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Join the network

Ways2Work connects people working in employment support so residents of Bristol and the West of England can get everything they need for their next job.
We want to spread the news about courses and support that you offer. We run a daily email network, have regular network meetings and share information on the One Front Door news page.

The provider partnership network was started in 2006 as part of the Integrated Employment and Enterprise Initiative, a Neighbourhood Renewal funded project. In 2010 it was renamed Ways2Work and in consultation with partners working in employment and training in Bristol, was extended indefinitely. We aim to enable collaboration and cross-referral between organisations in the area who help people help people move closer to employment, start work and progress into better careers. This benefits the residents, employers, and economy of Bristol and the West of England.

Send us a message

We would love to share details of your employment-related courses, events, support services or job vacancies.

Send an email with details to ways2work@bristol.gov.uk. Make sure to include who can join, where it is, and how to apply in the email text as well as any web links or flyers. We will forward your message to our network of hundreds of people working in the employment and skills sector. 

See some of the messages we have shared recently on our FIND TRAINING page.

Join the Ways2Work network

Join the Ways2Work mailing list! We have two options, daily and weekly.

Daily Mailing List

We send updates from organisations working in employment support and recruiting employers in Bristol and the surrounding areas every weekday. These are most useful if you work supporting customers into work and training. We recommend setting up a rule and folder in your inbox for these emails as we send them individually and there are often a lot of messages each day.

Weekly Newsletter

If daily emails sound like too much for your inbox and you don’t need that much detail, we also produce a weekly newsletter with updates on local jobs fairs, our networking meetings as well as news about employment and the economy. 

Sign up and select using the webform below. See our privacy policy for more details of how we use your information.

Ways2Work network meetings

We like to meet up to share information too. Our face-to-face network meetings happen every three months. We have presentations about employment support projects and developments and hear from everyone about what we’re all working on.
In between these, we have online meetings without the presentations for a quick catch up. Because it’s nice to see people!
If you’d like more information about Ways2Work network meetings or would like to present at one, email lucy.perrott@bristol.gov.uk.

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Ways2Work news

Here are some examples of messages we have sent on our mailing list recently.


Beauty Workshop

Starts:      Monday, 15th July Time:       9.30 to 2.30 (there is a café on site or bring packed lunch) Where:


First Aid Awareness

To book a space on any of the training courses please scan the QR code on posters attached or click

Maths training

Functional Skills Maths

Just to let you know I have two Functional Skills Maths courses coming up in September in East Bristol and

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Weston College courses

Enclosed is our most recent list of upcoming courses and their corresponding posters. Should you require any copies to be