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Workforce training

To help your business succeed in this time of economic challenge, it’s vital that you invest in skills. Training increases productivity in the short term – and employers who don’t train are more likely to fail than those who do.

Our learning and development team provides council employees and local organisations with the opportunity to access our services. This includes a range of training courses, e-learning modules, occupational qualifications and other development resources.


Apprenticeships can help make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive by addressing your skills gaps directly.

Graduate internships

The University of the West of England (UWE) are currently running a graduate intern programme for fixed-term projects for small to medium sized businesses and businesses that fall within certain sectors. UWE can offer up to £1,000 funding towards the graduate placement that must run for a minimum of 8 weeks. For more information on eligibility and to register your company’s details, visit the UWE website.

For longer term graduate internships, contact the University of the West of England on 0117 328 2225.

Business Link

Business Link is a free business advice and support service available online and through local advisors. Business Link can advise on recruitment, pay and pensions, managing staff, improving performance and training courses.

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