Vacancy – Enterprise Co-ordinator (SEND), Somerset


The HotSW Careers Hub is a collection of more than 40 secondary schools and FE colleges located across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.  Operating in Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, The Careers Hub is one of 20 pilots to be chosen for implementation by The Careers and Enterprise […]

June 2018 Newsletter


David Ralph, Chief Executive Thank you for a warm and friendly welcome – it’s been a busy, eventful and exciting first month. We’ve launched the second pilot Digital Skills Partnership in the country and our chair, Steve Hindley, was part of a delegation of LEP leaders who met with the Prime Minister and other senior […]

Devon and Somerset businesses to benefit from £2.5m skills training pot


Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Devon and Somerset are urged to take advantage of a £2.5m skills training pot for their workforce, as a result of a contract extension. The training is available as part of a programme named Heart of the South West Apprenticeship Service which Serco’s Employment, Skills & Enterprise business […]

Heart of the South West Launched Digital Skills Partnership


Digital Skills Partnership Launched – 13 June – Plymouth Science Park The Heart of the South West has been selected as one of two areas in the country to benefit from being designated as a Digital Skills Pilot Area, with the establishment of the new Digital Skills Partnership, set up by the Department for Digital, […]

£25 million South West Institute of Technology plan reaches funding bid final


  £25 million South West Institute of Technology plan reaches funding bid final A multimillion pound bid to revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has reached the final phase of competition. The Department for Education (DfE) is awarding £170 million to establish a network of Institutes of Technology across the country. They will […]