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OUR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES

Kickstart

We are a Gateway for the government’s work placement scheme, Kickstart. We are looking for employers to register to provide work placements for young people

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Ways2Work

The Ways2Work network was established by Bristol City Council to build a network of employment and training organisations to work together to fill skills shortages

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Future Bright

Future Bright offers FREE career coaching, training and support to help people develop the skills and confidence they need to take the next step. We

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Bristol WORKS

With your support, we can make a real difference to the lives of learners. WORKS needs employers from all sectors, and of all sizes, to

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WE WORK for Everyone

The We Work for Everyone programme will specifically target people with a learning difficulty to support them to find, secure and maintain paid employment, supported

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ONE FRONT DOOR

The One front Door Service will support our participants to enhance their skills, abilities and knowledge to move forward through further training, support to access work trials, traineeships, apprenticeships or employment.


We will help individuals to:

  • build a tailored action plan to achieve their goals
  • learn new (and update any existing) skills and experience
  • increase their knowledge of the job market and vacancies

participants the opportunity to become self-sufficient, enhancing their lives and, where we can, getting them ‘work ready’ and then matching them to the right job- actively encouraging and enabling them to apply for them.
…all whilst building confidence, assertiveness and a positive self-image.

 

COMMUNITY LEARNING

The Community Learning Team is part of the Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning team. We set up courses for people with few or no qualifications, and for adults who are unemployed and experience multiple barriers to learning and work. We run a wide range of courses in a large number of venues across Bristol.

Many of their courses are free for those on any form of benefit and they run a wide range of courses in a large number of venues across Bristol (or can be completed online).

Community Learning Bristol – Free Community Learning Courses for Bristol and North Somerset (communitylearningwest.net)

Community Learning courses – bristol.gov.uk 

email us at: LCTinfo@bristol.gov.uk

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships are training programmes that combine on the job training and learning.

They also have an educational element, such a college programme, which awards a recognised qualification at the end of the course.

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for an apprenticeship.

Training and apprenticeships – bristol.gov.uk

On site Bristol

Find an apprenticeship that’s right for you on the GOV website

Lifetime Training Apprenticeship search

NHS apprenticeship vacancies

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Apprenticeships are training programmes that combine on the job training and learning.

They also have an educational element, such a college programme, which awards a recognised qualification at the end of the course.

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for an apprenticeship.

Training and apprenticeships – bristol.gov.uk

On site Bristol

Find an apprenticeship that’s right for you on the GOV website

Lifetime Training Apprenticeship search

NHS apprenticeship vacancies

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience enables you to test out a career and build skills and within a competitive jobs market it’s essential to securing a job. Internships, work placements and volunteering are great ways to impress employers. 

Bristol City Council- You can apply to do work experience at the council if you study, work or live in Bristol

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/jobs-training/work-experience-at-the-council

University of Bristol- Information about finding graduate roles, part time jobs, work experience and internships

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/careers/jobs/

City of Bristol College- Study at the college and complete an ‘industry placement’ that will help you develop your technical skills

ONLINE COURSES

FREE

The Restore Trust- Provides one-to-one employment support for unemployed people who require help to access training and employment opportunities.

https://therestoretrust.org.uk/services/employment-skills#courses

Open University Free Courses ‘OpenLearn’- Their courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/about-openlearn/try

 

The Skills Toolkit- Free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Free Courses in England- All come with a nationally recognised qualification

https://freecoursesinengland.co.uk/free-courses-1

Future Learn- Free and paid courses,100% online with world class universities and industry experts

https://www.futurelearn.com/

West of England GROWTH Hub- They have a list of training courses offered by their partners

https://www.wearegrowth.co.uk/search/?keyword=support&types=4

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Open University Distance and Online courses- Innovative teaching and qualifications respected by employers

http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/

Adult courses and learning- Choose from a huge range of day and evening courses 

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/adult-courses-and-learning

UWE Bristol Professional Short Courses-

 https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/find-a-course/professional-short-courses