The Employer Ownership of Skills pilot is a competitive fund open to employers to invest in their current and future workforce in England. Employers are invited to develop proposals that raise skills, create jobs, and drive enterprise and economic growth. Government will invest in projects in which employers are also prepared to commit their own funds in order to make better use of our combined resources.

In September 2012 the successful bidders of Round 1 Employer Ownership Pilot were announced. Siemens, Sembcorp and Nissan are some of the 34 businesses that have successfully bid to design the vocational training programmes they need to grow and create tens of thousands of opportunities for young people.

See here for more information about Round 1 successes.

Round 2 was launched on the 20 November 2012 and asks for full or outline proposals by 28 February 2013.

See here for further information and the full prospectus.