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Economy Team

The North Somerset Council Economic Development team are running Opportunity North Somerset, more information can be found below.

Opportunity North Somerset Homepage

Careers

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.

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 residents have the opportunity to get the skills and training they need to succeed as well as securing 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.

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.

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.

Youth

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.

Children's centres offer support to families with children under five, such as breastfeeding assistance, parent-toddler groups, family support, early education information, local support groups, and services for speech, language, and healthy eating. There are also classes available for parents, drop-in sessions, and assistance in finding work or training.

Find an apprenticeship in England.

Shared Apprenticeships employ and support entry-level construction apprentices.

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.

Offering Training and Consultancy for free to the unemployed using government funding.

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.

Redundancy

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Food WorksSW is a dynamic food and drink innovation centre, offering food-grade business units and development kitchens, plus hands-on food technical and specialist business support, sector-based training and networking, conference and room hire, together with a coffee shop and business lounge to help you and your ideas to thrive.

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

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 leads meaningful activities for older people in care in the UK. They engage care homes and communities through activities such as community gardening and Meeting Centres. Their innovative projects range from art to IT and intergenerational connections. Alive offers online and face-to-face services through Alive On Demand, groups, and care homes.

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

WE WORK for Everyone project - an exciting opportunity to help support people with learning difficulties and disabilities (SEND) who need extra support to move into employment. The project will also be working with employers to raise awareness to help them to understand the benefit of an inclusive and diverse work forces.

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.

Somewhere to Go provides a services to people in crisis - once we have dealt with people’s most pressing needs, we then offer help and support to address issues to help them improve their circumstances. This includes benefits advice providing hands-on help through all the hurdles to claiming universal credit; housing advice; referrals for help with drug and alcohol misuse and health support.

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.

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.

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