Training & development
There are many training and development opportunities in North Somerset:
An apprenticeship is a combination of employment and training. Designed by business for business, apprenticeships are ‘fit for purpose’ and allow employers to train individuals within the context of their organisation.
Visit our Apprenticeships page.
Business Enterprise Centre
Part of Weston College in Weston-super-Mare, works with more than 1000 organisations, supporting them to achieve significant improvements in overall performance, by developing the skills and performance of their staff. They offer a wide choice of flexible, work-based training and development services – many of their qualification courses are fully subsidised by government funding.
Visit our Business Enterprise Centre page.
Top performing College in the West of England and the only education provider on your doorstep in North Somerset to offer you the opportunity to progress from an entry level course to a degree.
Visit our Weston College University Campus page.
Businesses need support, graduates need employment; Grads for Growth achieves both.
For businesses, Grads for Growth helps recruit, offers a business development team investment, as well as access to the South West’s leading universities.
For graduates, Grads for Growth places your skills, provides mentoring and real work with a graduate-level salary.
Visit our Grads for Growth page.
A specialist College described as 'a new model of learning' is being planned for North Somerset by Weston College.
Visit our North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College page.
Offers more than 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course levels and prides itself on consistently high assessment scores for teaching quality.
Visit our University of the West of England page.
Small to medium sized companies across the South West Competiveness area can get support to access the expertise within universities, colleges and public research establishments to innovate and grow.
Visit our University South West Innovation Voucher scheme page.
Actively supports local businesses across North Somerset by offering training services and hosting workshops.
Visit our case study North Somerset Enterprise Agency.
Offers a training course for the Level Two Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), previously known as Basic Food Hygiene.
The Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure Travel and Tourism. A Government recognised and industry-focused body established to support the development of skills and training within that industry.
There are 25 Sector Skills Councils in total, covering approximately 85% of the UK workforce, and representing the skills and training interests of small to large businesses.
Visit People 1st.
The Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries working to help develop a skilled workforce and represents 17 industries across the UK. By working with employers, organisations, training providers and individuals, Lantra helps; businesses improve performance through investment in skills; businesses and individuals access appropriate learning solutions; promote the excellent career opportunties offered by the sector; provide a supply of people with the skills needed by industry.
A range of work schemes offering help and education to help people enter or get back into the work place are:
A one stop shop for job vacancies, job brokerage and skills matching. They aim to provide employers with a single point of contact who will work with you to find appropriately skilled and trained local people. They work directly with employers in and around North Somerset to ensure that local job vacancies are effectively promoted and filled through Westonworks and its partners.
In partnership with Weston Jobcentre Plus and North Somerset Enterprise Agency, Ready4Work aims to get people back to work or to start their own business by funding training courses and by giving job grants depending on eligibility.
Visit the council's Ready4Work page.
For more information about these work schemes contact the Economic Regeneration Officer at North Somerset Council:
Telephone: 01934 426 211
Young Enterprise run a range of programmes for students aged 4-24. The most popular of these programmes is the Company Programme for students in Key Stage 4, aged 15-19.
For more information visit our Young Enterprise page.
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