Our story since 1878

Backed by a Royal Charter, we have a long history of shaping skilled workforces. And, we continue to play an integral role in the development of work-relevant learning around the world. Watch this short video to see how the Group has evolved since 1878.

What we do is about more than just skills or qualifications, or jobs. It’s about tapping individual potential to help people develop the skills they need to progress into a job, on the job and onto the next job or new career. Download our corporate brochure (PDF, 2MB) to read how we’re investing in the future by transforming skills development across the globe, for personal, organisational and economic success.

Fast Facts

With a rich heritage dating back to 1878, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about the City & Guilds Group. 

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