• £4.7M Invested in Askham Bryan, Harrogate & Selby Colleges.
  • 45 schools in an Enterprise Adviser Network.
  • £20M of EU Skills Funding Being Delivered.


A growing economy depends on businesses having people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time. We know that businesses that invest in training outperform those that do not. Likewise people with better skills are more likely to be employed and earn more.

Our skills investment focuses on several areas: improving careers advice for young people by linking schools to businesses; supporting world class learning facilities to address labour market requirements; helping businesses access the training their staff need to remain competitive and, removing barriers to employment for those furthest from the job market.

You can see all of our latest skills projects in this document and find out more on our focus pages.