40% funded contribution towards training costs for eligible clients

Garbutt + Elliott are pleased to announce that many of our clients could be in the enviable position of receiving a 40% funded contribution towards training costs.


Clients based in York, Selby, Harrogate, Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Kirklees or Wakefield who are in the following industry sectors are likely to be eligible for this additional funding.


  • Creative & Digital
  • Finance & Business
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Construction & Low Carbon
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Medical Technology


This funding has been made available through the Skills Service, which is part of a funded staff training programme for SME businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover less than £50M.


The training on offer consists of courses currently available through the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges.  There are over 300 courses available, categorised in an online Skills Catalogue,  the ideal resource to help you research and determine what training would best suit your company needs.   Should you have specific training requirements that are not shown in the Skills Catalogue, it is important to note that they may be available via alternative skills programmes.  Participants in the scheme must be employed by the business and based within the Leeds City Region (which includes the areas highlighted above, be over 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK


To find out more you can make enquiries directly through The Skills Service website.  In doing so you can obtain a free, no obligation, Skills Plan session with a Skills Advisor. In this way you will gain a full understanding of what is available to you to help you meet your business’s growth aspirations and the skills needed to achieve them.  Alternatively, please contact Garbutt + Elliott who will be happy to assist you with any queries.