Brentwood Skills and Employment

Brentwood has higher than average skills levels and lower proportions of people claiming benefits. Earnings are also above the national and Essex average. There is a strong presence of high value, professional, scientific, technical and financial sectors in the district and business growth has been good. Future growth is forecast to occur within service sectors, administrative and support services.


The Apprenticeship Promotion and Brokerage Hub

The Apprenticeship Promotion and Brokerage Hub run by Essex County Council, is a high quality recruitment service for employers and Training Providers to increase the percentage of schools leavers making a smooth transition into an Apprenticeship. Assistance to employers in Brentwood includes:

  • Advice regarding the most appropriate apprenticeship framework for business need
  • Introduction to appropriate Training Providers
  • Information on the National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeship Grant
  • Promoting vacancies to local school leavers, parents and carers and schools
  • Providing ongoing support during the recruitment process
  • Offering interview facilities if required

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Havering College

Havering College of Further & Higher Education is a college with three campuses in the London Borough of Havering, east London, England. Opportunities are available for people to gain qualifications at all levels through a number of routes, regardless of age and ability

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Jobcentre +

Jobcentre+ provides services to support people of working age from welfare into work and helps employers to fill their vacancies.

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University of Essex

The University of Essex provides range of services including consultancy, training and development, knowledge transfer partnerships, commercial research and a graduate internship programme

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Anglia Ruskin University

Provides a range of services including consultancy, staff training and development, knowledge transfer partnerships, commercial research, graduate internship programme and industry endorsed courses.

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.Gov - Apprenticeships

The .GOV website provides advice and support, as well as a national database where you can advertise your apprenticeship vacancy.

South Essex College

South Essex College of Further and Higher Education offers skills, education and careers training at our campuses in Basildon, Southend or Thurrock.

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PROCAT is a specialist college which has been established to meet the workforce development needs of businesses.This includes advanced apprenticeships to secure a pipeline of new talent, higher and degree apprenticeships.

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Essex Employment and Skills Board

Essex Employment and Skills Board are a representative group of large employers, SMEs, Business membership groups, colleges, universities and local government to look at collaborative solutions to build on local skills offer in Essex.

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