Sector Support

We support high growth and priority sectors to secure the skilled workforce companies need to thrive and achieve economic growth. 

These sectors include advanced manufacturing, rail, engineering, energy, science and technology.

Our support helps businesses to identify the skills needed, both now and in the future, and support partners to work collaboratively to develop solutions to these needs. This may include for example offers of new and innovative methods of training delivery, or the establishment of sector skills boards.


We support companies to navigate through the ever-changing skills and employment policy landscape; ensuring companies understand future risks and make the most of the opportunities e.g. the recent developments on the Apprenticeship Levy.

We also focus on supporting key employment sectors such as health and social care as developing a pipeline of future talent is critical to the local economy.

To find out more or join one of our Sector Skills Boards contact Helen Woollacott:

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