Shaping the future of skills in Devon & Somerset

Working with employers to help supply a better skills provision

Devon & Somerset Local Skills Improvement Plan aims to work with employers and education providers to produce a skilled workforce better matched to the needs of business.

Local Skills Improvement Plans are being implemented across the UK as part of the Government’s Skills Accelerator programme.

The Devon & Somerset Local Skills Improvement Plan is being jointly led by Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Chamber of Commerce.

Our LSIP Report has now been published following months of engagement with hundreds of businesses, who have helped us understand the key changes that are needed to make sure they have access to a skilled labour market equipped for the future of work.

The Report recommends 20 priority areas to help make that happen, with a clear roadmap for achieving those priorities. You can download the report in full below.

Complete our LSIP Phase 2 Employer Survey

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in Phase 1 of our HotSW Local Skills Improvement Plan.

We are now in the process of implementing our priorities that we highlighted in the report and are asking for your feedback once more. One of our priorities is to make sure that our information is current and relevant. This involves us asking you, South West employers, for your thoughts and input.

If you can spare five minutes, please click the button below to complete our Google form.

Thank you for your input and time. If you have any questions, drop us an email at


This is an opportunity for employers to shape how their current and future workforce can access the right training to thrive in the modern, more digital and greener workplace

Jane Gratton, British Chambers of Commerce


What the Local Skills Improvement Plan aims to do, and how.


The latest updates as our work with business and education develops.


Opportunities to engage with us and other organisations taking part.