Supporting skills,
developing talent
and taking business
forward

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Get Future Ready

Take your business or career forward with our free, next generation skills, training, research and innovation programme

FWD is a deliberately different way of learning. Designed to help learners, employees, those who are returning to work and businesses to be future ready. Giving you the skills and capabilities required for today’s and 
tomorrow’s workplace. Co-created with business leaders looking for problem solvers, systems thinkers and talent prepared for the modern working world.

FWD connects residents directly with local employers, innovation and research activity, and events. Creating collisions between upskilling or reskilling learners, employees, scaling businesses and researchers, leading to personal, professional and economic growth across the region.

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FWD pathway 

options

For Learners

Take your career forward with our free, next generation skills, training, research and innovation programme designed with you in mind.
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For Businesses

Take your career forward with our free, next generation skills, training, research and innovation programme designed with you in mind.
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Further Education
Colleges

We have combined the learning expertise and experience of our local FE College and universities together with the insight and reach of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

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Hear what our FWD
members are saying

Garry Pratt, Co-founder, EarSwitch Limited

“The Investment support we received through FWD was brilliant, I had the opportunity to attend Investment Futures 24. EarSwitch are currently building interest for our Series A funding round, and it fantastic to raise our profile within the Investor network.”

Alfonso Buono

“I personally enjoyed every aspect of the course sharing experience meet new people and learning new skills.”“I personally enjoyed every aspect of the course sharing experience meet new people and learning new skills.”

Gary Pratt

“The Investment support we received through FWD was brilliant, I had the opportunity to attend Investment Futures 24. EarSwitch are currently building interest for our Series A funding round, and it fantastic to raise our profile within the Investor network.”

Bob Pratt

“I personally enjoyed every aspect of the course sharing experience meet new people and learning new skills.”

Gary Pratt

“The Investment support we received through FWD was brilliant, I had the opportunity to attend Investment Futures 24. EarSwitch are currently building interest for our Series A funding round, and it fantastic to raise our profile within the Investor network.”

Gary Pratt2

“The Investment support we received through FWD was brilliant, I had the opportunity to attend Investment Futures 24. EarSwitch are currently building interest for a our Series A funding round, and it fantastic to raise our profile within the Investor network.”

Gary Pratt3

“The Investment support we received through FWD was brilliant, I had the opportunity to attend Investment Futures 24. EarSwitch are currently building interest for our Series A funding round, and it fantastic to raise our profile within the Investor network.”
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