Transform Programme

Transform Programme

The Transform Programme aims to address current and future skills gaps by increasing the take-up and knowledge of apprenticeships, traineeships and skills training among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the county.

Our knowledgeable and friendly team of Transform advisers offer impartial, one-to-one advice and support to SMEs across East Sussex. These advisers also make businesses aware of the government-funded provision that is available for them to access, as well as informing them about how to source and access these programmes and how this provision can help them to meet their business objectives, including development and growth potential.

There is currently a future skills shortage and lack of employment growth in the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • Health and social care
  • Land-based industries
  • Logistics
  • The visitor economy

As a result, we're particularly keen to engage with SMEs in these industries.

Take a look at the tabs below to learn more about the project and the skills funding available to SMEs across East Sussex.

If you're an SME based in East Sussex and interested in learning more about how skills investment might help your business and how the Transform Programme can support you, please fill in our contact form and we'll be in touch to discuss next steps.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible businesses include SMEs based in East Sussex who have not received €200,000 state aid in three years. Applications for a levy transfer must be for apprentices who start within three months of an approved application. Applications outside this cannot be reserved.

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