There are several tools available to your business to help upskill your workforce.

Having access to the right talent has often been cited as one of the biggest challenges that businesses face when growing. One way to overcome that is to upskill your existing workforce.


NatWest Mentor

Small business owners and managers are often experts at what they do now, but may lack the experience and skills to lead at the next level.

Mentor can provide online and face-to-face tools and management and leadership training to support you on your business journey.

If your business is growing via an online channel, your staff might benefit from being upskilled on subjects such as cyber security or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Mentor offers comprehensive training on these areas as well as other topics.

Your people are your greatest asset. MentorLearn can provide you with up to date, relevant and timely learning for you and your employees. MentorLearn offers a range of high quality training, specialising in both introductory and in-depth courses, click link below.

MentorLearn Courses (PDF, 2MB)

Contact us on 0800 970 9814 (Relay UK: 18001 0800 970 9814) for more information. Mentor’s services incur a cost.

Digital learning tools

There are a wide range of online courses that provide training for businesses, to get the right digital skills for their teams.

Many courses are free and can bring useful new skills including digital marketing techniques, using social media effectively and promoting your business on the web. Courses are available for all levels and can be a great way to motivate your team as well as bringing valuable new expertise to your business.

Carrying out a web search for digital online training will offer plenty of options to review.


You can now employ apprentices at all levels, from school leavers to people that want to further their careers or change career direction.  Hiring an apprentice could be a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

If you’re in England, you may be able to get government funding to cover some of the cost of training and assessing an apprentice.

The government has recently launched a new website about how businesses can make the most of apprenticeships.

You can find out:

  • how much it may cost
  • the right apprenticeship for your business
  • how to choose a training provider
  • how to hire an apprentice
  • how to prepare for an apprenticeship and track progress
  • details on assessment and certification

Find out more on the Apprenticeship Employer HUB.

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