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Skills Support for Businesses

North Somerset is strategically located at the gateway to the South West, part of the highly successful West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, and has a strong working relationship with the West of England Combined Authority. The region’s opportunities for business investment and innovation together with natural assets and the culture and heritage scene make it a place where people want to live, work and visit.


The region is home to a top-performing Further Education provider and a growing Higher Education provider in the West of England. In 2017, Weston College and the University Centre Weston (UCW)  achieved a Gold award, placing it among the top 20 per cent of university and college higher education providers in the country. North Somerset is well connected with over 10 University Campuses and a handful more Colleges, providing the full range of provision to meet your needs.


In September 2020 North Somerset Council adopted it’s Employment and Skills Strategy that can be found here.


How can you support your workforce?

This will give you a great idea of different support for the workforce including guidance and programmes designed to upskill your employees and more

Find out more about support with the workforce

Making redundancies?

Find out free information, advice and guidance on your responsibilities as an employer and how to support your workforce through the redundancy process

Find out more about support with redundancies

Recruiting new talent?

Find out about support available to help with your recruitment needs

Find out more about support with recruitment

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