The Buckinghamshire Skills Hub

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The Buckinghamshire Skills Hub promotes and optimises links between the business community and education/training providers to enable young people and adults to develop the skills and qualifications they need to progress in the workplace, at whatever stage of their career they are in. Skills development is central to creating the conditions for sustained innovation, excellence and growth for our Buckinghamshire businesses, particularly in priority sectors as described in our Local Industrial Strategy.


The Bucks Skills Hub is focused on working with young people and adults to develop the qualifications and skills they need to be successful in the workplace. We do this by promoting and utilising the links between business, the local community and education and training providers.
No matter what stage of career someone is at, we are here to help. We believe that developing skills is the most important component to creating sustainable innovation, success, growth and excellence for businesses in Buckinghamshire.


In order to achieve our vision, we coordinate a number of exciting programmes including a large Enterprise Advisor Network and Careers Hub which work alongside schools, our annual Bucks Skills Show, industry-focused employer/stakeholder groups, support for apprenticeships and a Skills Advisory Panel for Buckinghamshire. These ensure that we can manifest our vision for Buckinghamshire businesses, communities and education services.


Our team is made up of passionate, diverse and intrepid colleagues who are focused on bringing our vision to life.

Heather Dean

Head of Skills and Business Support

Marina Jackson

Under 19 Skills Manager

John Browning

Workforce Skills Manager

Julia Bond

Enterprise Coordinator

Keerin Hossain

Enterprise Coordinator

Ladi Mohammed

Enterprise Coordinator

Ruth Deraed

Enterprise Coordinator


The Skills Hub is provided by the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership and managed by Buckinghamshire Business First.


We work in partnership with The Careers and Enterprise Company to help young people reach their potential and attain the relevant skills and competencies ready for the world of work, supported by the Enterprise Adviser volunteer network who help unlock relationships with other local businesses.
In order to work successfully with businesses, education providers and the community, we work in partnership with a number of agencies and businesses. Please see below for a list of our partners.

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