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 small and medium-sized enterprises (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 aims to empower young people in the West of England with skills and knowledge to work in the flourishing green sector.

The partnership between UWE Bristol, Black South West Network and NatWest offers training, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for 18-28 year olds, with a focus on participation from Black and Asian and ethnically diverse young people.

Topics will include sustainable energy, innovation and carbon neutral building, in addition to leadership skills and progression to further training or business coaching or an internship upon completion of the course.

Business who want to get involved can find out more here.

Learners can find out more here.