Skills and employability plan coverThis plan is for all ages. It will support those in, and considering options for, primary, secondary, further education (FE) and higher education (HE). It will engage those who are not in employment, education or training, as well as those looking to take up apprenticeships, train at work, or return to the workforce.

The plan sets out our skills and employability priority areas:

  • matching business demand to skills supply: bringing business and education closer together
  • developing Medway’s talent pool: supporting the development of careers guidance in schools, the growth of FE and HE courses and Medway’s apprenticeship offer
  • establishing routes to employment: increasing awareness and uptake of (re)training opportunities to young people and adults in Medway, and encouraging employers to leave no one behind
  • transforming those not in education, employment or training into education, employment or training: supporting 16 and 17 year olds to make the best choices for their future

Download the Skills and Employability Plan for Medway 2035

Download the Skills and Employability Plan for Medway 2035 data Appendix

We need you

For this plan to be successful, we’ll need businesses and partners in Medway to get involved in providing skills and employment opportunities.

There are many ways to provide opportunities and support, whilst also plugging existing skills gaps and shortages.

You could:

  • offer apprenticeships
  • become an Enterprise Adviser to a school or college
  • offer work placements and experience
  • become disability confident
  • become a mentor
  • engage with your local school, college or university
  • engage with your local job centre plus and surrounding initiatives
  • share your ideas and challenges
  • become an advocate for skills and employability opportunities
  • attend the Medway Skills and Employability Summit

If you think you can offer an opportunity, you’re looking for ways to upskill your workforce, or you’re looking to get involved in any way, email us at