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November Ways2Work Network Meeting

We’ll be holding the last Ways2Work network meeting of 2020 on 25th November, 10-12 on Google Meet. You can book your place now on Eventbrite here.   If you came to the October network meeting, there’s still time for you to vote for the festive snacks for the next meeting! Vote on the feedback questionnaire. I’m surprised, but right now mince pies are not winning! I’ve stocked up on stollen which is also not winning.
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October Ways2Work Update

Ways2Work News Welcome to October! It’s a really busy time for us right now. Our team manager Paul Gaunt will be updating us all at the October Ways2Work network meeting. More details on that below. There’s a quick summary of some of our work for you here. Kickstart Bristol Ways2Work is helping young people into work with Kickstart Bristol! Kickstart is a government initiative to provide paid work experience for young people aged 16-24 to help them develop work skills. The placements are funded by the government so employers’ costs are covered and we can provide employability support. Once work placements have been set up, young people will be able to apply through their DWP work coach. If you think your organisation could host a 6-month work experience placement see more details here: https://ways2work.org.uk/kickstart-bristol/ or email kickstart@bristol.gov.uk. One Front Door
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October Ways2Work network meeting

The next Ways2Work network meeting will be on Wednesday 7th October (yes, next week!). Take a sneak peek at what’s planned on the attached agenda. If you’d  like to come, please book your place on Eventbrite. You’re also very welcome to contribute to our anonymous Opening Safely questionnaire about coming out of lockdown. The context of this has changed slightly now that government messaging isn’t to get everyone back to the office, so we’d love to know your thoughts on that.
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September at Ways2Work

Ways2Work News Welcome to a new academic year. We have reached 2020/2021, which feels like a milestone! We expect there to be a large increase in the number of courses available in Bristol and the West of England over the next week or so both online and in Covid-secure classes or one to one settings. Please keep an eye on the daily emails we send out or the website and calendar so you can support clients into the best provision. We’d love to make sure our Ways2Work directory is up to date and covers your organisation. Take a look and let us know if your organisation or an organisation you know of that provides employment support could be included. I’ve attached a form for this. Next Virtual Jobs Fair The second virtual jobs fair will be held on 8 September
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Last minute reminder – W2W network meeting this week

It’s your last chance to register for tomorrow’s Ways2Work network meeting. It’ll be at 10am to 12 noon on Google Meet. For full details, register your place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-ways2work-employment-support-staff-network-meeting-tickets-109976101480
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August Ways2Work network meeting

Reminder that the next Ways2Work network meeting will be on 26th August, 10am-12 noon. Please Book on Eventbrite to get access to all the links including to the pre-meeting questionnaire on Opening Safely. I’ve attached a draft agenda so you can see what wonders to expect!
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Summer at Ways2Work – Our August Update

Here at Ways2Work we’ve had a busy few months and we’re going to make up for that by having a less busy couple of months. Everyone is going to have some well-earned R&R. Most things should carry on as normal, if they don’t, please enjoy the respite you get from that and we’ll get back on track as soon as we can. You can catch up with what’s going on in a few places: ·   Ways2Work website news ·    Ways2Work website calendar ·     Ways2Work Twitter ·    Ways2Work Facebook ·   Ways2Work Google File storage (for course flyers and the like) If you’d like your information to be in any of these places, please email it to ways2work@bristol.gov.uk so we can email it to the network and then add details to any or all of the above. Recap of network meeting We had our
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Ways2Work Network meeting news

Thanks to everyone who came to the July Ways2Work network meeting. If you didn’t manage to come I’ve attached a summary of the Plan for Jobs announced by the Chancellor in his speech on 8th July. It has information on planned employment and economy schemes rolling out from August. Also in August… (seamless link)… is the August Ways2Work Network meeting! Wednesday 26th August, 10-12. Yes, it’s mid-summer holidays. If you want to keep an eye on when the network meetings are, you can check out the calendar on the Ways2Work website or check out our Eventbrite Organizer page.
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Ways2Work Network meeting this Wednesday

If you haven’t booked your place at this week’s Ways2Work network meeting, you can register your place now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-ways2work-employment-support-staff-network-meeting-tickets-108703232294
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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
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