Workforce Development:

unlock potential within your business

Upskill to retain staff and increase employee engagement.

SWMAS understands that finding suitably skilled staff at this time is extremely difficult, with nearly three quarters of firms struggling to attract the staff they need to support their growth ambitions.

But what if you could find a way to do more with the people that you already have within your business?

SWMAS can offer an independent review of your future growth plans and look at the workforce requirements you need to achieve your business objectives. This will also include a review to understand if you are able to deliver more with the existing workforce and to switch vacancies into alternative roles. It can often be easier to recruit and upskill personnel to help overcome the challenges of finding suitable highly skilled or qualified staff.

The programme will take you through the following steps:

  • Review your future growth plans and the associated workforce required to achieve them
  • Produce an action plan to support your workforce development
  • Provide support to connect and engage colleges and training providers
  • Project management and coaching support to ensure the change is successfully implemented within your business


SWMAS has supported firms to develop their staff into first line substantive positions, with specialist training solutions, helping to make roles more rewarding.

”Artichoke are at an exciting phase of growth and development. As we scale, we need help for our people to move with us and SWMAS provided valuable support for some of our key people on that journey.” Bruce Hodgson, CEO & Creative Director, Artichoke

90% of businesses expected a growth in turnover after support from SWMAS!

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