Win a place on one of our open Career Development Programmes
Skills 4 was established in 2006 to help organisations increase their diversity at all levels.
Career Development Programme for Women
Our award-winning Career Development Programme is in it's 10th year and has supported over 8,000 women progress their careers.
Unconscious Bias Training
Speak to us about our bespoke packages covering unconscious bias.
Proud to be working in partnership with the WISE Campaign
WISE inspires girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
Skills 4 wins prestigious award for inspiring women to progress their career.
The Inspire Awards: Diversity in UK Construction, Engineering & Housing

Award Winning Diversity Training & Consultancy for organisations in the UK & abroad.

Skills 4, one of the UK’s leading consultancies in diversity and inclusion initiatives. The company was established in 2006, by the current MD Jayne Little, in response to issues identified in the government-commissioned Report, ‘Shaping a Fairer Future’.

The author of that report, Baroness Prosser – OBE and former Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission – chaired a steering group that successfully delivered Skills 4 programmes into the UK engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors to address the skills shortages faced due to the lack of retention and progression of women.

Over the last twelve years, we have been working successfully with over 100 leading organisations to improve the attraction, retention and progression of a diverse and sustainable workforce.

Initially focussing on gender diversity, our multiple award-winning Career Development Programme for Women has been delivered to over 8,000 individuals. In recent years, the company has evolved alongside changes in legislation and UK business culture and now covers multiple strands of diversity through unconscious bias training and testing; inclusive leadership and management programmes and bespoke training and consultancy services.

Latest News & Updates

Open training programmes

New dates – Open Career Development Programme for Women

New dates for our 4 day Career Development Programme for Women have been released.

Hosted by Skills 4 in Leeds.

Dates: Oct 17th 2019, Nov 20th 2019, Jan 7th 2020 & Jan 8th 2020.

Hosted by MBDA in Stevenage.

Dates: Oct 24th 2019, Nov 20th 2019, Jan 7th 2020 & Jan 8th 2020.

Hosted by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water in Cardiff.

Dates: Jan 15th 2020, Jan 16th 2020, Feb 12th 2020 & Feb 13th 2020.

To book a place complete the online booking form Online Booking Form.

Returning to work after maternity leave.

Our Returning to work Programme is now available as an online course.

To book a place complete the online booking form here Online Booking Form.

gender diversity programmes

What the employers say about our award winning training programmes?

Skills 4 is one of the UK’s leading providers of gender diversity initiatives. Established in 2006, Skills 4 supports global clients achieve diversity objectives through the design and delivery of bespoke interventions that return measurable results and enable our clients to develop and utilise the skills of their entire workforce.

Our programmes have already supported over 4,000 individuals for employers such as Atkins, BAE Systems, Babcock and MBDA.

gender diversity programmes

Career Development Programme for Women.

Our  award-winning Career Development Programme has been designed to help women further their careers. The programme is now in its eighth year and has already helped over 4,000 women advance professionally.

The programme is normally delivered over three months. By the end of the final training session:

  • 97% of participants had a more proactive approach to career progression
  • 88% had higher levels of self-confidence
  • 58% had taken on more responsibility within their role and 18% had already taken on a new role

 

Wise online training and coaching in the UK

Partners with WISE

Skills 4 is working with WISE to open access to their Career Development and Returners programmes for women working in STEM roles in the advanced manufacturing, engineering and construction sector.

Skills 4 and WISE are focused on supporting women in STEM roles to succeed in their chosen careers and to inspire the next generation of girls and women.

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