The South West boasts a rate of employment of 77%, above the National Average of 74.5% Source: ONS

North Devon is no exception, with good figures in all regions, particularly Torridge.

The Department for Work & Pensions works locally through Jobcentre Plus, North Devon+ and Pluss to provide a link between employers and candidates, improving access and supporting the process.

Work Experience

Support and advice is available through DWP for companies interested in offering work experience placements.

Could you offer work experience?

Work experience agreement

Contact your employer adviser: Barnstaple – Joy Fennell, Tony George Bideford: Sahara Stockwell

Disability Confident

Leading employers are hiring more people who are disabled – and they’ve helped transform our culture, our customer relations and our performance.

Disability confident information can be found here


Visit our apprenticeships page for more details