Skills

A key strength in Wiltshire is the integrated approach to the Education, Employment & Skills Challenge between the Council's 13-19 Education & Skills Team, Integrated Youth Service and Employment & Skills Service.

Education, Employment & Skills Board

The Board covers the following priorities:
  • Address the worklessness priorities of the area
  • Assist young people to acquire the appropriate competencies, functional skills and experience of the work environment
  • Develop employability skills to provide a better balance and focus between attitudinal values, vocational skills and academic achievement and develop a framework of support for young people and other new labour market entrants to attain and sustain their first employment
  • Support the up-skilling and re-skilling of adults. Support employers to develop their workforce to sustain and grow their business
  • Ensure skills match business need through provision that is appropriate and accessible for employer and learner needs
  • Ensure maximisation of skills utilisation
  • Deliver Apprenticeship growth
  • Improve access to HE facilities and courses which support growth sectors and opportunities

The Board has developed an Education, Employment & Skills Strategy for Wiltshire which will enable us to take a holistic and prioritised approach towards the aim of integrating the Education, Employment & Skills agenda in Wiltshire.

This strategy aims to identify a shared vision, strategic objectives and priority actions to help Wiltshire Council and its partners on the Education, Employment and Skills Board to create an environment that will:
  • Support schools, the further Education (FE) sector, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and training providers to increase participation in education, training and employment
  • Support the development of a skilled and competitive workforce that meets the needs of employers both now and in the future
  • Drive business development and economic growth
  • Co-ordinate collaborative partnerships working to achieve common goals
  • Provide synergy between emerging education and skills policies translating into practice.

To view the strategy in more detail please visit

Be Involved

Be Involved is an initiative that enables employers to support the employability of our your people and the future workforce.

By signing up we aim to create a directory of businesses and other organisations who pledge to work together around the following key areas across Wiltshire: supporting local schools, supporting those with barriers to work, offering apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships.

Perhaps you already recruit an apprentice but would like to tell us your success story? Already working with a local school. You can receive our termly newsletter to find out what careers fair are happening near you! In return, we offer the chance for your business to take part in case studies and receive free HR support and downloads from Work Wiltshire.

If you would like to be involved please fill out the pledge form on our website or contact us at workwilts@wiltshire.gov.uk

Email: info@enterprisewiltshire.co.uk

Company Name: Enterprise Wiltshire Limited
Place of registration: England & Wales
Registered number: 4598514
Registered office address: County Hall, Bythesea road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

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