+44 (0) 1354 622506 business@fenland.gov.uk

Recruitment & Skills

Growth Works – Skills


0333 121 7800

Growth Works with Skills supports businesses in Cambridgeshire to fill job roles with the right people, identifying training solutions and overall creating business growth

Growth Works for Skills can work with businesses to identify and plan the right training programmes to improve staff satisfaction and overall productivity. They provide the latest information about government funded schemes.


Growth Works with Skills works actively with local employers and the apprenticeship provider network to identify and showcase the opportunities for apprenticeships. 


Department of Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus  Tel- 0800 169 0190

Wisbech & March

Ely – Chatteris -

Peterborough – Whittlesey

Sector Based Work Academies

The individual gets access to pre-employment training tailored to your business needs, a work experience placement and a guaranteed interview over a period of up to six weeks.



Why not think about offering an unpaid Work Experience placement? Not only will it give the person the chance to develop and grow it is also a fantastic way for you to identify possible candidates for any future vacancies.


The Mentoring Circle model comprises of three meetings in which your business will lead and share insight and information with mentees. Each session lasts two hours and is spread over three weeks. The total time commitment is 6 hours and each session will be of the same group of 8-10.


If you are not sure about if a candidate is suitable why not ‘try before you buy’ by offering a work trial to a candidate.


Access to Work

This can help people stay in work if they are facing barriers because they have a long-term health condition or disability. Grants can be given to individuals to a maximum of £60,000. If you have an employee who may need support or advice about staying in their job with a disability or long-term health condition, encourage them to find out more about Access to Work.



Offering a 3 to 6 months work placement to a young person on a Traineeship would secure you up to £1000 of funding and would provide them with the experience they need to add to their CV and progress into a job.  They will also participate in a training programme and might already be qualified at level 3 and below.



These work-based placements can be offered when positions require a higher level of qualification than other forms of work experience. They are often associated with gaining experience for a professional career.  This could enable you to source your future candidates to help your business grow


Disability Confident

As an employer you could make a real difference to disabled people by becoming an employer that embraces disability, and ensures individuals reach their full potential. This will help your workforce become engaged, loyal and more productive. Our Employer Advisors can speak to you further about how you can be recognised as a Disability Confident employer.


Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses in Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough. SSW provides recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills. You can access a wide range of training at no cost to your business, subject to eligibility.


The Skills Toolkit

Help boost team productivity and motivation by upskilling your employees with free, high-quality digital, numeracy and soft skills courses. All courses on The Skills Toolkit are free and available online, so your teams can learn flexibly from home at a time that suits them.

  • Practical maths
  • Computer essentials
  • Personal growth and wellbeing
  • Professional development
  • Business and finance
  • Digital design and marketing
  • Computer science
  • Coding

Tel: 0800 100 900


The College of West Anglia


College of West Anglia, Wisbech Campus

Ramnoth Rd, Wisbech PE13 2JE

01945 582 561


Provides flexible, affordable training in a range of skills and professions. Developing a clear understanding of your business needs is the starting point and if you already know your needs they can tailor programmes to suit your requirements.

Contact on 01553 815600 or via email at employers@cwa.ac.uk.

Anglia Ruskin University Internship schemes

The ARU Spring and ARU Summer Internship Schemes are part-funded by ARU giving you the opportunity to get a fresh perspective on the work you do, with innovative views and ideas for specific projects, whilst providing a student with real world work experience and a chance to earn whilst they learn.

A fully managed recruitment service at 50% of the cost including proactive promotion of vacancies, CV shortlisting, arranging interviews, pre-employment checks, processing payroll and other related recruitment support.