Useful Resources


Find out how your business can access free support for your apprenticesThe Association of Apprentices is a great place for apprentices to connect with others, get advice and access resources to support their apprenticeship, helping you to manage, support and provide a great experience for them.



If you are a CITB registered employer taking on a construction apprentice did you know you could apply for grants up to £8,500 for a 2 year apprenticeship?

To find out more contact ( South Essex) or ( North Essex)


The Essex Provider Network has been set up with the specific aim of providing a single voice for all Essex based learning and training providers including Further Education Colleges with a focus on work-based learning. There are a significant number of provider networks across the country and with changes within the sector, developments within the LEPs and an on-going large percentage of skills based funded provision being delivered by providers from outside of the region, we believe that there has never been a more important time for Essex based providers to work together collaboratively, in building a strong and sustainable network.

Click HERE for more information on the Essex Provider Network


The Essex County Council Employability and Skills team offers a range of services to support employers with:

  • recruitment
  • employee learning and development
  • offering apprenticeships (including funding)
  • promoting and filling vacancies

Click HERE for more information on the Essex Apprenticeship Hub



Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

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Regional web link:


As experts in business, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support, and a powerful voice in government.