Working Together

Enhancing the West of England's Workforce


Digital Skills for Businesses

Workforce for the Future is a free service that will help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to identify and address their skills needs, by upskilling and retraining employees, or supporting them to source and bring in new staff to drive their business forwards. 


By registering interest with UWE Bristol you will not only benefit from our digital expertise, analysis & training, but also have an opportunity to access free support in other areas from a range of West of England project partners including the WECA (West of England Combined Authority) Growth Hub. 

Digital Skills for Individuals

Inclusive Digital Bootcamps cover topics such as Data Science & AI and User Experience Design help individuals to secure new or better digital employment and are free to register for residents based in the West of England.


Inclusive digital skills bootcamps are delivered by UWE Bristol as part of the Digital Skills Investment Programme led by the West of England Combined Authority. 

Clean Growth Skills for Businesses

Skills for Clean Growth is a free business support programme for SMEs in the West of England to help drive the region’s ambitions for clean growth, as part of the Workforce for the Future programme. The programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), will provide the skills and workforce development needed for businesses to transition to a low carbon economy.

This includes access to a range of skills development, training and CPD – including the leadership skills needed to build a clean growth strategy; and the knowledge and tools to achieve sustainability.

Green Skills for Individuals

Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship (Green Skills) is a new 7-month project, led by UWE Bristol in partnership with NatWest Bank and Black South West Network (BSWN), funded by the Government’s Community Renewal Fund.

Launching in January 2022, this project will address the skills shortages needed to deliver the West of England’s net zero ambitions by providing training, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for young people. The project will encourage participation from Black British and British Asian heritage young people, in recognition of the employment gap that exists for black graduates and inspired by the #10000BlackInterns initiative.

A legacy of the Project will be a Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship Hub, hosted on an online platform and accessible to the wider West of England skills, innovation and enterprise ecosystem.