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Skills for Cornwall

Skills for Cornwall

Skills for Cornwall is part of the European Social Fund (ESF), Business Clusters Project, aimed at understanding the skills needed for local business growth.

Part of the project is seeking expertise in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture & Rural
  • Health
  • Engineering

To enable us to develop new apprenticeships or foundation degree’s to meet your businesses future needs.

What’s coming up?

Take a look at the latest Skills for Cornwall activities you can currently take part in!

#Skills4Cornwall FREE Events

In exchange for your expertise, we’ll be running a series of FREE networking events with industry expert talks for you to build your knowledge and meet like-minded people within your sector. All contributing to building #Skills4Cornwall.

Want to support your industry in Cornwall, whilst accessing FREE events and experts tailored to your sector?  

Contact us to find out more and keep an eye on our social media channels for all the latest events!

Apprenticeship Development Fund

Build your apprenticeship and access up to £7,000 funding!

As part of Skills for Cornwall, we’re offering an extra £3,000 funding, in exchange for your sector knowledge to help build future apprenticeships (plus up to £4,000 Government grants and incentive). 

Qualifying apprenticeships are:

  • Motor vehicle (light & heavy)
  • Bricklaying
  • Healthcare
  • Property maintenance

Let’s break it down…

Small business (fewer than 50 employees) example:

Training (100% cost Government funded)


£3,000 for any new apprentice employed (Government grant)

Expires 30th September 2021

£1,000 if you take on an apprentice aged 16-18 (Government incentive)


Apprenticeship Development Fund – £3,000

Limited availability


£6,000 – £7,000 (Plus 100% training paid)

LIMTED AVAILABLITY Apprenticeship Development Fund will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Part-funded by the European Social Fund.

The project is receiving up to £5,499,294 of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit

Fill out the form below to secure access to these limited funds!