I am reminded that Essex County Council are still promoting a funding programme for Essex businesses which is finishing on 31 March 2016.
The Digital Skills for Growth programme enables Essex businesses to receive up to £4,000 for each employee they hire to go towards developing their digital skills. As long as the employee is an Essex resident and going into a digital based role, they can cover 70% of the course fee for any training that will enhance their skills and help your business to grow.
Recruit or promote a digital marketer
Yes, you heard that right! If you employ a person to take on your digital marketing, you can get £4000 worth of FREE training - providing you stump up the remaining 30%.
An alternative is to move an existing employee into the Digital Marketing role and take on a new employee to fill that existing employee's role. Yes, you are still eligible for a grant to cover 70% of any training costs.
Who can train your digital marketing employee?
The types of courses which are covered by the funding include: Digital Marketing, Social Media and SEO and, of course, Lollipop are your favourite local supplier for all of these.
What industries can apply for the Digital Skills for Growth funding?