New Leadership Programme

A new project has been launched to deliver leadership and management training to small to medium employers (SMEs) across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Easton and Otley College and its partners have been successful in tendering for £250,000 of European Social Fund money to deliver the Emerging Leaders programme.

The funding is available into 2019 and will enable the dedicated support of up to 140 young emerging leaders across the New Anglia LEP area.

The programme is open to employees aged 19+ working in SMEs registered in New Anglia.

The process starts with a training needs analysis carried out by an experienced assessor in discussion with the employer (free of charge) to identify business skills needs and ensure they meet the aspirations and vision of the business.

This process should then identify skills gaps for those employees showing potential to progress to team leader, supervisor or management positions.

The training can be in the form of accredited units from technical or management qualifications, or can be a bespoke programme designed with the help of the employer, to develop leadership skills of the employees.

The project is funded by the ESF and is working in partnership with the six other general FE colleges in the New Anglia LEP area. The seven colleges have come together to form the New Anglia Colleges Group and will be delivering the project as a partnership. The New Anglia Colleges Group (NACG) has a wide range of operational relationships already in place across the whole geography and currently works with 4,500 SMEs in New Anglia LEP.

Find out more about the skills support for emerging leaders programme