Ambition to Employ

About the Project

Sole-traders often feel ill equipped to hire their first employee – citing a lack of knowledge, ability, confidence, and often psychological barriers. The Erasmus+ Ambition to Employ training model aims to strengthen and update VET systems to ensure that practical assistance and education strategies are available to solo-traders – enabling them to capitalise on their ability to create jobs and deliver wider economic growth.

Support tools for the programme:

  • Self-assessment tool – to evaluate the sole-trader’s readiness to employ, and generate a personalised learning pathway.
  • Training model – to enable Business Advisors and Trainers to impart the knowledge, skills and self-belief sole-traders need to hire their first employee.
  • Free online course – enabling busy sole-traders access to the same training and support offered by Business Advisors, at their convenience.

More information on this project can be found on the project’s Facebook and Twitter profiles. The project website is coming soon.


Project Manager


Project Manager