Skills Support

Develop the skills you need to grow your business. Our organisational development specialists are an extension of your HR resource, identifying opportunities to grow your own talent, saving you time and money. 

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An Apprenticeship allows people to work and train at the same time and is a great way to give your business a competitive edge. Find out how an Apprenticeship can help your business grow.

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Do you find it difficult to recruit new talent to your business? We offer free organisational development support to help fill existing vacancies or advise on long term talent acquisition strategy.

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Community Events
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Online event Free Hosted by Bath Spa Skills Bootcamps
Community Events
The Swindon and Wiltshire Business Festival in Association with Western Gateway
Chippenham , United Kingdom Free
Food WorksSW Forthcoming Webinar: How to get into Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic and Selfridges
Online event Free
The Art of Digital Networking – Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn Seminar
Online event £15 (FREE to access for Growth Hub Plus members)
Festival of Sustainable Business Exhibition
Bristol Free
Swindon Business Expo
Swindon Free
CyberICE 2.0
Chippenham Free
How to remove the fear from difficult HR conversations
Chippenham , England £150 or £120 for Growth Hub Plus members
Wiltshire Council's 'Doing Business With Us' Events
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LinkedIn Workshop - Get yourself connected
Online event FREE


Kickstart Case Studies
Two case studies from local Kickstarters who have recently been employed.
Apprenticeship Coffee and Chat
Tuesday 5th April
The Modern Sales Environment: Create, Commit, Close
Linked to his three-part webinar mini-series Jamie Martin will take you on a journey in making you and your business aware to your future customers an...
case study
Apprenticeship Employer Case Study - Tim Burghes
We explore the advantages of taking on an apprentice with Digital Marketing Manager Tim Burghes.
Apprenticeship Case Study - Amy Wetherill
As a former A Level school leaver, I had no idea how to start on a career path. After completing further research regarding Apprenticeships, I realise...
case study
Apprenticeship Case Study- Sarah Pearce
With real life experience truly reinforcing the learning aspect of the role, I find myself being sincerely supported from all aspects, whilst pushing ...
The Post Lockdown Skills Gap
In a new, post lockdown reality can we expect a ‘return to normal’ when all evidence points to a widening skills gap and faltering productivity?
Gained skills whilst working in the Retail Environment
Skills gained whilst facing a range of experiences within the retail environment
Inside the world of hospitality
A deeper look into what life is like for those within the hospitality industry.
GH Webinar
Beyond furlough: the future for your business
Consider your (many) options. Plan ahead. Don't assume the worse. Kathryn Roynon, HR Director outlines the many positive options for your busines...



Apprenticeship Case Studies


Apprenticeship case studies from various apprentices talking about their experiences on the Work Wiltshire website.

Apprenticeship Stories
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Apprenticeship Vacancies; South West


A list of apprenticeship vacancies available in the South West.

Current Apprenticeships
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CITB Training, development and business support


CITB Training, apprentices, grants and funding
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Enterprise Adviser Network


The Swindon and Wiltshire Enterprise Adviser Network helps create powerful, lasting connections between our local businesses, schools and colleges.

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Labour Market Intelligence (LMI)


Work Wiltshire provides labour market intelligence linked to 6 priority sectors, to give users useful local employment information. It also provides links to the Government websites to give a national perspective.

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Skills Support for the Workforce


Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within SMEs in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in personnel, training and development. Tel: (020) 8612 6200
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UCAS - At the heart of connecting people to higher education


UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education.

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Women in Rural Enterprise


WiRE Networks (Women in Rural Enterprise) provides the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, expertise and generate business growth through referrals.
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Work Wiltshire


Wiltshire Council's Employment & Skills Service, providing information to employers via the Routes to Employment and Skills for Young people teams.

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Apprenticeship Information For Employers


Information on Apprenticeships for Employers
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Be Involved


Be Involved is a Swindon & Wiltshire initiative enabling employers to support the employability of our young people and the future workforce.
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Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), The Manufacturers' Organisation


A membership organisation the EEF is the representative voice of British manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe.
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Guide to apprenticeships in Wiltshire (Work Wiltshire)


A comprehensive guide to all apprenticeship information relevant to Wiltshire including types of apprenticeships, industries, current vacancies and links to further information

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Redundancy payments helpline


Redundancy payments helpline Tel: 0330 331 0020
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Technology for work-based learning (Jisc)


Across the UK, work-based learning providers are facing the challenge of using technology to support teaching, learning and assessment across curriculum areas in working environments. Providers need to develop flexible and appropriate methods of course delivery and assessment, and technology can support access to ‘any time any place’ learning that is essential for learners in the work place

Technology for work-based learning
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Traineeships in Swindon and Wiltshire


Information and guidance on Traineeships available through Work Wiltshire

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Visiting a School


Information for employers visiting a School

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Work Experience


Guidance for employers on work experience

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Training Providers

We are proud to be working with our network of providers, offering the very best and most appropriate training solutions for businesses based in Swindon and Wiltshire.



Private providers

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