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Are you looking to upgrade your skills and fast track your way into work? Look no further! A range of skills bootcamps has been launched, covering subjects from artificial intelligence and covert surveillance to railway construction and event safety.

Enterprise Cheshire + Warrington has secured £2.4m in government funding to create 640 places on Skills Bootcamps in 2024/25. These bootcamps offer flexible training courses of up to 16 weeks, designed to help local employers recruit people with the skills they need or to upskill existing staff.

The bootcamps cover a diverse range of areas, including heat pump installation, business management, fitness instruction, software development, artificial intelligence, covert surveillance, railway construction, event safety, business management, data analytics, scaffolding, and 3D printing.

By attending a skills bootcamp, you can gain sector-specific skills and secure a guaranteed interview, or access new roles and opportunities with your current employer. The bootcamps are available for adults aged 19 and over, who either live or work in Cheshire and Warrington, and who have the right to work in the UK.

To date, funding secured by Enterprise Cheshire + Warrington has allowed 619 people aged 19 or over to attend 34 Skills Bootcamps in a host of specialisms to reflect skills gaps and employer need.

Director of Skills and Education at Enterprise Cheshire and Warrington, Pat Jackson, said: "The skills bootcamps are based on what employers tell us they require and are a great way to bridge identified skills gaps across the sub-region. Not only do they help employees climb the ladder and fast track their way into jobs, they help local businesses invest in their workforce.

Skills bootcamps are an innovative way to upskill and reskill workers, addressing the skills gaps in the UK economy. By offering flexible training courses, individuals can gain the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career, while employers can access a pool of talented workers.

Enterprise Cheshire + Warrington is a leading organization that drives economic growth and development in the region. Through initiatives like skills bootcamps, they aim to create a skilled workforce that meets the needs of local employers.


1. What are skills bootcamps?

Skills bootcamps are flexible training courses that offer sector-specific skills, designed to help individuals upskill or reskill in a particular area.

2. What subjects do the skills bootcamps cover?

The skills bootcamps cover a range of subjects, including artificial intelligence, business management, heat pump installation, fitness instruction, software development, and more.

3. Who can attend a skills bootcamp?

Adults aged 19 and over who either live or work in Cheshire and Warrington, and who have the right to work in the UK, can attend a skills bootcamp.

4. Are the skills bootcamps free?

Yes, the skills bootcamps are free for all unemployed or self-employed people. Employed individuals may require a small contribution from their employer.

5. How do I find out more about the skills bootcamps?

You can find out more about the skills bootcamps and see the full list of available courses on the Skills Bootcamps – Cheshire and Warrington website.