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Bristol WORKS aims to make quality experiences of work and apprenticeships available to every young person.

Building an innovative education, business and community partnership that aims to raise the aspirations of young people and their parents/carers through the development of experience of work opportunities.

Our Aims Bristol WORKS Objectives

To support those who face the greatest challenges in accessing learning, skills and employment across the City and to help these young people access post 16 pathways more readily.

To equip future generations with the passion and skills to make positive life choices regardless of their background.

Recognised that there are more opportunities for young people to engage with the working world than just a traditional work experience.

Using an experience of work framework WORKS collaborates with schools, provisions and employers to develop a bespoke careers plan and programme of activity for students that is both aspirational and showcases the diverse opportunities available within the City.

Further information about the type of activity that has been developed can be viewed in news.

Our Process Building on existing good practice, WORKS will

Bristol WORKS will engage


Employers and learning providers are co-creating opportunities to equip people with the skills and qualities they need in the workplace.

Bristol WORKS will inspire


Young people are participating and gaining insights into the wide range of career opportunities available.

Bristol WORKS will help with employment


Employers are recruiting skilled people who are ready to meet business needs.

Our Delivery WORKS is supporting and facilitating

The creation of a unique framework which outlines the many ways to experience work
Employer and school engagement to review how good quality careers activity can look in practice.
Opportunities to network, share and celebrate good practice
A future diverse talent pipeline for the City.

“WORKS depends on the active support of local employers across all sectors who can help us make a real active difference to the lives of all of our young people”

– Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Martin Rees