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Bristol ESL

Our team brings together Bristol City Council Employment Skills and Learning Services. We plan, coordinate and support opportunities within the council, across Bristol and the West of England.

Bristol City Council is committed to providing excellent employment and learning opportunities to young people and adults in Bristol.

Bristol Employment, Skills & Learning | Bristol City Council

We are determined to make a positive difference to the lives of all our participants by enabling them to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in order to achieve their goals and to progress to further learning, volunteering and employment.

Jane Taylor, Head of Service


ESL includes Apprenticeships, Adult and Community Learning, Employment Support and Post 16 Participation.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to improve the life chances, employability, health and wellbeing of local young people and adults.

High Quality & Responsive

We facilitate, commission and deliver high quality and responsive services.

Empower People

We work to empower people to get the information, skills, qualifications and confidence to achieve their goals.

Sustainability & Growth

We support employers to recruit the people they need to sustain and grow their business.

Community Led

We listen to and involve our communities and service users in shaping and monitoring our services.

Successful Partnerships

We work with partners to build pathways to success and get more people learning and earning.

Care & Attention

We embed equality, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding in everything we do.

We work to keep improving our service achieving both quality and value for money

Adult Learning

Community Learning

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Employment Support


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We help our participants achieve their goals,
to progress to further learning, volunteering & employment