Food & Drink Manufacturing funded workforce training in Derbyshire and Nottighamshire

free food & drink manufacturing sector training courses in d2n2

SKILLS Local - Supporting workforce development and business growth

SKILLS Local provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your businesses skills and training needs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

What can SKILLS Local do for your business?

    • Improve business productivity
    • Access funding for accredited training
    • Boost the efficiency and confidence of staff
    • Acquire new skills and qualifications
    • Support in growing your business
    • Support in identifying your training needs
    • Access a range of cash incentives
    • Sector events for sharing best practice
    • Skills to future proof your business
Our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of your business and your people – one of our local experts will visit you to carry out a free consultation, after which they will develop a bespoke training plan designed to tackle skills gaps in your workforce.

Our training is flexible – it can be delivered direct to staff on your premises, at one of our local centres or wherever there’s access to the internet.

In addition, businesses can claim up to £1950 of incentives by simply training and providing progression for your employees*

Partner training providers

Linden Management

  • Linden Management - funded food & drink manufacturing industry training courses
  • Linden is a national training provider with Grade 1 Achievement Success supporting businesses with practical skills, training and advice to improve processes and skills with specialist knowledge in food manufacturing & continuous improvement, logistics & supply chain, rail, business & professional management, retail and service sectors for 22 years.

    It creates bespoke packages of training and business improvement to identify skills gaps, improve margins and increase competitiveness with specialist expertise in Continual Improvement.

    It partners with customers to deliver training in line with their vision, developing employee skills to work well as individuals and as part of a team.

What next?

Call 0345 5210066 now or fill in the form to arrange a callback. A member of our team will contact you directly or refer you to one of our fully funded food & drink manufacturing course training providers working in partnership with learndirect.

delivered in partnership with D2N2 LEP
delivered in partnership with d2n2 growth hub


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Food & Drink Manufacturing challenges*

  • The manufacture of food and drink is an important sector of the D2N2 economy, particularly within the Peak District National Park, Newark and Sherwood, Bassetlaw and Amber Valley.
  • There is potential for the food and drink manufacturing sector to make a significant contribution to the future growth of the D2N2 economy. Key opportunities for the sector include increasing exporting, investing in product innovation and supporting new low impact production technologies.
  • The sector provides employment in roles ranging from high tech, professional and managerial occupations, including food scientists and engineers, to lower skilled roles appealing to a broad section of the workforce.
  • A skilled workforce is important for the success of the sector, with many jobs requiring hands-on and practical skills.
* Source: D2N2 LEP

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a new government funded workplace skills programme tailored to the needs of businesses in your area. learndirect is delivering this programme through our network of high quality training providers in the D2N2 area.

More about SKILLS local

SKILLS Local is a government funded initiative to support local businesses in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas. It provides access to FREE skills training. SKILLS Local is delivered in partnership between learndirect, Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), D2N2 LEP and the European Social Fund (ESF).