We are committed to supporting residents to gain skills and progress into employment and enabling the city’s businesses to grow and prosper through access to local talent.

Since 2009, all large developments in the city have had an Employment and Skills Plan in order to align the significant new opportunities for skills and jobs with local training provision and residents’ needs.

In addition to negotiating and agreeing employment and skills targets with developers, we play a key role in facilitating the achievement of the varied outcomes through a number of initiatives such as:

  • Pre-Employment Training
  • Apprenticeships
  • Supported Employment
  • Work Experience placements
  • Job Fairs
  • Work Force Development

Contact: david.swieton@southampton.gov.uk