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► Sector Skills Councils

Sector Skills Councils are independent, employer-led organisations designed to build skills in employment sectors and set industry standards driven by employer demand. There are a range of Sector Skills Councils covering over 90% of the economy and they all work towards the following four key goals:

Reduced skills gaps and shortages.
Improved productivity, business and public service performance.
Increased opportunities to boost the skills and productivity of everyone in the sector's workforce.
Improved learning supply through National Occupational Standards, apprenticeships, and further and higher education.

Information about all of the Sector Skills Councils can be found at the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils website: www.sscalliance.org

► Asset Skills ► Lifelong Learning UK
► Cogent ► People 1st
► Construction Skills ► Proskills
► Creative and Cultural Skills ► Semta
► E-Skills ► SkillsActive
► EU Skills ► Skillset
► FSSC ► Skills for Care and Development
► Go Skills ► Skills for Health
► Government Skills ► Skills for Justice
► IMI ► Skills for Logistics
► Improve ► Skillsmart Retail
► Lantra ► Summit Skills

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► Asset Skills

Asset Skills is the Sector Skills Council for facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking.

Jobs in this sector include:
Facilities Manager, Housing Officer, Property Manager, Estate Agent, Surveyor, Town Planner, Planning Officer, Cleaning Operative, Parking Attendant, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section I – Hospitality and Services, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Asset Skills
2 The Courtyard
48 New North Road
Exeter
Devon
EX4 4EP

T: 01392 423 399
W: www.assetskills.org

► Cogent

Cogent is the Sector Skills Council for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Oil Gas, Nuclear, Petroleum and Polymer Industries.

Jobs in this sector include:
Mainly scientific or engineering roles including: research chemist, pharmacology, including nuclear technician, laboratory technician, paint formulation technician, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section Q - Scientific Careers, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Cogent
Unit 5
Mandarin Court
Centre Park
Warrington
WA1 1GG

T: 01925 515 200
W: www.cogent-ssc.com

► Construction Skills

Construction Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the Construction Industry.

Jobs in this sector include:
Construction Management, Bricklayer, Carpenter or Joiner, Site Labourer, Plasterer, Wall or Floor Tiler, Roofer, Formworker, Civil Engineer, Cavity Wall Insulator, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section U - Construction, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Construction Skills
Bircham Newton
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE31 6RH

T: 0344 994 4400
W: www.cskills.org

► Creative and Cultural Skills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the Crafts, Performance, Music, Heritage, Design and the Arts.

Jobs in this sector include:
Dancer, Actor, Choreographer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Artist, Film and Cinematography careers, Advertising, Museum or Gallery Curator, Art Conservation etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section E - Art and Design or Section G - Entertainment and Leisure, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Creative & Cultural Skills
Lafone House
The Leathermarket
Weston Street
London
SE1 3HN

T: 020 7015 1800
W: www.ccskills.org.uk

► E-Skills

E-Skills UK is the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology and Telecommunications. The sector includes software, internet & web, IT services, telecommunications and business change.

Jobs in this sector include:
Business Analyst, Graphic Designer, IT Helpdesk Operative, e-Learning Developer, IT Trainer, Multimedia Specialist, Software Developer, Systems Architect, Service Technician, Technical Author, Web Designer, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section C – Business Administration and IT, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

E-Skills UK
1 Castle Lane
London
SW1E 6DR

T: 020 7963 8920
W: www.e-skills.com

► EU Skills

Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the gas, power, waste management and the water industries.

Jobs in this sector include:
Gas Fitter, Gas Network Engineer, Gas Service Engineer, Electrician, Plumber, Heating Engineer, Recycling Officer, Environmental Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Overhead Lineworker, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section R - Engineering, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Energy & Utility Skills
Friars Gate Two
1011 Stratford Road
Shirley
Solihull
West Midlands
B90 4BN

T: 0845 077 9922
W: www.euskills.co.uk

► FSSC

The Financial Services Sector Skills Council is the Sector Skills Council for Banking, Insurance, Financial Advice, Accountancy, Investments, Credit Finance and Leasing.

Jobs in this sector include:
Financial Adviser, Investment Banker, Loss Adjustor, Insurance Analyst, Credit Controller, Bank or Building Society Assistant, Mortgage Broker, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section N – Finance, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Financial Services Skills Council
51 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7HQ

T: 0845 618 2370
W: www.fssc.org.uk

► Go Skills

Go Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the Passenger Transport Industry including Coach and Bus Companies, Waterways, Trains and Light Railways. Airport Information Assistant, Air Cabin Crew, Baggage Handler, Pilot, Taxi Dispatcher, Taxi Driver, etc.

