Our plans for skills and employment

Buckinghamshire is a place of vibrant opportunities, where our residents and businesses are at the core of our vision. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down our economic recovery and created a mismatch between the skills sought by employers, and the qualifications sought by residents and employees.

Buckinghamshire Skills and Employment Strategy

The Skills and Employment Strategy sets a clear direction for increasing access to and provision of in-demand skills and qualifications to enable our residents, communities and employers to thrive.

Our vision

The Skills and Employment Strategy 2024 to 2029 has 5 priorities, each supported by initiatives and measures, to achieve the vision.

The 5 priorities are:

  • a whole system approach aimed at improving skills and employment to benefit everyone in Buckinghamshire
  • facilitating collaboration means celebrating existing collaboration between employers, educators and communities whilst encouraging further partnerships in the area
  • improving opportunities to achieve- supporting those with additional barriers into learning and employment
  • boosting business ensures that Buckinghamshire is the best place to do business through developing and utilising the skills of residents to improve productivity, profits and service levels
  • anticipating change will allow us to prepare for and respond to the changing about market because of the fourth industrial revolution, changing practices and economic shocks

This strategy is supported by an action plan which show measures the Skills Strategy Board will take to support our vision. The action plan will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Find out what the Skills and Employment Strategy means for:

View the Skills and Employment Strategy 2024 to 2029 PDF, 3.69MB.

View the Skills and Employment Strategy Action Plan PDF, 802KB.

If you're interested in working with us to achieve the aims set out in this strategy, contact [email protected].

Local Skills Report

The latest Buckinghamshire Local Skills Report was published in January 2022. It provides a framework for skills activity across the County. It is intended to inform investment decisions, collaborative activity and curriculum planning of post-16 education and training providers.

View the Buckinghamshire Local Skills Report 2022.

View the Buckinghamshire Local Skills Report Evidence Base.

View more information and analysis on skills and the Labour Market on the Buckinghamshire Economic Intelligence Observatory.