Skill Up West Somerset

Not just a website

Skill Up West 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, our Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser, provides 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 Marie.

Jane Parker, is the West Somerset Skill Up Information Adviser and Employment Coach, providing information and support to any individual in the West Somerset community. Contact Jane.

Coronavirus Update 

We’re here to help

If you would like support to interpret the government guidelines on apprenticeships or would like to consider skilling up during this challenging period, please contact us.

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 – Information for Businesses 

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Information for current Apprentices and anyone looking to start an Apprenticeship

Online Learning – Skills Options for Adults in Somerset
We can signpost you to online upskilling opportunities

m.howard@skillupws.org.uk  / 07395796297

n.blackwell@skillupsomerset.org.uk / 07857670806 

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.

To ensure continuity of support for business and the community we are deploying adapted support practice and introducing some new ways of working. You can still contact us by telephone, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and via our website, we will be happy to support you with any questions you may have in relations to staff training, apprenticeships, skills training, personal development or access or employment coaching. 

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us.

Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser

Marie Howard

Marie Howard the 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

INFORMATION ADVICE & GUIDANCE ADVISER

Jane Parker

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

About Skill Up West somerset

Skill Up West Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service to support the businesses and people of West Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.

The West Somerset Social Mobility Plan 2017-2020, developed in support of the Department for Education-funded West Somerset Opportunity Area Programme, identifies that the provision of specialist independent and impartial Apprenticeships and Skills information and support locally could help more individuals and businesses in the area to realise their potential.

Apprenticeship vacancies in West Somerset