Hidden Talent in Devon and Somerset

Project overview

Hidden Talent in Devon and Somerset is a region-wide project which provides opportunities to unlock unrealised potential through improving access to higher education for individuals and businesses.

Supported by the European Social Fund, the project brings together educational partners across the region to deliver outreach, engagement and skills development activities to promote and encourage participation in higher level skills, regardless of ability or education level.

Hidden Talent is open to all adult learners across Devon and Somerset who want to develop their employable skills, including employees of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sector. 

University of Plymouth focus

As a partner in the Hidden Talent project, the University of Plymouth is delivering a variety of activities through which individuals and businesses can engage with higher skills, related in particular to our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and CPD offerings.

Key areas of focus include:

  • The development of new qualifications – higher and degree apprenticeships in Chartered Management, Digital Technology, and Healthcare, with several more in the pipeline. 
  • CPD taster courses – to provide routes-in for both employers and employees interested in undertaking higher-level skills, working with the Hidden Talent project.
  • Information, advice and guidance – one to one sessions designed to inform potential learners of how their identified training needs can be met.
  • Recognising and building on experience – taking into account existing employee experience to provide a more flexible offering.

Free event: International Trade After Brexit

Are you looking to export but don’t know where to start?

Are you an existing exporter concerned about the impact of Brexit on your markets or supply chains?

This free half day event will provide an overview of some of the key skills required for businesses to buy and sell internationally, in the context of Britain’s impending departure from the European Union.

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