Skills for Employment

Skills for Employment is a £2.4 million programme which helps businesses tackle skills shortages and enables young people to become work-ready. Since 2015, more than £1 million has been awarded in grants to businesses, colleges and schools to achieve this.

More than 300 businesses have benefited so far and more than 20,000 careers and employability activities have been delivered so far.

To find out how you can get involved, please call 01926 418027 or e-mail

Grants to bridge skills gap

Studley High School has been awarded a Skills Challenge grant of £37,800 to help improve the match between the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills of young people and jobs in the area. Since the summer, ten Skills Challenge grants – aimed at developing the skills of young people to address specific skills gaps – have been awarded to business and education collaborations, with a total value of £342,000.

Take a look at this short film to hear what Studley High School Headteacher, Lee Gray, has to say about the impact of the Skills Challenge funded project running in his school.

Skills for Employment was last updated on December 15, 2017.