Employer Engagement

Employer Engagement


The UpSkilling Lancashire project is part funded by the European Social Fund, and supports Lancashire based SMEs and micro-businesses to increase the skills and capability of their employees, enabling the business to compete regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Project Team assists businesses to identify, design, develop and implement work-force education and training programmes linked to the strategic needs of the business. The Project also offers advice and guidance regarding networks for business support services, and allows the business to upskill a workforce via an Apprenticeship scheme with LMC, Distance Learning, or completing a free Leading Lancashire course

The UpSkilling Lancashire project can benefit your business by providing support in the following areas:

  • Business-needs analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Skills reviews
  • Mentoring and leadership development
  • Placements
  • Networking opportunities
  • Information and advice on accessing Levy support for education and training 
  • Identifying areas for capacity building and development for your workforce

Am I eligible?

To qualify for the UpSkilling Lancashire project your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Based in Lancashire
  • Employ 250 employees or less
  • Have either an annual turnover that is equal to or less than 50million Euros or a balance sheet total that is equal to or less than 43million Euros


A member of the project team will visit you to discuss your business plans and objectives. They will support your business to identify, design, develop and implement work-force education and training programmes linked to the strategic needs of your business. The project will prepare the business to engage in the provision of a range of apprenticeships for current and future employees.

Free digital marketing training

Did you know that if you're an SME in Lancashire - you are entitled to x2 FREE three hour training sessions on all things digital marketing?

Contact Olivia from our Upskilling Lancashire team for an initial meeting to go through what support is available to your business. All of this training/support is bespoke to what YOU need, whether that's beginners social media, to looking at designing leaflets, business cards and even menus and service lists!  

Take a look at some of the feedback we received from a recent Google Analytics session with Like Technologies,

We had a 3 hour Google Analytics session with Olivia to go over the basics and how we could use it within our business. We found the session extremely useful and it gave us the perfect start to being able to improve our website and how analytics can aid the improvment. Olivia was knowledgeable and gave us loads to top tips that we can go away and implement.

Call 01524 521600 or email o.hammond2@lmc.ac.uk for more information.