Businesses urged to apply for slice of Government’s £150m training pot

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Skills minister and West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock is urging firms to apply for a slice of a £150million pot to help deliver training.

The Employee Ownership Pilot has already seen £1.9m committed to projects in East Anglia.

Mr Hancock said: “For British businesses to succeed and compete in the global race, they need to have a highly skilled workforce that can meet the challenges of the future.

“I would urge businesses – particularly small companies – to consider how the fund can help them grow, from creating new apprenticeship programmes to setting up specialist training academies.”

For more on the scheme and how to apply visit