Welcome to The Workforce Development Trust Group

A group of sector specialists with over 50 years experience supporting workforce development, incorporating Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards and People 1st International.

We are the parent company to a collective of like-minded organisations operating collaboratively to develop the skills of individuals and teams across a broad range of sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

We do this as a group through our brands, who work in different sectors to support workforce development, skills, and learning strategies for governments, employers, training providers, public sector bodies, and private companies.

Get to know our brands

As a group of sector-specific bodies, we operate as one in the delivery of our corporate values and strategies, and are the only not-for-profit organisation of our kind operating across a range of vital sectors to support workforce development both in the UK and overseas. Our four brands hold the same core values and charitable aims throughout all our work, and how we function as a wider group.

Learn more about our group values

The Workforce Development Trust group is made up of talented, sector specialists and corporate services that, together, improve the lives of thousands of individuals by supporting employers to improve skills and enhance jobs across a range of industries.

We’re continually seeking like-minded, passionate people to join us, working across our four brands, in health, justice, hospitality, retail, travel, and aviation, or in one of our corporate teams.

Read more of our values at the Workforce Development Trust


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  • Market Engagement Officer

    Market Engagement Officer required to support SFJ Awards, to help shape the development and implementation of a market engagement and product/service....

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  • Digital Marketing Manager – Health

    This is a fixed-term role to cover our Digital Marketing Manager, who is going on maternity leave.

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  • End-Point Assessment Coordinator

    To deliver an effective, efficient and value for money programme of activities within SFJ Awards’ End-Point Assessment service offer.

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Bristol man donates collection of workplace mementos in tribute to late colleague and childhood friend

Bristol-man Simon Whiteway, 55, has donated a cherished collection of mementos belonging to his late friend David ‘Yan’ Saunders to be put on display....

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Bristol Light Festival – Vertigo shot tower

Since 2020, The Workforce Development Trust has been the proud owner-occupier of the iconic grade II listed lead shot tower ‘Vertigo’ on Cheese Lane. ...

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