Skills Events

Skills West workshops

Bringing business and training providers together to help build a sustainable and more resilient workforce in the West of England.

Join us at our skills events so we can understand and advise on your skills challenges, connect you with education providers to facilitate training in your workforce, and get you thinking about developing the skills of people in your business.

Future Skills Workshops

Have your say about the future of skills in your sector and hear from guest speakers on valuable skills topics. We run regular events throughout the year aimed at different sectors so you should be able to find a topic relevant to your business. 


Future Skills Exchange 2018

Bristol – 13th December 2018

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Next Generation Careers: 2017 Review - The Future of Employment and Skills

In partnership with the West of England LEP, Business West, through our Skills West Programme, has been working with businesses in the region to understand the skills and training needs across all sectors now, and for the next generation.

We have run a series of events to present an overview of our collated findings with you and show where we are going next. We shared up-to-date information with individuals and helped shape their organisation's future thinking and planning over the next year.

You can download a copy of the presentation from our last event at Weston College here. Keep an eye out for the next series of events later this year. 


  • Do you have the right skills in your business?

    Take our Business Skills & Training Survey 2018 which explores your organisation's recruitment, skills and training needs.

    Your answers will assist us to form our Local Sector Skills Statements for 2019 and also help education providers and key decision makers to ensure that training provision in the region is relevant to business needs.
    Every business that completes the survey will get entered into a prize draw too! 

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  • How to get started

    Chat to one of our skills advisers today about your skills gaps. Call us on 0330 124 4446.

  • Thank you to everyone at Business West for running the Future Skills Workshop. It was really engaging and inspirational, and I look forward to attending the next stage in July!
    Jeremy P. Howson
    Tax Manager at Grant Thornton