Our purpose is simple – to unlock potential and change lives
We believe that everyone deserves a chance to thrive and succeed.
We are a committed crew driven by passion and pride
We want to make a difference together
We believe in a better way of doing things
Our aim is to improve life chances through innovative and quality employment, skills and learning across four integrated teams: Young Careers and Pathways, Adult and Community Learning, Apprenticeships and Employment support
We work ‘bottom up’ with residents, community groups, providers and employers to develop local innovative solutions together.
We are proud of our services and the difference they make – providing people with opportunities to grow through increased confidence, friendship, love of learning and improved career prospects.
Our Values We share strong values that are put into practice in everything we do
We are clear about what we are here to do; we push ourselves hard to make good things happen in Bristol; we look after our people in a workplace that is supportive and fun; this means we can give our very best to our learners and our service users.
We know that we can’t achieve success on our own; we join up across ESL to reach shared goals; we know that the best solutions are co-designed with our customers; we are excited to build connections and to work together with others.
We are caring and gracious in the way we treat each other; we take a stand against discrimination, bullying and harassment; we are careful to include each other and value difference; we listen hard to understand others perspectives and to be inclusive in all we do.
We take personal accountability for our work; we are open to feedback so we can improve; we can be trusted to take responsibility for what we do; we’re open to feedback that helps us to improve; we welcome opportunities to lead and always encourage others to take a lead too.
We’re excited by the chance to keep learning; we’re always asking questions and exploring possibilities; we know there are always opportunities to do things better; we are bold and not afraid to try new things; we take time to ask questions and learn from what we’ve done.
We are Employment, Skills & Learning
We are part of Bristol City Council. From our home in the Education and Skills Division, we reach out to join up with other Council teams and our many valued partners. Our work is designed with and for local people AND at the same time contributes to strategic priorities set out by