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Ways2Work Website Maintenance

We’re spending a couple of weeks performing website maintenance on the Ways2Work website. This means that our news and calendar will not be updated while the work is ongoing. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we will be improving the speed and features of the website in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience and we’ll be back with you soon. Lucy – Ways2Work 18/11/2020
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National Careers Service – Virtual Job Fair 16/11/20

On Monday, 16 November 2020 the National Careers Service is hosting a virtual job fair where they will be promoting a range of live job opportunities. As part of the event the National Careers Service will be hosting webinars on the day. You can see details of the webinars being offered and how to join them on the webinar flyer. And details of the virtual jobs fair on the jobs fair flyer.
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Learning Disability Work Week 9th – 15th November

LOCAL BRISTOL MAN SUPPORTS HIS COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC Mencap celebrates helping Richard Yendle achieve his dreams this Learning Disability Work Week (9th – 15th November 2020) With people with a learning disability and/or autism facing significant barriers to job entry, Mencap is celebrating helping local Bristol man Richard Yendle, who has a learning disability, into employment. As a keyworker working at Sainsbury’s through the COVID crisis, Richard is one of the people society has relied on to keep the country moving through the most difficult of times. Like many people with a learning disability Richard, from Bristol, tried hard to find work but faced many barriers: “I just wanted a company that would take me on and give me a paid job, so I can show what I can do.” After receiving support from Mencap, he started working at
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Vacancies for Tutors at N-Gaged Training

Due to continuous growth, N-Gaged Training is currently recruiting tutors.  Please see the job descriptions below for more details of the roles. Logistics Tutor Construction Tutor Trainee Forklift Tutor If interested in applying please send CVs to: michele.ford@n-gaged.co.uk or call 0117 971 0883 for more information.
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Labour Market Statistics, IES Analysis – November 2020

IES Briefing Note Tuesday 10 November 2020 Labour Market Statistics, November 2020 Today’s figures show that the labour market continued to weaken through July to September, weighed down by the ongoing fallout from the first lockdown.  Employment fell and unemployment rose, with the latter reaching its highest since late 2016.  Lower employment has been driven both by more people leaving work, and fewer people moving (back) into it – with job separations dominating during lockdown itself, but weak hiring playing more of a role in the recovery. Redundancies reached a new peak in the three months to September, and we forecast that these will continue to rise in the next two months before falling back in the new year.  While the growth in redundancies is alarming, today’s figures have not been anywhere near as bad as they could have been. 
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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Get ready to claim

COVID-19 Support New Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance is now available on GOV‌.UK. To check if you’re eligible and to get ready to claim from this week, go to GOV‌.UK and search ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’. You’ll be able to apply for CJRS online from Wednesday‌‌‌ ‌11‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ ‌November – for periods from 1 ‌November. You will need to submit any claims for November by 14‌‌ ‌December. What’s new in the support available CJRS has been extended to 31 ‌March 2021 for all parts of the UK. From 1 November, the UK Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. This will be reviewed in January. You and your employees do not need to have benefited from the scheme before to claim for periods from 1 November. Go to GOV‌‌‌‌.UK
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Business info: lockdown rules, financial support, and more

Government announces additional support for businesses As a result of the 5 November lockdown, the government has increased the economic support available to businesses. This includes the following: Furlough: Furlough has been extended until end the of March. It was initially due to be replaced by the Job Support Scheme at the start of November, but due to national lockdown, furlough will stay in place. The government will pay 80% of employees wages until the end of March, with a review in January. Mortgage holidays: Mortgage payment holidays have been extended. Borrowers who have been impacted by coronavirus and have not yet had a mortgage payment holiday will be entitled to a six month holiday, and those that have already started a mortgage payment holiday will be able to top up to six months without this being recorded in their credit
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UK Research and Innovation ESRC funding opportunities Update

Engaging the public with Census 2021 05-11-2020 11:37 AM GMT Apply for funding for public engagement activity linked to Census 2021. You must be a UK-based researcher at doctoral level or higher. Your research must focus on arts and humanities, or economic and social sciences. Your activity must take place between February and April 2021.
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Wheels to Work update Nov 2020

An update on a couple of things Wheels to Work related: Travelwest website and Wheels to Work referral form – The new Travelwest website is being launched today (05/11/2020). So that does mean that it could be down for parts of the day. If you are unable to make a Wheels to Work referral using the online form, please get in touch with Louise over email. Note that the URL to the online form and Wheels to Work pages shouldn’t be any different following the new website launch: https://travelwest.info/wheels-to-work-west/bristol/wheels-to-work-referral Lockdown and Wheels to Work – With the nation going in to another lockdown starting from today, here is how W2W will be affected: We will still be running our Wheels to Work offers for anyone that will be attending work opportunities, training or interviews in person, for those industries with
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Bristol Business News: England to enter national lockdown

Message from Bristol City Council: 3 November 2020 Dear Colleague, We know that this is an incredibly difficult time for everyone across the city and that businesses are under a significant amount of pressure. I fully appreciate that business support and clear guidance is going to be integral to you, as we enter and exit national restrictions. We all have roles to play in looking after our city, from the council and city partners to businesses and individuals who must play their part in making sure we all do everything we can to limit the spread of infection. There is also a crucial role for Government to play, in providing adequate financial support to those who need it, and assurance that we can exit lockdown in a better place. We are currently waiting for national guidance on the grants scheme
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