Skills Hub

The Buckinghamshire Skills Hub promotes and optimises links between the business community and education/training providers to enable young people and adults to develop the skills and qualifications they need to progress in the workplace, at whatever stage of their career they are in.

Skills development is central to creating the conditions for sustained innovation, excellence and growth for our Buckinghamshire businesses, particularly in priority sectors as described in our Local Industrial Strategy.

We coordinate a number of programmes including an Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hub working with schools, the annual Bucks Skills Show, sector-focused employer and stakeholder groups, apprenticeship support for businesses and a Skills Advisory Panel for Buckinghamshire.

The Buckinghamshire Skills Hub website is the first of its kind in Buckinghamshire and is designed to inspire, support and inform career seekers, career changers and educators. For businesses, this website is where you can advertise your latest full and part-time job vacancies, as well as any work experience, apprenticeship and internship opportunities – all for free.

What can our Workforce Skills Team do for you?

Our Workforce Skills Team is made up of highly experienced training and development professionals who are here to help Buckinghamshire businesses with all of their skills needs.

We provide expertise in:

  • apprenticeships
  • traineeships and work placements
  • training and development for your team
  • recruitment; diversity and inclusion
  • engagement with schools and colleges
  • labour market intelligence (LMI) to help businesses plan for the future

For information and support, email John Browning, Workforce Skills Manager, at John.Browning@bucksskillshub.org or call 01296 798774.

Looking for the right talent to join your workforce?

We can help you:

Do you think certain skills are lacking in your sector?

Through our Local Skills Improvement Plan, you can help identify current and future skills requirements and help ensure your needs are met.

Looking to inspire young people and boost their futures?

The Buckinghamshire Skills Hub offers year-round opportunities to engage with local schools, colleges and universities.

And there's the Bucks Skills Show– where you can exhibit for free and meet thousands of students and job seekers!

Want to support people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?

The SEND Skills Show is a great example of the way businesses can inspire and engage with students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Are you a business owner who wants to improve their skills or business performance?

Our Mentoring Programme sounds right up your street! We can connect you with experts who have been in the same place you are to guide you through the challenges and opportunities you are facing.

Speak to a member of our Workforce Skills Team

For all of this support and more - contact our Workforce Skills Team today!

Email WorkforceSkills@bbf.uk.com or call John Browning, Workforce Skills Manager, on 01296 798774.


Meet the Skills Hub Team

Heather Dean

Heather Dean

Head of Skills and Business Support

Marina Jackson

Marina Jackson

Under 19 Skills Manager

John Browning

John Browning

Local Skills Improvement Plan Manager

Caroline Cooper

Caroline Cooper

Enterprise Coordinator

Julia Bond

Julia Bond

Employer Engagement, Enterprise Coordinator

Mary Cloake

Mary Cloake

Skills Adviser

Siobhan McGeough

Siobhan McGeough

Skills Coordinator