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Workforce for the Future - Funding & Partners


UWE Bristol is delivering Workforce for the Future on behalf of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). 


Workforce for the Future provides tailored, in-depth support to help businesses plan and adapt for the future by identifying current and future skills needs. The programme helps businesses implement workforce development plans, upskill or retrain employees, and bring in apprenticeships or work placements to drive the business forwards. We can also connect businesses with training and education providers to help shape the West of England’s future talent pool. 


For more information on Workforce for the Future and the business support available in the West of England, please contact the West of England Growth Hub. The Growth Hub is the West of England’s dedicated business support service which offers free, one-to-one advice and guidance for SMEs. 

European Social Fund

The project has received £4m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit


Other Workforce for the Future Providers

If it is determined that your development needs do not fit with the digital enhancement opportunities available at UWE Bristol, you will be referred to the West of England Combined Authority Growth Hub, who will refer you to a more suitable partner.

Please visit to find out more about other partners delivering Workforce for the Future.

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Data Protection

Data Protection Legislation – This information will only be shared where the law allows it.  It may be shared with other organisations and the Department for Work & Pensions for administrative, statistical and research purposes, to inform careers and other guidance and to monitor progress.  For more detailed information on how we handle your personal information see the WECA Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy.


Where you provide personal data to us, it is essential that you have the right to give us that personal data, and to allow us to use it as anticipated by the arrangements between us.  This includes where the personal data that you are providing relates to people other than yourself.  We will rely on you to make sure that you do have those rights.  Both we and you will comply with our obligations under all relevant laws and rules on data protection and privacy.

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