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Follow our latest news and updates here.
Follow our latest news and updates here.
One Front Door launches online next week (24 March). One Front Door, a single-entry point for jobseekers and organisations looking to access recruitment support and opportunities, launches online next week (24 March). Building on the existing Bristol City Council Ways2Work recruitment network, this new one-stop-shop offers a multi-agency approach to helping individuals, employers and providers […]
New programme launches in West of England to help people with learning difficulties access employment People with learning difficulties or disabilities in the West of England will benefit from a new programme to help them secure paid employment. The WE WORK for Everyone three-year programme will offer specialist careers guidance to over 2,000 people with […]
Employment, Skills and Learning are delighted to be taking the lead on this fantastic project to tackle digital poverty and provide laptops to those most in need. Community Learning staff are working closely with local partners in Children’s Centres and Bristol Waste colleagues to arrange for refurbished laptops to be provided to local people. All […]
Apprentices give an insight into how apprenticeships can lead to a rewarding career as part of National Apprenticeships Week (8 – 14 February). This year’s theme is ‘Build the Future’ and apprentices are sharing their experiences via social media to show how working as an apprentice is helping them to develop their skills to boost […]
Annual Ways2Work Jobs Fair is held online for the first time. Jobseekers in Bristol have the opportunity to boost their career and training prospects on ‘Blue Monday’ next week, as the annual Ways2Work Jobs Fair is held online for the first time. More than 40 organisations are taking part in the virtual event on 18 […]
Dear Colleagues There are only four sleeps until Christmas Day! As we make our way to the welcome holiday and end of the year, I would like to wish all ESL colleagues and supporters a lovely break and a chance to rest, relax, recharge. This note comes to you with sincere appreciation for your contributions […]
Dear Colleagues Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, forecasts suggested the numbers of young people outside of education, training and employment were likely to grow due to overall population rises in this age group and the increasing number of young people facing the greatest risks and challenges, including those with experience of care, and the number […]
Dear Colleagues Try to imagine that you have fled a war torn or impoverished homeland to make a better life in the UK. You’re living in Bristol, and you suddenly find yourself grappling with Covid 19 risks and restrictions – all being communicated in a language that is not your own. So the focus of […]
Dear Colleagues Construction companies are used to cyclical downturns, but the speed and strength with which COVID-19 has struck is unprecedented. Many small builders working across Bristol have been hit hard, with a very high number having to stop some or all of their work during the first lockdown. So this update is a ‘shout […]
Dear Colleagues In these difficult times, I think for most of us our homes are a vital sanctuary – providing a reassuring port in the Covid storm and a place of much needed safety. So it is hard to consider the plight of people without a secure home, and those who are living on Bristol […]
Dear Colleagues Here we are making our way into Autumn – with crunchy colourful leaves, cosy jumpers, thick socks, fresh air and the return of root vegetables. This is also the season for balancing light and dark and the sense of letting go. Now the leaves fall and bare branches remind us of the fleeting […]
The Employment Support team is helping young people into work with Kickstart Bristol! Kickstart is a government initiative to provide work experience for young people aged 16-24 to help them with the work skills they need to move into the world of work. The placements are funded by the government so employers’ costs are covered. […]