In our role as the UK’s cultural relations organisation, we work with a wide range of UK and global organisations. This enables us to bring together employers, educators and policy makers to support the development of skills for work and enterprise.
Our skills partners
We draw together organisations in the UK and overseas, to foster skills development that meets industry needs. We are currently working in about 30 different countries around the world.
The organisations we work with in the UK include:
- National and governmental bodies with a role in skills development including the Department for Education, Education Scotland, Welsh Government, Department for the Economy: Northern Ireland, Ofsted, Ofqual and the Education and Training Foundation.
- Colleges and training providers and their representative bodies including the Association of Colleges, Colleges Wales, Colleges Scotland and Colleges Northern Ireland.
- Awarding bodies and their representative organisations including the Federation of Awarding Bodies.
- Sector skills organisations and other employer representatives including the UK Skills Federation, e-skills, People 1st, Creative Skillset and others.
- Corporations and other employers with an interest in skills and employability including Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo UK.
We also work with international and national skills organisations around the world, including Ministries of Education, Ministries of Labour, the European Training Foundation, development agencies and WorldSkills International.
Areas of expertise
We work with a range of partners to nurture higher quality skills development that helps enhance the employability of individuals, particularly young people and disadvantaged groups. Our work is diverse but some of the key areas we are interested in are: