Business and Skills

Future Bright

An exciting new service helping people throughout the West of England develop their skills and improve their job prospects.

It is also creating more opportunities for career progression.

The programme is managed by the West of England Combined Authority and delivered locally by Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils.

Click here to find out more,

Apprentice Hub West

Information regarding employing, recommending or being an apprentice.

In one place you can find everything you need 

How to employ an apprentice

Finding a training provider

Recruiting an apprentice

grants and funding

Pay and conditions


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, designed with employers, which combine on and off the job learning and development activities. They are used to develop employees who are in new job roles including higher level roles.

Apprenticeships deliver real benefits to business and people; they represent an excellent investment for both Government and employers.

Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification – from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level.