Recruit, inspire and develop your workforce

Promote your business, inspire young people and invest in skills and training with support provided by the Skills Team at Suffolk County Council.

Developing Suffolk Talent e-bulletin

Developing Suffolk Talent logo

This three-weekly e-bulletin is designed to give employers timely updates on the work of the Skills Team and key developments across the region and nationally.

If you would like to give us feedback on what you would find useful or if you would like further information on any of the projects or issues raised please feel free to contact the relevant member of the team or email

Current issue: Skills Bulletin Issue No 61 | 7 Oct 2019

Previous issues:

Read an introduction to the team members: Who's who in the Skills Team

Inspiring young people and promoting your business

Organisations and services helping businesses support young people they employ.


Icanbea logoIcanbea is the local website helping young people discover for themselves the range of job and career opportunities open to them across Suffolk and Norfolk. 

Find out about important employment industries in the East and view company profiles to hear about their businesses and who they recruit, including opportunities they are currently offering. Sign up to icanbea now.

If you’re an organisation, company or educational establishment in the Norfolk and Suffolk region and want to get involved with this council-backed charity project please email

Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival (formerly Suffolk Skills Show)Suffolk Skills Careers fair logo

Wednesday 16 October 2019 at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Download the Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival Newsletter:

Find out more about the Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival.


Investing in skills and training

Join the New Anglia LEP

The New Anglia Skills Board helps to place employers at the centre of decision making on skills in Norfolk and Suffolk in order to ensure our local skills system becomes more responsive to the needs of employers and the future economy.

The Skills Board for Norfolk and Suffolk was established in 2014 to provide real visible leadership from business on the skills agenda for Norfolk and Suffolk.

Find out more on the New Anglia website.

New Anglia EAN logoThe Enterprise Adviser Network

Join the network of volunteer Enterprise Advisers across Suffolk!

The New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network aims to strengthen the links between schools and businesses to help motivate and inspire young people to make informed, aspirational choices about their future careers.

As one of their valued volunteers, you will work closely with senior leaders in a local school or college in developing their careers and employer engagement plans. Enterprise Advisers will receive high quality training and support provided by our dedicated Enterprise Coordinators.

Find out more about the New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network.

Get in touch with one of our Enterprise Coordinators:

Download the Enterprise Adviser Network business leaflet (PDF, 113KB).

New Anglia LEP Youth Pledge logoNew Anglia Youth Pledge 

The New Anglia Youth Pledge is a regional commitment made by stakeholders across both the public and private sectors in Norfolk and Suffolk to further the prospects of young people in the area.  The Youth Pledge aims for:

“Every young person in Norfolk and Suffolk getting the support they need to get into education, training, an apprenticeship or job within three months of leaving education or employment.”

To deliver on this pledge, we need employers in Suffolk to help us by promoting what they do for young people and creating new opportunities from work experience and work trials to apprenticeships and graduate schemes. 

Become a Youth Pledge supporter and support young people to fulfil their potential.

Find out more about the New Anglia Youth Pledge.