GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO BUSINESSES PROVIDING APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINEESHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGLAND
GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Government have pledged support to businesses by providing financial incentives to employers offering meaningful work opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeships.

CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT FROM SKILL UP

While Skill Up are carefully following Government advice on the evolving Coronavirus outbreak, it is business as usual.

We are following Government guidelines in the interest of safety and wellbeing of the businesses and the Community we work with and our staff.

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Welcome to Skill Up Somerset

Our Services

Apprenticeship
Information for Business

What is an apprenticeship?
Steps to hiring an apprenticeship, Benefits apprenticeships can bring your business,
Costs of employing an Apprentice.

What is a traineeship?
Steps to supporting a trainee,
Benefits of supporting a trainee,
Cost of supporting a trainee

Skills training information,
Why Skill Up my business,


Can I be an apprentice?
Information about apprenticeships,
Higher and Degree apprenticeships,
Parent’s guide, University vs  apprenticeship,
Apprenticeship and education levels equivalents, Myth busting

Can I be a Trainee?
Trainee information
Trainee Vacancies
Trainee Information Sessions
Parent’s Guide
Trainee Links and Resources

Improve your skills information Benefits of improving your skills




Not just a website

Skill Up Somerset is a free service to support the Businesses and People of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.

Marie Howard and Nikki Blackwell, are the Skill Up Somerset Apprenticeships and Skills Advisers, providing information and support for your business to help you understand the Apprenticeship and skills landscape, and introduce you to local training provision.
If you would like to learn more about the government funding available for Apprentices or have other skills requirements please contact us.

Our story

Skill Up Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service

We support the businesses and people of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey.

We offer free, impartial advice and guidance.

We want to support you with the challenges your business may face with recruitment and skills gaps, help you to progress in your career or even make those first steps in gaining or returning to employment.

our team

NIKKI BLACKWELL
SKILL UP FOR Business

SOUTH SOMERSET, SEDGEMOOR AND MENDIP

Nikki Blackwell is a Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Advisers.  She provides information and support for your business to help you understand the Apprenticeship and skills landscape, and can introduce you to local training provision.

Find out more about Nikki Blackwell

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MARIE HOWARD
SKILL UP FOR Business

TAUNTON AND WEST SOMERSET

Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser.

Marie provides information and support for your business to navigate the Apprenticeship and skills journey.
You may be at the start of your journey looking for direction, or on your journey looking ensure the most efficient route. It could be just one burning question to clarify your understanding or thinking. If so get in touch.

Find out more about Marie Howard

JANE PARKER
SKILL UP FOR YOU

INFORMATION ADVICE & GUIDANCE ADVISER

Jane Parker our Skill Up Information Adviser and Employment Coach for the community can provide information and support to any individual in the area.
You could be looking for information and support to enter employment, you may be looking to improve your skills to enhance your opportunities or just looking to Skill Up. Get in touch with Jane.

Find out more about Jane Parker

WEST SOMERSET
BUSINESS GROUP

It is with great pleasure that Skill Up West Somerset has been able to bring the West Somerset Business Group under its wing to enable this group to continue and grow. The aim of the West Somerset Business Group has always been to provide easy access to information, support, and free training, facilitate networking between businesses, creating links and contacts so we can work together better and this is something that we want to continue to build on. If you would like to receive the West Somerset Business Group newsletter please subscribe  and also like our Facebook Page to keep up to date with future networking and information relevant to the businesses of West Somerset.

What Our customers say

  • “It was invaluable having someone impartial available to answer my questions about Skills and Apprenticeships and what training is available. 

    They were able to do the research for me to find the most appropriate training provider/college.
    Until I spoke to the Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser, I didn’t know that I could upskill my current employees, I thought that Apprenticeships were just for young people starting a new job, 

    I would certainly recommend getting in contact with Skill Up West Somerset to find out what funding and training is available.”

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    Dawn Williamson

    HR and Sales/Marketing
  • Skill Up has been an extremely effective source of support for Home-Start West Somerset, enabling 2 employees and 2 volunteers in our organisation to develop their skills and knowledge and become qualified in ante-natal provision ( which is a huge need for in the area) Marie from Skill Up was very helpful and proactive in coordinating all the Somerset maternity services to make sure that the qualifications we were seeking had full approval from those who would promote our service. A fantastic all-round professional service from Skill Up-Thank You

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    Home-Start West Somerset

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Skill Up Somerset

The new Step Up Somerset website offers a one-stop employment support for Somerset residents, with help and advice for young people just starting out, those who may have lost their job or anyone looking for training and skills for a change of career. Visit to see how it can help you.

www.stepupsomerset.org.uk
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