Reed Restart Scheme
The free programme can help your business find job ready candidates quickly and easily. You can expect:
- expert advice on job descriptions, salaries and attraction
- eligibility to work checks
- application management: candidate screening to save you time
- matching talent and skills to your specific roles and more
Supporting employers to be disability confident. The Inclusive Employment team carefully select talented candidates to meet the needs of your business. Supporting them throughout the interview process, induction period, coaching and mentoring at no cost to employers.
A specialist employment support charity working with people experiencing mental ill health. Working with employers to ensure successful job matches and providing additional support.
Harlow College offer advice and information to businesses to help identify skills needs, find potential training solutions and understand any costs involved.
Harlow College offer a range of adult training courses, including specialist vocational courses, delivered through a range of flexible learning options including blended and online learning.
They also offer Apprenticeships and T-Levels training with a free recruitment service that provides support from initial enquiry through to Apprenticeship completion.
Bright Futures is Harlow College’s Adult Training Centre based in Harlow Town Centre. Bright Futures delivers training courses to upskill, retrain and support adults on their employment journey.
Learners are helped to improve their English and Maths; brush up their digital skills and create the perfect CV. Alongside these essential skills learners can take courses in retail, hospitality, health & social care, security, customer service, construction and more.
Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC)
Based at Harlow College, HAMEC is a dedicated training facility aiming to grow high technology skill sets within engineering and manufacturing. Employers looking to recruit new staff or upskill current workforces can utilise the training offers at HAMEC.
In additional to apprenticeships provision from Harlow College and ACL, you can find more details on apprenticeships via the government website.
Essex Apprenticeship Hub
The Apprenticeship Hub team is available to help 16 to 25 year olds find an apprenticeship and businesses who are looking to recruit an apprentice. The matching service is funded by Essex County Council and is totally free of charge.
Training and employment finder
Use the free government website to find training and employment schemes for your business. Search and browse to find short summaries on the cost, time and benefits.
Help to Grow: Management Course
The course is designed, delivered and led by entrepreneurs and industry experts at world-class business schools. The leadership course guides businesses to invest in their leadership and take your business to the next level. Helping businesses boost their performance and resilience.
Help to Grow: Management with the University of Leicester School of Business
Unique opportunity for professional growth, business development and collaborative learning delivering £7,500 of fully-funded training. Enhance your management and strategic capabilities, improve operational efficiency to save time and money, learn how to innovate, lead change and optimise your business model and more.
Register by the 21st of September, 2023.
Training and employment schemes
Is your business considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff? A range of government programmes are available for employers to help with recruitment and upskilling staff.
Free Healthcare Training
Free training is available to anyone in Essex looking to enter or upskill in the care sector. The funding will help people working in care or new to the sector reach their career goals without the added pressure of training costs.
The training is funded by the council’s Nightingale Care Bursary and run by ACL Essex
DEA & Retrofit Assessor Training
The Retrofit Assessor plays a crucial role within the retrofit process. This training includes a detailed overview of the relevant standards/conventions, an arrangement of teamwork exercises and end of module synopsis.
To express an interest and discuss your options, please contact: [email protected]
Online Courses & Training
Cambridge University Online Courses
The University of Cambridge has launched an all-new online platform called ‘Cambridge Advance Online’, allowing users to find online courses for a variety of business and professional needs.
The Future Learn website provides a wide range of free and paid for courses to support business and employee development. Covering a wide variety of topics including management skills, business training, social media and more.
The Open University provide over 1000 free online courses across 8 different subjects. The courses are free to enrol and can be started at any time.
Search and browse a wide variety of volunteering opportunities throughout Harlow and Essex.
Got an idea for an activity or a neighbourly project you would like to set up? Rainbow Services can help you make this happen, speak to Kelly Tarling, their Community Builder for advice and guidance.
There are many opportunities for people to volunteer around Harlow, from helping to conserve our green spaces to looking after the animals at Pets’ Corner. Find out how you can get involved and make a difference to the local community.