Training and upskilling

If you bring the jobs, Horsham District has the people to fill them. We have a highly qualified workforce and a reputation for top performing schools and colleges, which provides a firm foundation on which to build your business.

More than half of people employed here are in managerial or professional roles, and we have a good network of training providers available to help you upskill existing staff.

Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair, 21 September 2024

Are you a local employer, recruiter, or training provider? Book a stand at Horsham District Jobs Fair 2024 by filling in our online form.

Date and time: Saturday 21 September, 10am to 2pm

Location: The Drill Hall, Denne Rd, Horsham, RH12 1JF

This popular event is expected to welcome hundreds of local jobseekers, providing them with the opportunity to meet local employers with current or future vacancies, and find out about training opportunities.

Book a stand

Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair

Work-based training

Looking for help to upskill your existing workforce? We can put you in touch with organisations that offer work-based training and business training to suit your goals. There are dozens of courses your business can access for staff development, and many of them are free.

Set up an apprenticeship scheme

Apprenticeships are an integral ingredient of today’s working environment. Here are some useful links to support that your business can access to help develop your own apprenticeship programme:


A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.

Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an apprenticeship or other job. Traineeships are delivered by training providers and funded by the government. Employers provide the valuable work experience placement and interview as part of the programme.

Find out more about traineeships on the GOV.UK website.

Business Training Programme

Horsham District Council's Business Training Programme is an exciting series of workshops, projected over three years (2023 to 2025).

The Horsham District-focussed programme seeks to help entrepreneurs and business leaders build-in resilience to their business models, keep them well informed and enable opportunities for upskilling.

Find out more

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Discover other training programmes available for local businesses on our Business Training page.