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ACL has been delivering quality training and development programmes for over 30 years. We work with employers of all shapes and sizes who take training and development as seriously as we do. We work in partnership with employers to ensure that training and development needs are met. Our offer includes apprenticeship programmes and courses that can...Find out more


Overview: We provide information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. Web Address: www.acas.org.uk Contact Details: 0300 123 11 00, Twitter @AcasEast, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acasorguk   Find out more

Anglia Ruskin University

Overview: At Anglia Ruskin University we offer a leading range of teaching, knowledge, expertise and facilities to support the growth of your business. Whether you are a start-up or a multinational, we have over 1,000 academics with specialist expertise and we aim to help at least 2,000 organisations to innovate and develop every year. We are keen...Find out more


Apprenticemakers has been developed to help apprentice employers across the country make connections and ask each other questions about the benefits and challenges associated with recruiting apprentices. The community aims to support a greater take up of Apprenticeships amongst small and medium businesses (SMEs) and has been developed following a...Find out more

Chelmsford College

We are a Further Education College offering a wide range of vocational and professional courses and apprenticeships.  We have two main campuses, Moulsham Street and Princes Road. We believe the right skills and knowledge can take you where you want to be.  Our pass rate is 95%. We’re at the top of the national league tables for 16 – 18...Find out more

Colchester Institute

Fully-Funded Digital Training. CI Business Solutions is the B2B arm of Colchester Institute, providing high quality training solutions for your business needs. IT Digital Training programmes available in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project all at an Advance Level. To qualify for this funding opportunity, organisations should have less...Find out more

Essex Employments Skills & Board

The Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) has been set up to bring about change. We have come together as a representative group of large employers, SMEs, Business membership groups, colleges, universities and local government to look at collaborative solutions; we want to build on successful work to deliver a local skills system which we can be...Find out more


What is Inspire? Inspire is a Hub company within USP College that works as a central Hub for our seven student led nonprofit college companies which aim to give students real industry experience within their respected fields of study by working with real employers and businesses. Inspire takes charge of the communication flow between College...Find out more

Learn Direct

Overview: As one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, e-assessment and employment services in the UK, we deliver the products, services and dedicated support your company needs to successfully recruit, train and nurture the best staff.Each year around 4,000 businesses equip their staff for success...Find out more


Overview: Nwes is a not-for-profit enterprise agency providing free and subsidised business support services to pre-starts and established businesses across east Anglia, including Essex. The support delivered includes business advice and workshops covering core business subjects such as Marketing and Finance for start-up businesses, and Business...Find out more


Are you a small business that could benefit from some extra support, whilst at the same time supporting a student into the world of work? The University has a well-established and successful internship programme. With help from the SECCADS funding, you can access a talented pool of students, and graduates from the last 3 years.  A graduate...Find out more

South Essex College

South Essex College is a leading regional provider of cost effective training and development solutions for businesses. We currently provide apprenticeships, traineeships and work placement students to hundreds of organisations. We offer a comprehensive end-to-end service to large and small businesses, including making sure businesses’...Find out more

Stansted Airport Employment and SkillsAcademy

Overview: Stansted Employment and Skills Academy, based next-door to the terminal building is managed by Urban Futures. It aims to continue the best practices derived from the London Stansted Employment Partnership (LSEP) but also to provide a service to any individual looking for employment at the airport, regardless of where they live, and a...Find out more

Straight A Training

Straight A Training provides support, funding and expertise to help learners achieve vocational and work-based qualifications and development. Started in 1999 by Jayne Raftery and Mathew Nutt, Straight A has grown robustly and consistently and today has a multi-cultural team of dedicated Tutors helping learners achieve qualifications ranging from...Find out more

University of Essex

Overview: The University of Essex has been breaking boundaries for fifty years, and now our expertise is driving business forward. We work with businesses to provide student and graduate talent, training, facilities and world-leading expertise. From start-ups and SMEs to multinationals, we are helping businesses grow and increase their...Find out more

Writtle College

Overview: Writtle College campus is a unique place. It is set in its own 220 hectare estate with landscaped gardens, working animal units, construction areas, workshops and retail, business and leisure operations. There is a lively community atmosphere on campus, with students from over 50 different countries. The majority of our students spend a...Find out more