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Employment and Training Initiatives

A wide range of training and workforce development schemes are available in the New Forest. Outlined on this page are the main providers in the area and schemes which can boost the skills level amongst your workforce.

The Council is committed to attracting new jobs to the area through it's inward investment programme and works in partnership with other agencies to:

  • promote the development of learning communities
  • ensure local people have access to lifelong learning and training opportunities
  • provide local people with opportunities to gain skills needed for employment in growth industries
  • ensure residents benefit from employment opportunities created within the area

National Careers Service:
The National Careers Service provides information on Training Courses and Learning Opportunities in your area. It allows you to identify the correct course for you depending on your interests and career ambitions. The website also contains a range of information on career planning and skills advice. For further details see the National Careers Service website.

Local FE Colleges:
The New Forest is home to two FE colleges offering a wide range of courses to both individuals and local businesses. For further details of courses available and how they can develop your business visit the websites for Brockenhurst and Totton College.

More information:
Job Centre Plus

Learn Direct:
Learning through work allows working people to gain university qualifications without leaving the work place. It is designed for individuals as well as work based groups. For more information visit the Learn Direct Website

Other Employment and Training Opportunities
Our business support provide training and advice for those looking to start new business ventures. On offer are a wide range of workshops, briefings and seminars which are very often free or heavily subsidised. For further details of these programmes visit our Business Advice page..

Updated: 4 Jan 2016
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