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About City & Guilds

At City & Guilds we believe in the power of skills to build successful careers, businesses, and economies.

Together with ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme and Gen2 we are able to provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. 

The Group's purpose is the same today as it was 140 years ago - to help people, organisations and economies develop their skills for growth.

City & Guilds portfolio

As workplaces evolve, so do we. We anticipate the changing needs of people and organisations, embrace technology and new approaches to learning, and work with like-minded partners to develop the skills that industries demand across the world.

That's why for 140 years, all of our products and services have been designed to recognise vital workplace skills, from work relevant qualifications to apprenticeships through to accreditation and assessments.

Pioneers in skills development since 1878

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Founded in 1878, The City and Guilds of London Institute was founded by the Corporation of the City of London and 16 livery companies (the Guilds), to protect and promote the standard of technical education.

Our President is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who took over this role from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, in 2011.

Our goal is to ensure that, whoever you are, you have the right skills to thrive both now and in the future.


Employers

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Centres

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Learners

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Culture

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Chris Jones, Group Chief Executive, City & Guilds Group

The Group's purpose is the same today as it's always been, to help people, organisations and economies build their skills for productivity and growth. It's genuinely motivating for all our employees.

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Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director, City & Guilds & ILM

The role of the Further Education sector in the UK is perhaps more important than ever. We play a critical role in helping individuals and employers get the skills they need to fuel economic prosperity in the United Kingdom.

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development and we work with governments, businesses and education centers. Helping people achieve their potential through work-based learning is core to what we do.

Our friendly and professional team works together in a diverse range of roles to support the future of work and learning around the world. If you share our commercial focus and passion for helping people to realise their potential – discover more about the exciting careers and great benefits we can offer you.


Join our growing team

We think City & Guilds Group is a great place to work, and if you'd like to join us, have a look at our dedicated recruitment website to see if we have a suitable role available.

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