Government is working with employers to design and deliver reforms to technical and vocational education, so that British businesses have the home-grown skills they need to compete globally.

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Introduction to the Skills Partner programme

What is the Skills Partner programme?

The Skills Partner programme was launched at the Skills Summit on 30 November 2017, an event supported by the CBI that saw senior business leaders from more than 100 employers engage with government on the creation of a world class skills education system.

Our Skills Partner employers have committed to working with government to create a strong skills programme that gives every individual the opportunity to succeed – whatever their background – and employers the skills they need to prosper.

The Skills Partner Statement of Action sets out how government and Skills Partner employers have committed to working together to create a strong skills programme, and has been signed by all Skills Partner employers.

How can my organisation become a Skills Partner?

Employers are asked to sign the Statement of Action to formally commit to working collaboratively with government on the skills agenda. Every Skills Partner makes a unique commitment under the Statement of Action – it’s not necessary for all employers to commit to all the actions listed.

After you’ve read the Statement of Action, use the registration buttons at the top and bottom of the website to express your organisation’s interest in becoming a Skills Partner.

Who are the Skills Partners?

The Confederation of British Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses, EEF the manufacturers’ organisation, British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors, Association of Colleges, TechUK, Capgemini, BT, Blue Raincoat Music, PWC, the Education & Training Foundation, the Chartered Management Institute, Prince’s Trust, Barclays, GF Tomlinson, Association of Employment and Learning Providers, Google, KPMG, HS2 Ltd, Fujitsu, Deloitte, Severn Trent, Dayle Bayliss Associates, Pearson, Tarmac, Colas Rail Ltd, J.P. Morgan, the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, NFT Distribution Operations Ltd, Institute for Apprenticeships, Kier, John Grose, City and Guilds, Holex, Web Applications

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