Ways2Work Update

On Wednesday 24 June, Ways2Work, DWP and National Careers Service held our first virtual jobs fair. Between 2 and 3 pm over 50 employers and training organisations had contributed and shared vacancies and training opportunities. You can see the vacancies that were shared by searching on Twitter or Facebook for #WestOfEnglandJobsFair.

*Did you know if you capitalise the first letter of each word in a hashtag it makes it possible for screen readers to accurately read it? (Ref: RNIB)

Recap of network meeting

We had our second online network meeting on Wednesday 3 June. We were lucky to have Kim from Ocado speaking about their forthcoming job opportunities in Avonmouth in a new Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) to join their existing delivery ‘spoke’.

We also heard from providers speaking about their support and courses that are now available online including the Training Exchange, N-Gaged Training, WECIL, JobNetworkBristol and Partners in Bristol (part of City of Bristol College).

Our next network meeting will be on 15 July at 10am. You can book a place now on Eventbrite.

Resources on the Ways2Work Website

We’ve tried to keep up with the rapidly changing environment of virus, guidance and policy and highlight the relevant information on the Ways2Work website. This has led to a streamlining of the information available for jobseekers from the home page at www.ways2work.org.uk as well as frequent updates of our dedicated COVID-19 information hub. Please let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to include by dropping an email to ways2work@bristol.gov.uk.

Network news

Online courses are available from many providers now including FMBS, Reform Training, Restore Trust, N-Gaged, Community Learning, Partners in Bristol and Weston College.

Check out available online courses and resources on the Ways2Work website.

Bristol City Council News

Bristol City Council is keeping their Coronavirus information up to date on their Coronavirus webpage. You can also sign up to their newsletter for updates here.

Official UK Government Advice

Government guidance for most of the UK was updated on 4 July 2020. See all the UK Government guidance on COVID-19 on the GOV.UK website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.