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Employment and skills

Increasing economic participation is a priority for Bedford Borough. We offer a range of services for both residents and businesses.

Residents

  • The Jobs Hub – provides assistance to those looking for employment by offering support advice and training. Please click on the link for further information and how to get in touch.
  • Apprenticeships – thinking of becoming an apprentice? Have a look on our Apprenticeship page for further information.
  • Jobs @ Bedford BC – Thinking of working for the Council? All vacancies can be found here.

Businesses

Are you thinking of moving to Bedford or looking to improve skills within your existing workforce? We are here to help.

Council policies and strategies

As a Council, we aim to:

  • Facilitate closer partnerships between the private sector and support providers to increase economic participation and promote demand led skills development.
  • Increase skill investment in growth sectors reinforcing their growth potential.
  • Connect those most in need to jobs and support businesses to create additional jobs and Apprenticeships.
  • Improve the employability of school leavers.

For further information, please contact Eleanor Marcham, Economic Development Manager (Employment and Skills) on 01234 276918 or email eleanor.marcham@bedford.gov.uk.