Apprenticeship Opportunities for Manufacturers

How Can Businesses Develop a Training and Skills Strategy?

FIESTA has launched Skills Plus a new initiative that will enable employers to attract, recruit and develop the skills of the next generation.

Companies that have made apprenticeship schemes central to their businesses have shown great success in recent years. Apprenticeship’s provide young people with the opportunity to work and learn at the same time, developing key working skills alongside the theory. Investing in our youth is invaluable; the people who we train today, will be our businesses’ future.

Companies that are levy payers can also use their funds to enhance the skillsets of the existing workforce, as well as providing opportunities to newcomers. Non levy payers can now access funded training for both apprentices and the upskilling of existing workers.

As a first step in accessing funded training and developing your future recruitment and skills training strategy please contact Skills Plus our FIESTA Apprentice Training Agency today on 0800 644 6447 or email: Carmen Daley:

More details on Skills Plus can be found here.

What is FIESTA doing to support this?

FIESTA in partnership with the Apprentice Management Group has set up Furniture and Interiors Skills Plus an approved Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) for the furniture and interiors sector ( ATA’s can recruit, employ, access funding and arrange training for apprentices on behalf of employers and are designed and regulated to support both large and small members who wish to take advantage of the many benefits of the new training environment. See to see how Skills Plus could work with you both in developing apprenticeships and upskilling you workforce.

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