Employment advice for businesses

Find information on what you might need to do as an employer.

Starting businessWe can help to put you in touch with partner organisations and support services which have expertise on all aspects of employment.


► Information on employing people can be found on the GOV.UK employing people web page

► An apprenticeship is part of the nationally recognised training programme. Find out what you can do as an employer on GOV.UK 

► Funding for colleges, other skills and training organisations and apprenticeships can come from the Skills Funding Agency. Find out more about the Skills Funding Agency 

► The new college at Stansted Airport offers technical and professional courses in aviation, engineering, business, hospitality retail and events management. Find out more about Stansted Airport College

► Harlow College offers a  range of professional and short courses including bespoke courses for most business sectors. Find out more about Harlow College

► Cambridge Regional College offers vocational courses and apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects, from engineering and media, to hairdressing and sports studies. Find out more about Cambridge Regional College


Government information 

If you starting up a business, the government site, GOV.UK, has a wide range of information to help:

► Business and self-employed (GOV.UK)

► Career skills and training (GOV.UK)

► Register your new business with HMRC (GOV.UK)

► Finance and support for your business (GOV.UK)


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