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Economy Team

North Somerset Council’s Economy team are running an employment and skills project called Opportunity North Somerset, where we can assess your needs and impartially recommend the right support for you.

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Careers

If you’re unemployed, Weston College has a huge range of advice, support, training and courses to help you.

Department for Work and Pensions - Jobcentre Plus | There are two locations in North Somerset in Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon. JCP will support people claiming working-age benefits as well as employers to recruit for their organisations.

The West of England Combined Authority, formed in 2017 aims to improve the economic growth and tackle challenges such as productivity, skills, housing and transport in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready. The aim is to help job seekers to get a job and stay in work.

National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. This service is available to people who live in England.

Women's Work Lab help Mums transform their lives by rebuilding confidence and helping them on their journey to find work that works for them and their families. 9 month programmes combine bespoke classroom training with a work placement, 121 career coaching and mentoring.

Looking for a job in FE? Forward Futures helps you with recruitment and beyond. From latest positions to advice and support, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to learn about our opportunities and competitive pay.

Weston College has a variety of apprenticeships for everyone aged 16 and up, so if you're looking for on the job apprenticeship or are just keen to learn, Weston College has everything you need.

The University Centre Weston has over 50 degree-level courses and two separate pre-degree pathways for people returning to education. They deliver in partnership with top employers, their partner universities Bath Spa University and UWE Bristol, and professional bodies.

Looking for a job in FE? Forward Futures helps you with recruitment and beyond. From latest positions to advice and support, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to learn about our opportunities and competitive pay.

Looking for a job in FE? Forward Futures helps you with recruitment and beyond. From latest positions to advice and support, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to learn about our opportunities and competitive pay.

Our ‘Work and Health Programme – Pioneer’ service is here to help you move into work as soon as possible.

We’ll start by learning all about you – your goals, your talents and what you’d like help with. Then we’ll support you to find a job that is out there waiting for you.

Weston College is a general college of Further and Higher Education in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. It provides education and vocational training from age 14 to adult.

UWC is a global network of schools and educational programmes with the shared mission of "making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future".

The Post 16 Team at North Somerset Council can provide guidance for those who are looking for advice on education, training, or employment, by explaining what opportunities there are to study or get a job locally.

Department for Work and Pensions - Jobcentre Plus | There are two locations in North Somerset in Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon. JCP will support people claiming working-age benefits as well as employers to recruit for their organisations.

YMCA offer a wide range of activities to suit all ages and skills, including sports, Wii, cooking, arts and crafts and games. Bring a friend and get in for free!

Prince's Trust believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities and help 11 to 30 year olds to find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers.

If you’re unemployed, Weston College have a huge range of advice, support, training and courses to help you. Book a free 1:1 employment support advice session with the College to get started.

North Somerset Children's centres offers diverse services for families with children under five, including health support, parenting groups, family assistance, childcare information, classes and help with finding work or training.

Find an apprenticeship in England.

Shared Apprenticeships employ and support entry-level construction apprentices.

Weston College also has traineeships which are courses designed for people between the ages of 16 and 24 who want to find a job or apprenticeship but don’t have the right skills or experience.

Adviza are here for all young people and adults to help them make better decisions that enable them to progress in learning and work and achieve their full potential.

On Site Bristol offers construction apprenticeship programs in 7 trades. We assign a training officer to each apprentice for support and guidance throughout their training. Whether you're seeking an apprenticeship or want to hire one, see how we can help by clicking below.

Digital

Weston College of Further and Higher Education is a general college of further and higher education in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England. It provides education and vocational training from age 14 to adult.

Courses aim to improve employability, health, wellbeing and confidence.

Alliance Homes are a community based social housing provider operating in the West of England who own and manage around 6,500 homes and employ 500 staff, with an annual turnover of £43 million work in partnership with local, regional and national agencies to deliver our services.

Find, join or explore local libraries.

North Somerset Training offer free courses, workshops and qualifications and work in partnership with local providers to prepare adults to improve their lives in all aspects. While also offering 1 to 1 to help adults to get into the digital world.

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If you’re unemployed, Weston College has a huge range of advice, support, training and courses to help you.

Department for Work and Pensions - Jobcentre Plus | There are two locations in North Somerset in Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon. JCP will support people claiming working-age benefits as well as employers to recruit for their organisations.

The West of England Combined Authority works with partners to ensure that all our residents have the opportunity to get the skills and training they need to succeed, and to secure the jobs that are being created. The following portal lists the support services and training available in the West of England, to help you to find the right support.

The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready. The aim is to help job seekers to get a job and stay in work.

National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. This service is available to people who live in England.

Weston College has a series of part time courses for adults too, whether you are looking to get back into work, upskill, retrain to change career entirely, get into university, start a new hobby, or gain skills for life, there is a course for you.

Start-Up

The Hive offers unique support services including low-cost business advice, training with qualified advisors, rentable office space, meeting rooms, and a thriving community for idea sharing and networking.

National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. This service is available to people who live in England.

The Food Works is a dynamic food innovation hub on the outskirts of Weston-Super-Mare. They offer business units, development kitchens, technical support and training and network opportunities. The centre supports both emerging and established businesses in the food and beverage sector to grow and innovate.

The Stable supports start-ups, charities, and employability schemes in North Somerset. It houses various groups, including artists, tech experts, health practitioners, and writers while providing a collaborative environment for community projects and initiatives.