Jobs in this sector include:
Train Driver, Conductor, Bus or Coach Driver, Steward, Airline Pilot, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section Y – Transport, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

GoSkills
Concorde House
Trinity Park
Solihull
West Midlands
B37 7UQ

T: 01216 355 520
W: www.goskills.org

► Government Skills

Government Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the Civil Servants who support Central Government. It covers those working in public services to customers, government departments, non-departmental public bodies and the armed forces across the United Kingdom.

Jobs in this sector include:
Soldier, Sailor, Airman/woman, Royal Marine, Civil servant etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section B – Armed Forces or C – Business Administration and IT, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Government Skills
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

W: www.civilservice.gov.uk

► IMI

The Institute of the Motor Industry is the Sector Skills Council for the Automotive Retail Industry; it covers a range of roles and work with all types of vehicles from Mopeds to Heavy Goods Vehicles.

Jobs in this sector include:
Vehicle Technicians, Salespeople, Fast Fit Technicians, Vehicle Body Repair Technicians, Dealership Managers, Paint Sprayers, Car Valet and Detail Operatives, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section R – Engineering, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

The Institute of the Motor Industry
Fanshaws
Brickendon
Hertford
SG13 8PQ

T: 01992 511 521
W: www.motor.org.uk

► Improve

Improve is the Sector Skills Council for the Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry in the UK.

Jobs in this sector include:
Production work such as Line Supervisor, Production Assistant, but there are also roles in inspection, quality control, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section S – Manufacturing, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Improve Ltd
Ground Floor
Providence House
2 Innovation Close
Heslington
York
YO10 5ZF

T: 0845 644 0448
W: www.improveltd.co.uk or www.improve-skills.co.uk

► Lantra

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for Environmental and Land Based Industries including Agriculture, Arboriculture, Animal Care, Environmental Conservation, Equine Care, Horticulture, and Fisheries.

Jobs in this sector include:
Farm Worker, Shepherd, Farrier, Tree Surgeon, Veterinary Nurse, Kennel or Cattery Worker, Gardener, Landscaper, Sawmill Worker, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section W – Animals Plants and Nature, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Lantra
Lantra House
Stoneleigh Park
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV8 2LG

T: 024 7669 6996
W: www.lantra.co.uk

► Lifelong Learning UK

Lifelong Learning UK is the Sector Skills Council for Community Learning, Education, FE, HE, Libraries, Work-based Learning, Archives and Information, Libraries and Training Providers.

Jobs in this sector include:
Trainer, Basic Skills Tutor, Community Education Tutor, Information Scientist, Librarian, Archivist, Further Education Tutor, Higher Education Lecturer, NVQ Assessor, Internal Verifier, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section F –Teaching and Cultural Services, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Lifelong Learning UK
5th Floor
St Andrew's House
18-20 St Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AY

T: 0300 303 8077
W: www.lluk.org

► People 1st

People 1st are the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism.

Jobs in this sector include:
Hotel Management, Receptionist, Leisure Assistant, Travel Agent, Travel Representative, Waiting and Bar Staff, Booking Agent, Tourist Information Assistant, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section I – Hospitality Catering and Related Services, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

People 1st
2nd Floor
Armstrong House
38 Market Square
UXBRIDGE
UB8 1LH

T: 01895 817 000
W: www.goskills.org

► Proskills

Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the Process and Manufacturing Industries including: Building Products, Coatings, Ceramics, Extraction and Mineral Processing, Furniture Furbishing and Interiors, Glass, Paper, Printing and Wood.

Jobs in this sector include:
Building Supplies, Plant Operative, Technologist Upholsterer, Furniture Maker, Glass Blower Reprographics Assistant, Bookbinder, Print Finisher, Production Operatives , Ceramicist, etc.

Information on these careers can be found Section S – Manufacturing or U – Construction & Land Services, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Proskills UK Ltd
Centurion Court
85B Milton Park
Abingdon
Oxon
OX14 4RY

T: 01235 833 844
W: www.proskills.co.uk

► Semta

Semta is the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Including Aerospace, Automotive, Electrical, Electronics, Marine, Metals, Science and Bioscience.

Jobs in this sector include:
Research Development, Production Maintenance and Repair of Aircraft and Helicopters, Cars, Office Machinery, Electrical Motors, Lighting and Lamps, Medical Instruments, Ships, Navigation Equipment, Laboratory Equipment and Metal Products, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section S – Manufacturing, Q - Science and R -Engineering, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

SEMTA
14 Upton Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 0JT

T: 0845 643 9001
W: www.semta.org.uk

► SkillsActive

SkillsActive is the sector skills council for active leisure, learning and wellbeing. including sport, fitness, playwork, outdoor leisure and caravanning.

Jobs in this sector include:
Playworker, Climbing Instructor, Campsite Assistant, Sports Coach, Sports Professional, Referee, Swimming Coach, Lifeguard, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section G – Entertainment and Leisure, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

SkillsActive
Castlewood House
77-91 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1PX

T: 020 7632 2000
W: www.skillsactive.com

► Skillset

Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for TV, Film, Radio, Interactive Media, Advertising, Animation, Computer Games, Facilities, Photo Imaging, Publishing, Fashion and Textiles.

Jobs in this sector include:
TV Producer, Film Director, Computer Games Designer, Animator, Advertising Account Manager, Publisher, Editor, Sound Engineer, Fashion Designer, Photographer, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section G – Entertainment and Leisure and Section E – Art and Design, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Skillset
Focus Point
21 Caledonian Road
London
N1 9GB

T: 020 7713 9800
W: www.creativeskillset.org

► Skills for Care and Development

Skills for Care and Development is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for people working in early years, children and young people’s services, and those working in social work and social care for children and adults in the UK. Our SSC is a partnership of 6 organisations:
Care Council for Wales, Children’s Workforce Development Council, General Social Care Council, Northern Ireland Social Care Council, Scottish Social Services Council, and Skills for Care.

Jobs in this sector include:
Support Worker, Social Worker, Care Assistant, Social Work Assistant, Early Years Worker, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section K – Social & Related Services, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Skills for Care & Development
2nd Floor, City Exchange
11 Albion Street
Leeds
LS1 5ES

T: 01133 907 666
W: www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk

► Skills for Health

Skills for Health is your Sector Skills Council, for all health employers; NHS, independent and third sector.

Jobs in this sector include:
Healthcare Assistant, Nurse, Health Visitor, Doctor, Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Physiologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Operating Department Practitioner, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section J – Health and Medical Careers, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website

Skills for Health
2nd Floor
Goldsmiths House
Broad Plain
Bristol
BS2 0JP

T: 0117 922 1155
W: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk

► Skills for Justice

Skills for Justice are the Sector Skills Council for the Justice and Community Safety sector including Courts, Police, Fire and Rescue, Prisons, Probation, Forensic Science and Prosecution.

Jobs in this sector include:
Probation Officer, Police Officer, Firefighter, Forensic Scientist, Crime Scene Technician, Community Support Officer, Youth Justice Worker, Anti-Social behaviour Officer, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section L – Law & Related Work, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Skills for Justice
Centre Court
Atlas Way
Sheffield
S4 7QQ

T: 0114 261 1499
W: www.skillsforjustice.com

► Skills for Logistics

Skills for Logistics is the Sector Skills Council for Freight Logistics and Wholesaling.

Jobs in this sector include:
HGV Driver, Freight Forwarder, Warehouse Operative, Parts Distribution Driver, Delivery Driver, Forklift Truck Operative, Stock Controller, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section Y - Transport, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Skills for Logistics
12 Warren Yard
Warren Farm Office Village
Milton Keynes
MK12 5NW

T: 01908 313 360
W: www.skillsforlogistics.org

► Skillsmart Retail

Skillsmart Retail is the Sector Skills Council for Retail.

Jobs in this sector include:
Retail Management, Buyer, Sales Assistant, Customer Adviser, Personal Shopper, Merchandiser, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section O – Buying Selling and Related Services, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Skillsmart Retail Ltd
4th Floor
93 Newman Street
London
W1T 3EZ

T: 020 7462 5060
W: www.skillsmartretail.com

► Summit Skills

Summit Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering sector.

Jobs in this sector include:
Industrial and Commercial Plumber, Site Supervisor, Service and Maintenance Engineer, Air Conditioning Engineer, Heating and Ventilating Engineer, Electrical Repair and Rewind Electrician, Domestic Plumber, Computer Aided Designer, etc.

Information on these careers can be found in Section U - Construction or R - Engineering, of the Interactive Career Search section of the website.

Summit Skills
Vega House
Opal Drive
Fox Milne
Milton Keynes
MK15 0DF

T: 01908 303 960
W: www.summitskills.org.uk

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Posted 8th October 2012
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