Spotlight On… Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2023

The countdown is on to finding our apprentice national shining stars, as we bring together the sectors apprenticeship community. It could be you! Come and join apprentices across our sector in England to help us crown the Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2023...

Proud to Care

  The South West are looking for people to become Care and Support Workers. If you have the right values and are keen to learn, there are so many opportunities for you in care and health.  It’s not just about assisting people with their daily routines. It’s about...

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health has become one of the biggest challenges for employees and employers and wellbeing within the workplace is becoming a prominent factor. In January 2021, Champion Health found that 69% of a 2,099-employee sample experienced moderate to high levels of...

Successful Ofqual recognition: Top 10 Words of Wisdom

Read Fay Edwards, Head of Learning and Development, SW Councils interview for FE News, the news Channel for the future of education. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (@IFATEched) recognised that there was concern that Ofqual's criteria for...

Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Welcome Programme

People from Hong Kong and a British National (Overseas) are now  able to apply for a British National (overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa which allows them to live, work and study in the UK. This can be for a period of 30 months (which can be extended by a...

Our Website translated to a different language

If you would like to view our website in another  language  please load in Google Chrome and right click on the blue bar at the top of the page and select <translate to English>.  This will open a dialogue box which provides you with the option to choose another...

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South West Councils

We are a politically led membership organisation bringing people together and supporting organisations to be the best they can serving the people of the South West

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

Supporting organisations and their apprentices to achieve positive outcomes.

Learning & OD

Supporting the development needs of officers and councillors.

SW Jobs

Highlighting opportunities  across the SW a free resource for members.


A repository of useful  information. Some documents will require membership.

HR Support and Consultancy

Advising and supporting on all employment matters.

Networks & meetings

Supporting best practice, information sharing and lobbying for the SW.

Members & Membership

Details on our Members and membership benefits.

Policy & Strategy

supporting and coordinating activity including the SW Strategic Migration Partnership.

Business Support & Customer Services

Supporting administrative, IT, finances for the smooth running of SW Councils and providing services to customers.

Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Hub

Find out more about SW Strategic Migration Partnerships’ support of the Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Programme


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