Economy and Enterprise

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic Economy and Enterprise homepage which has additional news and features.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are at the heart of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need to grow and compete. They bring many benefits and competitive advantage to both employers and apprentices

  • Business support

    We are closely involved with a wide range of projects to provide support and guidance for all types of business in Devon

  • Buy with confidence

    Devon and Somerset Trading Standards runs the Buy With Confidence Scheme to promote the highest standards of trading across the two counties

  • Employment and inward investment

    Finding the right balance of appropriate skills to support the current and future needs of individuals, businesses and the local economy is a key priority

  • European funding and policy

    We work with partner organisations in the UK and in Europe to access funds to support people and communities in Devon. We also aim to raise awareness of EU funding opportunities so that other organisations in Devon can benefit.

  • FabLab Devon

    An open access digital fabrication laboratory where just about anybody can make just about anything

  • Infrastructure

    We are involved with a range of transport, communications, energy and employment space projects to ensure that sustainable economic growth in Devon is not hindered by infrastructure constraints

  • Jobs

    Search for opportunities at Devon County Council

  • Local enterprise partnership

    The Heart of the South West LEP is a strong and dynamic partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and further education across Somerset, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay

  • Trading standards

    Information and advice for businesses and consumers from Devon and Somerset Trading Standards

  • Workhubs

    Rapid developments in technology, rising transport costs and quality of life factors are fundamentally changing the way we work