Skills and workforce development

Future-proof yourself and your workforce with our tailored programmes. We have lots of opportunities to develop the skills your businesses and employees need, now, and in the future.


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Workforce for the Future

Use the expertise of our partners to develop a tailored workforce strategy to future-proof your business. We'll help you map your employees' current skillsets, and show you other skills and areas your workforce needs to be fluent in. Our key partners will support you to define and implement skills development plans for your employees and we'll also help you bring in apprenticeships or work placements to drive your business forwards.

What will I get?

  1. Workforce development planning
  2. Access to training and skills development
  3. Recruitment resources and access to talent
  4. Talent retention strategy 
  5. Education and skills programmes


Participation is free and is available to SMEs with less than 250 employees based in the West of England (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset). Sign up today.

Thrive at Work West of England

Our Thrive at Work programme has been designed to support business leaders with the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce. With Covid and national restrictions in place, supporting the mental health of your staff is more prevalent that ever. 

We give you guidance on implementing the Mental Health at Work Commitment and Mental Health Work Standards. There's also free e-Learning for your line managers to support their direct reports.