Business and Employers

The Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) is a single point of contact providing practical help and advice for employers to enable them to develop the skills of their employees.

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Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation

The Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) works with employers to find business solutions and staff development opportunities throughout the United Kingdom at a time and place to suit your needs.

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Business Growth & Employer Engagement Strategy 2022-2025

This strategy underpins our Strategic Ambition 2025. Building on our outstanding reputation for supporting the socio-economic sustainability of the Scottish Borders and beyond, we will proactively engage with our community and stakeholders to ensure our practice reflects their needs.

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Employer Engagement and Work Placements

The College aims to continue to work closely with local employers to ensure we are meeting the skills and learning needs of businesses and individuals in the workforce, and making an effective contribution to enhancing the employability of those individuals.

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Borders College pledges to provide the opportunity for all full time students to develop Enterprise within the curriculum and through a range of support materials.

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Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

If you are a Scotland-based employer who pays the Apprenticeship Levy, this funding stream may give you access to up to £15,000 towards employees’ training and development through Borders College.

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Interested in our Conference, Events and Meeting Venue?

You may be looking for a venue for a conference, an annual general meeting, a training seminar, an exhibition, a birthday party, a formal dinner or maybe an office away day with team building activities, or why not indulge your staff in a pamper day?

Whatever the occasion, Scottish Borders Campus can provide you with comprehensive modern facilities with the flexibility to suit your requirements.

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Our Partners

In the Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation we work hard to develop positive professional relationships with our customers. All the organisations we work with are at the heart of everything we do and we are proud to partner with a wide variety of businesses both large and small.

Below you'll see our 'Employer Recognition Virtual Wall', where we recognise employers for their positive contribution to the upskilling and education of the Scottish workforce.

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