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The Ways2Work Network is a community of education, support and training organisations keeping each other updated about opportunities for supporting people in Bristol and the West of England into work. This enables course providers to advertise their skills or support to case workers who can then refer people to the best provision available.

The Employment Support team at Bristol City Council achieve this through daily and weekly emails, social media, this website, networking meetings and jobs fairs and other events across the West of England.

Our latest updates page will keep you updated with current training opportunities, jobs fairs and more.

If you would like to receive email updates, see below for details on how to sign up. We are happy to send out information on any opportunities or vacancies you would like publicised. Please send any jobs or training information to and as long as it’s relevant we will circulate it for you.

Ways2Work Email Network

We run an email network of professionals in the ‘back to work’ sector, mainly training providers and support agencies. We share economic, development, funding, employment and training related emails sent to us by employers, training providers, colleges and others. Most information is then added to our website.

If you would like employment and training information from your organisation included, just send it to and we’ll forward it on. You don’t have to sign up to receive emails for us to send out information on the opportunities you can offer.

If you’d like to get email updates from us, we send many individual emails every weekday and produce a newsletter once a week.



We send daily updates from our partners to our recipients at around 9 am every weekday morning. This is most useful if you work as a professional in a role connected with employment or employability and find it useful to know everything that’s going on in the sector. This can be many emails a day about jobs, training and policy decisions, we recommend you filter our emails into their own folder.

If you would like to sign up to receive daily emails please download and complete the Ways2Work sign up form and send it back to


We also have a weekly newsletter that covers some featured events and courses, links to the latest website updates and highlights other useful information in the sector.

Sign up to our weekly newsletter by clicking here.

See our privacy policy for more details of how we use your information.

Latest news for employment professionals

See all the latest updates from the Ways2Work network on our news page.

Ways2Work Network Meetings

We hold staff networking meetings to keep up to date with opportunities in employment and training in the West of England including what organisations are offering, what training is being provided and how to refer clients.

The first half of the meeting is speaking slots for updates from employers, key partners and new provision starting in the area. Then, everyone attending has an opportunity to give a short update on their service.

Due to Covid 19, this year our network meetings are online with tickets bookable via Eventbrite.

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Directory of Provision

We want everyone to know how much employment support and training opportunities there are in Bristol and the West of England. We have a Directory that anyone can search to find the service that’s right for them.

If you’d like to have your organisation featured, please email us at and we’ll get started


Our last physical jobs fair was in February 2020 at South Bristol Skills Academy with Karin Smyth MP, City of Bristol College and DWP. Since then we have been running virtual jobs fairs on Twitter and Facebook with DWP and National Careers Service to highlight opportunities available in Bristol and the West of England. You can follow these by searching on Twitter or Facebook for #WestOfEnglandJobsFair.

Our first online event held on this website was for Blue Monday 2021.

If you would like more information on jobs fairs and advice days, please contact Chris Mitchell at

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