Worcestershire’s Skills offering

Worcestershire’s skills offering

Setting businesses up with the skills to succeed

With qualification results similar to the national average, Worcestershire is a highly-skilled county that has seen 78% of its schools being awarded an ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Worcestershire College Engineering Centre

Educational achievements
Worcestershire has a strong educational base. In addition, there’s ongoing innovative engagement between businesses and schools to prepare young people for the world of work.
The county’s school careers advice service has been recognised nationally for their efforts, being runner up for Careers Hub of the Year. Meanwhile, the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has been ranked top out of all the UK LEPs for its work with schools and colleges.
A diverse range of learning opportunities are provided by schools, colleges and other training providers county-wide, including innovative apprenticeships in software development, mechanical manufacturing engineering and digital marketing.

The Worcestershire Skills Show event

Worcestershire Careers Hub
Worcestershire has two Government-funded careers hubs that are aimed at bridging the gap between schools, colleges and businesses.
Run in partnership with the LEP and County Council teams, the hubs run numerous pioneering programmes, which include:
  • The Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Network.
  • The Careers Guidance portal, Skills4Worcestershire
  • Large and smaller scale Careers Events across the county.
  • Worcestershire Apprenticeships, a dedicated platform for promoting and supporting apprenticeships.
  • A Technical Skills Partnership, which focuses on STEM engagement for young people.
  • See the skills work that’s taking place across the county for yourself

    The following three videos provide a real-life glimpse of Worcestershire’s current skills offering:

    Value of Apprenticeships – National Apprenticeship Week

    See why our employers, young people and training providers engage in National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the opportunities.

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    Worcestershire LEP Plan for Growth – Local Skills Plan

    As part of our 2040 Plan for Growth, learn more about the Local Skills Plan we have to continue supporting our future workforce.

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    Virtual Conference 2020 – Skills and Employment Focus

    As part of our 2020 Virtual Conference, we did a focus on the Skills and Employment focus to showcase the successes over the past 12 months.

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    Did You Know?
    43% of the county’s population (aged 16 to 64) have Level 4+ qualifications, which is above the West Midlands average

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