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.

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Skills Hub

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.

One stop shop to help businesses collaborate with local HR and FE providers for early-stage innovators

Skills Steering Group to highlight and address skills shortages

Support with finding the right talent for your business

Faciliating work placements and apprenticeships within our community

Our partners

Canterbury Christ Church University proudly sits at number 1 in the UK for graduates in employment and is in the top 20% of universities for working with the public and third sectors.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University proudly sits at number 1 in the UK for graduates in employment and is in the top 20% of universities for working with the public and third sectors.
Ranked in the top 25% of high education institutions worldwide, Kent is a global university with outstanding teaching, modern facilities and award-winning student support.

University of Kent

Ranked in the top 25% of high education institutions worldwide, Kent is a global university with outstanding teaching, modern facilities and award-winning student support.
The EKC Group are a family of six community-based colleges across East Kent, whose mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of our local communities.

EKC Group

The EKC Group are a family of six community-based colleges across East Kent, whose mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of our local communities.
Pfizer are a global organisation, applying science to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. Their portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products.

Pfizer

Pfizer are a global organisation, applying science to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. Their portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products.
The STEM Hub coordinates the South East of England STEM Ambassador Hub to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Stem Hub

The STEM Hub coordinates the South East of England STEM Ambassador Hub to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Community Lab

Our award-winning community lab provides local schools with access to the industry standard facilities and equipment normally out of reach in the classroom. The scheme allows children to come in and catalyse their learning with the support of Pfizer and other scientists working on site, aiming to educate and inspire hundreds of young people to pursue STEM careers.

Case Study

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.

Read the full case study here.


“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.”

Abbie Kempe , Director of Enterprise and Engagement
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