Our Purpose

“Creating opportunities for individuals and organisations to succeed”

Develop exists to provide opportunities and positive interaction to those we engage with: young people, adults and employers. We are able to provide opportunities to a wide spectrum of learners from some of the most disadvantaged, to those requiring some additional support to enable them to experience new opportunities. The focus and drive behind our purpose, is a belief that we can make a difference to our learners and customers, and that we can be a gateway for progression.

Our success in all of the above is maintained through a shared purpose to achieve our Vision and Mission.

Our vision

All the work that Develop is involved in, or seeks to tender for needs to be focused on our overarching vision

“Enhancing the life chances of every single one of our learners, and shaping the future to benefit generations to come”.

Our Mission

Bridging the gap between individuals, learning organisations and business to enhance employability, skills and develop potential by:

  • Positioning the organisation to be a key driver, influencing policy through our expertise
  • Understanding the specific needs of individuals, Local Authorities and businesses
  • Providing advice and guidance on future opportunities
  • Brokering relationships between employers, and learners of all ages
  • Championing the needs of marginalised learners
  • Striving to achieve best value and maximise positive social impact

Our values

  • Investment in our staff to develop expertise and achieve
  • Staff Commitment to deliver an outstanding service
  • Staff conduct themselves in a manner that builds respect
  • Working in partnership to create opportunity, and maximise benefits.
  • Driven by the needs of the people we work with.

Our people

  • Developing capability from within
  • Respect and support each other
  • Constantly striving to improve
  • Daring to do things differently
  • Championing our cause
  • Being prepared to challenge

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Our Courses

Develop offers a variety of courses, study skills, traineeships  and work experience placements.

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Work Experience

Access the Develop Learn About Work portal to manage your work experience. This site is for Bedfordshire and Luton schools only.

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