Swindon and Wiltshire Higher Futures

"Over the next three to five years, more than three quarters of businesses (77%) expect to increase the number of employees using higher-level skills in their jobs"*

Higher Futures can work your business to up-skill your employees with bespoke higher level training solutions created in partnership with our class leading providers, saving you time and money.

The business benefits:


  • Tailored, flexible specialist support to fit your business needs.
  • Local access to the expertise of class leading universities, colleges and providers from around the UK.
  • Increased productivity and motivation achieved through up-skilling staff and improved motivation.
  • Talent pool access and development including access to the military community.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with similar businesses to develop courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Cost effective training solutions that save you time and money.
  • Access to free impartial information, guidance and advice
  • A dedicated Account Manager working with you to tailor a solution.


The employee benefits:


  • Access to higher quality professional training, endorsed by businesses through a local Centre of Excellence.
  • Receive free impartial information, advice and guidance.
  • Support to identify current skills and experience, future career pathways and local employment opportunities.
  • Recognition of prior learning so that you can complete a qualification quicker.
  • Improved job satisfaction and the opportunity to learn in an environment with like-minded people.


The first service of its kind in the country for more information contact Mandy Timbrell, Higher Futures Manager, telephone 01225 712731 or email Mandy.Timbrell@swlep.co.uk. For more information please visit the Higher Futures website.

*CBI education and skills survey 2016.


Higher Futures is delivered by Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council on behalf of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP.
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