Award Winning Provider of Diversity and Inclusion Training and Consultancy Services

We support our clients to attract, retain and progress diverse talent.

At the Cutting Edge

During our 14 years at the cutting edge of Diversity and Inclusion, we have supported the growth of more than 8,000 employees who have helped to shape the future of companies such as Atkins, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, Kier and Mott MacDonald.

As a business which is both female founded and owned, we offer clients a diverse supply chain as well as first-hand, extensive knowledge of how to implement effective solutions.

Specialising in the STEM sectors (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology), our mission is simple – we want to help employers to attract, retain and progress diverse talent.

Our Vision:

To live in a world where everyone feels safe to bring their true self to work

Attract, Retain and Progress Diverse Talent

Attract

  • Create role models at all levels
  • Reduce pay gaps
  • Enhance brand & attract more talent

Progress

Level the playing field:

  • Empower: Career Development Programme for Women
  • Thrive: Positive Action Career Development Programme

Retain

  • Tackle unconscious bias
  • Create an inclusive culture
  • Embed EDI into organisational culture

Upon completion of our 2019 Career Development Programme, those who attended recorded the following:

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of delegates promoted within 12 months

Of those that we have surveyed, 69% have taken on extra responsibilities within their current role while 23% had gone on to take a new role within the company by the end of the training programme.

What the employers say about our award winning training programmes?

Skills 4 is one of the UK’s leading providers of gender diversity initiatives. Established in 2006, Skills 4 supports global clients achieve diversity objectives through the design and delivery of bespoke interventions that return measurable results and enable our clients to develop and utilise the skills of their entire workforce.

Our programmes have already supported over 4,000 individuals for employers such as Atkins, BAE Systems, Babcock and MBDA.

Career Development Training Programme for Women.

Our  award-winning Career Development Programme has been designed to help women further their careers. The programme is now in its eighth year and has already helped over 4,000 women advance professionally.

The programme is normally delivered over three months. By the end of the final training session:

  • 97% of participants had a more proactive approach to career progression
  • 88% had higher levels of self-confidence
  • 58% had taken on more responsibility within their role and 18% had already taken on a new role

Partners with WISE

Skills 4 is working with WISE to open access to their Career Development and Returners programmes for women working in STEM roles in the advanced manufacturing, engineering and construction sector.

Skills 4 and WISE are focused on supporting women in STEM roles to succeed in their chosen careers and to inspire the next generation of girls and women.

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