Community Business Trade Up Programme taster sessions

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To register, simply click on your preferred date and location below. 

These sessions are an opportunity to:

  • find out more about the programme, the Match Trading grant and what it’s like to learn with SSE
  • decide whether it’s right for you
  • talk to a member of the SSE team about any questions you have

Please note that you’re not required to attend a taster session to apply to the programme, and it won’t be taken into consideration in our assessments.

Most of our taster sessions have already taken place, but you can watch the virtual information session below to learn more.


Watch a virtual information session here

23rd January at 3.30pm, London Bridge

8th February at 5pm, London Bridge

South East

17th January at 10am, Winchester

23rd January at 4pm, Winchester

South West

18th January at 10am, Truro

23rd January at 10am, Truro

24th January at 12pm, Bristol

28th January at 4pm, Bath

29th January at 12pm, Taunton

30th January at 12pm, Truro

6th February at 10am, Truro


9th January at 5.30pm, Coventry

16th January at 6pm, Central Birmingham

23rd January at 5.30pm, Leicester

30th January at 3pm, Smethwick

North West

11th January at 1pm, Wigan

22nd January at 1pm, Manchester

23rd January at 1pm, Bootle

28th January at 1pm, Liverpool

5th February at 1pm, Wirral

North East

17th January at 9.30am, Redcar 

5th February at 12pm, online taster session hosted by SSE Yorkshire & North East Yorkshire

31st January at 10.30am, Bradford

5th February at 12pm, online taster session hosted by SSE Yorkshire & North East

Ready to apply to the programme?

Apply now