About Us

SPES includes over 40 training delivery partners including FE Colleges, Universities, Private Training Providers, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector and Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

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Access to all of the members of the Staffordshire Partnership for Employment and Skills are available here.

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Training Opportunities

Across the Staffordshire Partnership for Employment and Skills we can offer a complete range of government and non-government funded training provision from entry to post-degree level.

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Contact Us

If you want to join this partnership or need help in accessing help & support for your company, please contact us.

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Useful Links & Docs

Links to external webs sites which can offer advice and help for individuals and businesses in Staffordshire.
Plus documents and files provided or shared by SPES.

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  • Twitter @StaffsPES

  • ⁦@SOTCollege⁩ ⁦@UnitasSoT⁩ well done. Lovely video too. 👏🏼 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stoke-on-trent-college_apprenticeships-naw2024-ugcPost-7160972998735200256-82S4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • What a fantastic event thank you @WeareStaffs for arranging and @NSCGStafford for hosting. Great to hear so many views and questions from colleges, providers, businesses and especially students and apprentices. Expertly presented by @capperco @SOTCollege @TheHEXGroupUK
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • Interesting article from Paul Warner. After having heard this suggested by members a few time this week alone, I believe this would be a welcome move. https://feweek.co.uk/what-the-send-pilot-reveals-about-english-and-maths-in-apprenticeships/ Thoughts?
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • RT by @StaffsPES: Breaking: Ofsted has published its annual report for 2022/23, its last with Amanda Spielman as chief inspector. Here are her parting comments on how the watchdog is 'poorly understood', along with the key FE and skills findings https://feweek.co.uk/ofsted-scrutiny-of-huge-benefit-to-education-sector-spielman-says-in-last-annual-report/ https://feweek.co.uk/ofsted-scrutiny-of-huge-benefit-to-education-sector-spielman-says-in-last-annual-report/
    POSTED BY: @FEWeek
  • RT by @StaffsPES: 🥾 Complex funding models, administrative burdens, and a risk averse attitude have kept most colleges away from skills bootcamps, an FE Week investigation has found https://feweek.co.uk/colleges-are-carefully-avoiding-skills-bootcamps-and-heres-why/ https://feweek.co.uk/colleges-are-carefully-avoiding-skills-bootcamps-and-heres-why/
    POSTED BY: @FEWeek
  • RT by @StaffsPES: Lisa Capper MBE, CEO and Principal at @SOTCollege met with the @educationgovuk Multiply Board today to share best practices. The @stokebynumbers campaign, including the College and five training providers, funded through the City’s SPF continues to go from strength to strength with adults of all ages developing their #numeracy skills and progressing to further learning or employment. Thank you to all of our @stokebynumbers partners for their continued commitment to this campaign.
    POSTED BY: @SOTCollege
  • RT by @StaffsPES: Next week, our Ops Director, Sophia, & Partnership Manager, Tom, will be travelling the country to visit our #Justice teams delivering important #IAG services within #HMP Establishments. Our Justice #footprint has grown significantly & we are committed to ensuring best practice.
    POSTED BY: @AcorntrainingUK
  • @StaffsChambers Well-done Kate Douthwaite on winning Young Employee/Apprentice of the Year category award this evening. #staffschambers #monderemgroup
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • @StaffsChambers @youngrmployee/apprenticeoftheyear Good luck to all the finalists you are all amazing Adil Tarakhal, Jensen Lymer, Kate Douthwaite #midlandspartnership #NHStrust #jprgroup #mondremgroup
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • Proudly celebrating Pride month. Be yourself, be proud and be present so the world can see how wonderful you are 🌟 #pridemonth #pride2023 #beyourself #happypridemonth2023
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • Staffordshire biggest businesses awards returns on 13 July 🏆 Find out more and submit a free #StaffsBizAwards application before the deadline on 31 March, here🔗 http://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/awards @StaffsChambers
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • Entries for Staffordshire’s biggest business awards close on Friday 31 March! Showcase your business by submitting a fast and free application, here 🔗 http://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/awards @StaffsChambers #StaffsBizAwards
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • We’re delighted to be sponsoring the 2023 @StaffsChambers #StaffsBizAwards – showcasing the county’s brightest business talent! 🔗 http://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/awards
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • RT by @StaffsPES: Entries for the 2023 Staffordshire Chambers' Business Awards are now 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻! 🏆 Share your success stories and shout about your business by submitting a free application ➡️ http://bit.ly/3jjkYwD #StaffsBizAwards
    POSTED BY: @StaffsChambers
  • The Daily Focus is the new daily newsletter from the @StaffsChambers that focuses on local and national business issues. Discover more and subscribe today - https://daily-focus.co.uk/2022/12/were-changing-the-way-that-business-news-is-delivered-across-staffordshire/…
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • Happy New Year from Staffordshire Partnership Employment and Skills.
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • We are taking a well-earned break to enjoy the festive season with our nearest and dearest. Thank you to all of our members, partners and wider community who have supported us throughout the year. Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • The Daily Focus is the new daily newsletter from the @StaffsChambers that focuses on local and national business issues. Discover more and subscribe today - https://daily-focus.co.uk/2022/12/were-changing-the-way-that-business-news-is-delivered-across-staffordshire/
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • Are you an Education Provider based in Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire looking to be part of a collaborative provider network? If so, join us today - http://www.staffspes.com/contactus.php
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES
  • WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, WITH US Looking for support and guidance with skills development and retraining for employment? We are here to help. Get in touch with us today - http://www.staffspes.com/contactus.php #SPES #Training #Support #Education #Business #Employment
    POSTED BY: @StaffsPES

Our Background

Staffordshire Providers Association (SPA) has provided a means of engaging with the provider sector in Staffordshire for a number of years and has adapted during this period to meet the prevailing conditions. More recently Skills Staffordshire was established which includes the majority of Colleges and Universities in Staffordshire, Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and 13 members of SPA to collaborate and provide resources.

The Staffordshire Partnership for Employment and Skills brings together the strengths of Skills Staffordshire and Staffordshire Providers Association. It provides a single partnership organisation that fully articulates and represents the interests of training and the sector.