Rushmoor Borough Council is offering businesses in Aldershot and Farnborough a free, new business training hub in partnership with live learning company SeedL.

The innovative hub offers all employees of Rushmoor businesses ratepayers unlimited access to up to 200 live courses at any given time and offers topics that can teach them new skills, improve their employer’s performance and ultimately make businesses in the borough more successful.  

Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Economy, Councillor Adrian Newell, said: “Employees can choose from a range of subjects including retail management and customer service, right through to Microsoft Excel and project management. 

“With so many types of businesses in our borough, this is a great way for us to address the learning needs of retailers and professional services firms alike.”On completing a course, employees can download a completion of learning certificate, helping them to evidence their personal development in gaining additional skills and knowledge. 

All courses are uniquely live interactive webinars, allowing local employees to make a date to learn on a flexible basis, accessing webinars from their home or office.  

The learning solution is among the first of its kind around the UK and is launched in partnership with SeedL, a world-pioneering virtual live learning subscription service. 

Jo Shepherd, who is SeedL’s Chief Learning Officer, said: “SeedL has grown rapidly since its launch, and we’re really excited to do more to support town and city centre economies. Our partnership with Rushmoor Borough Council is really going to be a major asset for businesses in the town. 

“With learning being such a key part of candidate attraction and retention, we’re delighted to help local businesses get a competitive edge. We will also be running mental health wellness courses, which is something so many businesses have been asking us to offer.” 

The learning hub launches on Monday, September 26, and business ratepayers will be allowed to sign all employees up to the service for free.

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