Our Skill Up West Somerset team all live, worked or grew up in West Somerset, so we feel passionately about creating opportunities and providing free impartial advice and guidance.
We are more than just a website! We have dedicated advisors here to help you with your Apprenticeship, Traineeship and skills journey.
The Skill Up service is funded by the Department for Education. We are working in partnership with Somerset County Council, West Somerset & Taunton Deane District Council, West Somerset Opportunity Area Project Board and the Dorset & Somerset Training Provider Network.
The aim of our project is to bring a high quality, local and impartial service to West Somerset to help in supporting the local community and its businesses workforce Up Skill. Not forgetting this is a FREE service.
We want to support you with the challenges that businesses in West Somerset 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.
Marie and Jane are on hand to support you on your Skills and Apprenticeship journeys.
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 WestSomerset 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.
“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.”
Miles Tea & CoffeeDawn Williamson
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
Home-Start West SomersetThe Real Birth Training programme Bump-Start Coordinator
Skill Up West Somerset was the only contact who didn’t give up ’the search’ when WMS was looking for a very niche training package for our staff.
Despite being knocked back by several training groups, Marie managed to find a local company that fitted our needs.
WMS are very grateful for Marie’s determination in sorting a solution, and we will look towards Skills Up to assist us with staff and training as we move forward as a growing business.
Woodwork Machinery Services Jeremy Danson, Managing Director of Jeremy Danson, Woodwork Machinery Services based in Bicknoller, West Somerset: