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Employment and skills

Businesses need to be able develop and have access to a talented labour pool. Local people need to be able to gain the skills they need to take advantage of local employment opportunities.

Improving opportunities for local people

An ambitious plan to help Crawley people access better quality job opportunities within the town has been launched.

The plan aims to address skills gaps in the local workforce through four main projects; a Town Centre Skills Academy, Gatwick Skills Laboratory, Crawley Young Workers Scheme and Employ Crawley.

Find out more detail about the Crawley Employment and Skills Plan 2019-2024 .

Employ Crawley

The first project from the Employment and Skills Plan has been launched; Employ Crawley is now open to the public. Based within Crawley and Broadifeld Libraries, residents are able to access a range of support to help them get to their next career step, no matter what their situation. To find out more visit

Workforce development

There are a number of education and training organisation in the area that can help and support businesses and people in learning and development.

Higher Education

Further Education


University of Brighton

Crawley College

Rewards Training

University of Chichester


Camelia Botnar Foundation

University of Sussex


Aspire Adult Education

University of Surrey


A Potential Diamond


Lifetime Training


Apprenticeships are a great way to receive training and qualifications whilst earning a salary. Anyone can become an apprentice regardless of age and experience.

The National Apprenticeship Service and National Careers Service provide further information on vacancies, support and advice.

Locally, Crawley College is one of the largest apprenticeship training providers in Sussex, but you can also go to Rewards Training for vacancies, support and advice.

Especially for young people

Have a look at some of the very fun and useful employment, skills, and entrepreneurial initiatives for young people that we support.


Crawley has a great variety of employment opportunities and careers on offer. See below for services, support and advice on jobs, employability and more.

For any further questions and support, please contact Employment and Skills .

01293 438000 click to email us
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ
Open Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm

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01293 438000

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Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ
Open Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm

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