Bringing together businesses and academia
Working in partnership with a range of educational institutions, our Skills Hub helps businesses find, nurture and retain the right talent.
The Skills Hub is a strategic partnership bringing together the expertise of Kent Universities, colleges and industry and tapping into their collective knowledge to ensure a talent pipeline which addresses skill shortages.
The collaborative initiave supports both large and small businesses at Discovery Park with upskilling thei current workforce to facilitating the discovery of new talent to propel business growth. The Skills Hub also assists companies in navigating the range of qualification from work placements to T-Levels, fostering knowledge transfers and making industry-academia connections.
Canterbury Christ Church University
University of Kent
The Stem Hub
Meet Kelsey Cairns, a biochemistry student who transformed a simple email into an incredible journey at Discovery Park-based company, Inhalytic. From a 3-week work placement to a part-time role that perfectly synced with her studies, Kelsey’s serves to showcase the suitability of Discovery Park to attract talented graduates.
“We are delighted to be part of this unique partnership that aims to break down the barriers to accessing skills development. The Skills Hub will make it easier for Industry to access our student and graduate talent and connect with our academic expertise, providing a platform to inspire and support a new generation of skills and initiatives.”