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What the South Bristol Talent Pathway is, who it's for and how to get involved.

The South Bristol Talent Pathway Project (SBTaPP) supports Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in south Bristol to help them develop their workforce and grow their business.

Through SBTaPP, local SMEs will produce targeted action plans to build their business. They'll be given help to:

  • look at their priorities
  • link up with relevant business support services

These services range from apprenticeships, help with recruitment and retention through to skills training.

South Bristol businesses funding

SBTaPP can also provide funding for south Bristol businesses of up to £125 per week, if they can offer work experience to members of the local community.

To qualify for this funding, businesses will need to:

  • support the person doing work experience to find employment, receive training or gain qualifications
  • be health and safety compliant
  • provide applicants with reasonable expenses for transport and food

Supporting Bristol WORKS

SBTaPP supports Bristol WORKS in its aim to create a skilled workforce for the future, helping to provide meaningful opportunities that meet the needs of young people aged 14 to 18 years old.

Bristol WORKS is a city-wide collaboration between:

  • employers
  • learning providers
  • local communities

SBTaPP works alongside Bristol WORKS, to help to bring south Bristol businesses and young people together.

Read about a local business that is already offering opportunities to their local community on Bristol WORKS or watch the video below to see how another south Bristol business got involved with the South Bristol Talent Pathway project.

Register your business

If you would like to register your business or find out more about the SBTaPP, email

We're delivering this scheme on behalf of the West of England Combined Authority in collaboration with other regional partners.

Workforce for the Future

SBTaPP is part of the Workforce for the Future programme, which is a free support service for businesses and individuals in the West of England.

It helps businesses develop employees' skills and supports local residents to upskill and improve their career prospects.

For more information on Workforce for the Future, contact the West of England Growth Hub.

Workforce for the Future is an £8 million programme co-funded by the West of England Combined Authority and the European Social Fund (ESF). The programme has received £4m of funding from the ESF as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

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