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The Heart of the South West Skills launch pad schools hub helps you find information about skills and employment in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay for students.


An apprenticeship is real job with hands-on experience and a chance to earn money and train while you work. You will become a team member, treated like other employees and will have a contract of employment and holiday leave.

Apprenticeships prepare you for the world of work, give you a salary, real world experience and supercharge your career options to help you get on the job ladder. They are available to those aged 16 plus and you can gain a wide range of qualifications.

visit Apprenticeships page

Careers Hub

Research shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 18% more during their career.

Find resources and information about career and education options are available in the Heart of the South West. Learn how our career hub support schools and business in providing careers education.

visit Careers Hub page

Digital Skills Partnership

Our digital skills partnership often holds events and signposts to courses for young people to help them develop essential digital skill.

Discover our raising digital engagement project, BT Skills for tomorrow, British e-sports and more.

visit Digital Skills Partnership page

Not in education Employment or Training (NEET)

Links to local support in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

visit Not in education Employment or Training page

Special Education Needs (SEND)

Information and links.

visit Special Education Needs (SEND) page

Education and Careers Choices at 16

Find out education options that are available to you, find out about events and courses to extend your learning.

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Education and Career Choices at 18

Find out about the options available to you at 18 and beyond.

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Two year qualifications that help you get industry experience while learning.

visit T-levels page

Supported Internship (ages 16-24)

Supported internships are for young people aged 16 — 24 with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, who want to get a job and need extra support to do this.

visit Supported Internship page