Skills - be ambitious

We have the facilities and support on tap to provide the skills you need for your business, including industry collaboration opportunities.


Our colleges, and universities provide a wide range of courses, with specialisms in engineering and design and land based industries.

67,200 people qualified at degree level or above. 131,200 people with NVQ level 2 qualifications and 2.5 million skilled people within 30 minutes commute

Combined with the dedicated support on offer to harness this potential and increase skills levels in your business, we have the talent to achieve your goals.

We know that the availability of the right skills is critical for a successful business.

We can help you build your teams with people holding the skills most in demand, Organisation, Communication and Planning (according to Labour Insight 2016). Our colleges and universities focus on the development of skill in these areas. Home to the world leading Cranfield University, plus facilities at Central Bedfordshire College and Shuttleworth College, you can fill your business with all the skills and enterprise you need.

Contact us with your skills requirements.

Central Bedfordshire College
At Central Bedfordshire College, we have an army of experienced tradespeople and professionals who have also trained to teach.
University of Bedfordshire
The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years...
Bedford College
Set within the stunning location of Old Warden Park, Shuttleworth College (part of Bedford College) offers over 500 acres of beautiful, protected parkland and lakes...
Central Bedfordshire Council
Central Bedfordshire Council’s Adult’s Skills team can coordinate your recruitment programme.
Cranfield University
Cranfield University and Innovation Centre has a global reputation for first class teaching, excellent research and testing facilities...