Training support

Nurture the skills of your workforce and your business will reap the rewards.

We can help you to identify skills gaps and improve employee competence, motivation and empowerment. And we'll advise you on best practice in developing a skilled workforce.

Skills Advancement Grant

Through our Skills Advancement Grant you can get up to £10,000 for staff training. The grant will cover 50 per cent of eligible costs and is available to small companies that are exporting or are ready to export.

Non-executive director/Mentor

You can apply for financial support to employ a non-executive director or business mentor to help the direction and management of your business.

Skills Growth Programme

We also offer tailored support through our Skills Growth Programme, which focuses on developing higher skills. This will help you unlock the potential of your staff by improving key skills such as team working and problem solving.

We can help with the cost of:

  • Trainers’ costs (including travel).
  • Trainees’ expenses up to the value of all other eligible costs (including travel).
  • Materials, supplies and facilities directly related to the training project.

Case study

See how local company Outsource Solutions NI Ltd benefited from Invest NI Training Needs Analysis advice and Skills Support.


Not sure that this support is right for you? Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.


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