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Monday 20th January 2020 was this year’s Blue Monday, the so-called most depressing day of the year. The days are short, cold and grey, the brightness and celebration from Christmas is well and truly over and on top of that, the credit card bills arrive. Whether it’s a fabrication from travel companies looking to give […]
Dear Colleagues A big part of the Bristol story is the existence and expansion of thousands of local businesses – large and small. Of course, businesses are made up of many people who are local residents too, including young people, parents/carers, volunteers and active community members. ESL has a critical role in linking up with […]
Dear Colleagues Did you know that our Young Careers and Pathways Team (formally known as Post 16 Participation) are managing an amazing work placement scheme for around 70-100 young people and adults each year? Hayley does a fantastic job arranging placements for WORKS schools for young people who are keen to find out more about […]
Dear Colleagues Happy New Year! Here’s looking forward to the best possible year and decade ahead. In the first week back after a good few days, it is not uncommon to hear colleagues reflect on how hard it is to make the transition from holiday to work. Let’s take comfort that two thousand years ago […]
On 4th & 5th February 2020 On Site Bristol Apprenticeships in partnership with Taylor Wimpey will attend the annual 2 day Raising Aspirations Careers Event at UWE. The event, organised by Cabot Learning Federation is now in its 8th year and offers a combination of high quality information advice and guidance for thirteen and fourteen […]
Dear Colleagues In January the current City Hall UGP area where ESL colleagues tend to congregate is going to be occupied by a new and expanded SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) team. 23 new colleagues are joining the existing SEND team and desks will be adapted with new telephony kit for their core casework […]
Dear Colleagues This week it was great to get the whole ESL team together, down by the river at the Port of Bristol Sports and Social Club. I know that Alison was delighted to have a chance to meet everyone, to share a bit about her background and vision for the Division, and generally enjoy […]
Dear Colleagues This week I was lucky enough to represent the Bristol Mayor at a two day ‘Transforming Cities for Decent Work’ forum event involving over 40 city mayors and leaders from across the world, hosted and funded by the Mayor of Seoul in South Korea. Rubbing shoulders with representatives from major cities like New […]
Dear Colleagues As the election campaigning hots up, it looks like adult skills, apprenticeships and employment support for those facing the greatest challenges are included in the main party manifestos – potentially bringing new policies and opportunities across the ESL world. This week I’ve been working closely with the West of England Combined Authority Team. […]
Dear Colleagues I love it when the Christmas lights get switched on – not just in our high streets but across all the flats and houses that add a bit of bling to their windows and gardens to brighten up winter skies. As we draw towards the end of the year, some of us are […]
Dear Colleagues This week I’ve been really inspired by our fantastic partnership working which enables ESL to make such positive contributions to the lives of individuals and to the wider city. On Wednesday I joined the On Site Team for their annual award ceremony. Despite the torrential rain, the main Ashton Court Mansion House was […]
Young talent showcased at Bristol’s Apprentice Awards The contribution Bristol’s construction apprentices and their employers make to city industry was recognised at the annual On Site Bristol Apprentice Awards last night (13 November). Young people working in trades such as brickwork, plumbing and electrical services were recognised across 17 different award categories. Councillor Anna Keen, […]