Suffolk Chamber of Commerce looks to support the skills agenda by working with local business and the public sector. Below is a number of ways we are actively engaged in the skills agenda: 



Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is a strong supporter of Apprenticeships as a key way of introducing school and college-leavers to the world of work in a structured manner, combining on-the-job training and appropriate study opportunities.

Apprenticeships Suffolk is run by Suffolk County Council and is the main gateway for both prospective apprentices and employers that are thinking of or who already have taken on Apprentices.

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New Anglia LEP - Skills Advisory Panel

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce works closely with New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in supporting its skills agenda. 

Creating jobs is a key priority for New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. Hand in hand with that objective is the need to have a highly skilled and motivated regional workforce. New Anglia LEP, through the New Anglia Skills Advisory Panel, brings together business, education, sector specialists, and policymakers to help steer the skills agenda in Norfolk and Suffolk and build on the good work being undertaken by all partners. 

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Recruit, Inspire, and develop your workforce

As a key partner, Suffolk County Council have a dedicated skills team working to promote businesses, inspire the next generation, and invest in skills and training to support the local and national economy.

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Suffolk Skills Show

Suffolk Chamber is proud to be a strategic partner to the Suffolk Skills Show, the county's largest employee-led event.

The Suffolk Skill Show aims to inform and support young people in:

  • Meeting local and national employers
  • Making more informed decisions about their next stage of  education and/or employment
  • Finding out more about the world of work and the broad range of opportunities available in Suffolk and beyond

In Suffolk we have some fantastic opportunities for employment across a range of burgeoning industry sectors. By bringing together employers, schools, colleges and training providers, Suffolk Skills Show offers young people the chance to work out which careers are of interest to them and match their strengths, then find out the best route to get the right skills for the job. Schools,

Colleges and universities are invited to bring groups of students to the event, any age is welcome to 'drop in' from the age of 11+ entry to the event is free and schools and colleges can claim a subsidy towards transport, if eligible. Individuals are invited to ‘drop-in’ throughout the day - there's no need to pre-register!

For details on this year’s event and how to exhibit click here.