Skills in the making

Boosting the work readiness of young people is one of the significant challenges of our time. Barnfield College is committed to addressing the skills needs of employers.

Employers want access to a pool of talent that’s alert to the expectations of the modern workplace. Students need professional experience of working life as part of their education and development.

That's where Skillmakers comes in.

The Skillmakers network brings education and employment closer together – creating a pipeline of young talent with the skills that businesses need. 

Skillmakers are employers and people from industry who are dedicated to the development of skills in young people and adults alike, each year we recognise those employers who are leading the way for local people by shaping education, developing workforce skills and generating employment opportunities. 

Keep an eye on this page for the announcement of the 2024 class of Skillmaker employers. If you're interested in finding out more about what it takes to become a Skillmaker employer then please contact Beth O'Connell.

Bethany O'Connell
Group Head of Employer Partnerships
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