We Are Super are a new community of start-ups, freelancers and small businesses located at the heart of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. We Are Super offer affordable office spaces, flexible coworking desks, a bookable meeting room and an events space.

Wellbeing and Volunteering

Courses aim to improve employability, health, wellbeing and confidence.

Voluntary Action North Somerset is an independent charity that has championed the voluntary sector and volunteering across North Somerset for over 22 years. They represent, develop and empower the voluntary community and social enterprise sector in North Somerset to be at the forefront of positive social change and development.

Established in 2016, RWNS started as a group of local people collecting aid for those in camps in Northern Europe and beyond. Volunteers have since worked with North Somerset Council to ready houses for vulnerable families arriving under the government’s resettlement schemes.

Curo work with North Somerset Council to provide the Community Connect Service for people over the age of 50 living in North Somerset who would like information, advice and guidance to help them stay living independently at home and connected with their communities.

Alliance Homes are a community based social housing provider operating in the West of England who own and manage around 6,500 homes and employ 500 staff, with an annual turnover of £43 million work in partnership with local, regional and national agencies to deliver our services.

SecondStep are a leading mental health charity that’s been putting mental health first for people in Bristol and the South West for over 30 years and believe that with the right support, everyone can take control of their lives and make their future their own.

Broadway know that the prospect of going to rehab can feel daunting but understand addiction and how to treat it and are here to work with you so that you can leave with the tools to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.

We Are With You is a British charity founded in 1967 that supports people to make positive behavioural changes, most notably with alcohol and drug misuse, and mental health. The charity works extensively throughout England and Scotland, with an administrative base in Farringdon, central London.

LiveWest is a housing association with homes across the south-west believing in a home for everyone.

This page will give you all of the information you need ranging from support and awareness.

Read Easy UK is a national charity which provides free, confidential one-to-one reading coaching for adults from trained volunteers, through locally-run, affiliated volunteer groups.

Alive is a charity focused on enhancing the lives of older people by providing creative activities, staff training and reducing social isolation. They prioritize wellbeing in later years through initiatives in care homes and communities, aiming to address challenges in the social care sector.

RENS promotes inclusion, equality, good race relations, information sharing, essential services referrals, combating isolation, and celebrating diverse cultures.

Vision North Somerset is an independent registered charity supporting around 1500 blind and partially sighted people of all ages across North Somerset. Also offering a hearing equipment service and have an independent hearing support group meeting in offices in Weston-Super-Mare.

Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care.

For more than 70 years, Leonard Cheshire have been supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world. Working with partners to open doors to opportunity and also work hard to break down barriers that deny disabled people their basic rights.

Talk Club is a talking and listening club for men, offering talking groups, sports groups and therapy to help keep you mentally fit.

Established in 2000, Somewhere to Go is a crisis support service for homeless, Vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals. They offer immediate assistance with benefits and housing advice, universal credit claims, drug and alcohol support and mental health assistance.

Osprey Outdoors was started in 2008 and have many years of experience in delivering engaging outdoor activities and inspiring courses in a wide range of rural locations and natural landscapes across North Somerset and the Mendips.

A public health service funded by your council here to support the health and wellbeing of residents in North Somerset.

Since 1962, the National Autistic Society, has been the UK's primary charity for autistic individuals and their families, offering support, guidance, advocacy and campaigns to enhance rights, services and opportunities for an inclusive society.

WaveLength gives support and media technology to people who are suffering from loneliness and living in poverty.

Established in 1959, Richmond Fellowship supports over 9,000 individuals in England annually with mental health services, including, accommodation, care, employment support and community assistance, working in partnership with the NHS and local authorities.

Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. Established in 1982 to provide a range of housing and support to women that either have acute or long term mental health needs.

Established in 2016, RWNS started as a group of local people collecting aid for those in camps in Northern Europe and beyond. Volunteers have since worked with North Somerset Council to ready houses for vulnerable families arriving under the government’s resettlement schemes.

Citizens advice can help you with benefits, debt, employment, housing, consumer problems, family and personal matters, legal procedures, education, health and discrimination.

Refugee and ESOL

You can get lots of support with learning English anywhere in the reigon.

Established in 2016, RWNS started as a group of local people collecting aid for those in camps in Northern Europe and beyond. Volunteers have since worked with North Somerset Council to ready houses for vulnerable families arriving under the government’s resettlement schemes.

The Hive offers unique support services including low-cost business advice, training with qualified advisors, rentable office space, meeting rooms, and a thriving community for idea sharing and networking.

Citizens advice can help you with benefits, debt, employment, housing, consumer problems, family and personal matters, legal procedures, education, health and discrimination.

Voluntary Action North Somerset is an independent charity that has championed the voluntary sector and volunteering across North Somerset for over 22 years. They represent, develop and empower the voluntary community and social enterprise sector in North Somerset to be at the forefront of positive social change and development.

North Somerset Libraries can assist with languages or business support.

Race Equality North Somerset supports the rights, interests, welfare and wellbeing of racially minoritized ethnic communities in North Somerset.

South West Councils can help you with business support and inquiries or apprenticeships.

Weston Job centre can support you with looking and applying for the right job for you, ensuring you are set for work.

Seetec Pluss can help you get a career and started with

Clevedon Job centre can help you find the right job and support you getting back to work.

Multiply Courses can help you with numeracy skills for a better job, more cash, and smoother daily life.

National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. This service is available to people who live in England.

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