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enabling businesses to build highly-skilled workforces

At Petroc, we’re proud of the South West’s outstanding reputation in the Engineering, Manufacturing, Digital and Business enterprise sectors; and how our region finds itself home to global players in the pharmaceutical, agri-tech, aeronautical, marine, FMCG, filtration, and electronics-based manufacturing and engineering industries. 

Add to this our excellent Health & Social Care and Education provisions - alongside our thriving Hair & Beauty and Hospitality & Catering sectors - and it’s clear to see that we have the infrastructure for major economic growth in our region. 

But what the South West needs is the professional-skills development, and industry-focused training, to match the ambitions and operational requirements of our region’s businesses; particularly the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector – that is the lifeblood of our local economy. Rural regions throughout the country are experiencing an exodus of both qualified professionals, and talented young learners, and the key Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) sectors are facing a nationwide skills shortage. 

Petroc is determined to help reverse these trends. As one of the South West’s leading providers of Further Education and Higher Education, we want to build long-standing relationships with our local businesses; to develop and nurture local talent, support operational innovation, and create the fully qualified, well-trained, and highly skilled workforce of the future. Put simply, we want to give talent a home. With an extensive range of qualifications, industry courses, and apprenticeships on offer – from Level 1 all the way to Level 6 – and an array of course durations and delivery methods to choose from; we’re here to work in partnership with your business to support your staff development, and aid your financial growth.

What we offer:

  • Effective training solutions for you and your business. In order to achieve this high standard we work closely with employers, recruit highly experienced staff and provide the most up-to-date teaching environments.
  • Advice and guidance on workforce planning, in order to develop and implement future training programmes that are tailored to your business.
  • Certificated qualifications and bespoke courses which can be offered to your employees to support personal and professional development.