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WAYS2WORK NETWORK

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.

This is provided by the Employment Support team at Bristol City Council. Scroll down to see how we can help you.

Ways2Work Email Network

Our email network of professionals working in employment and skills, mainly training providers and support agencies, shares information about courses, events and services to help people get back to work as well as information for organisations and employers about funding and training. It is then shared on this website as news or on the Ways2Work calendar.

Sending emails

If you would like employment and training information from your organisation included, just send it to ways2work@bristol.gov.uk 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.

Receiving emails

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

Full DAILY updates

We send updates from our partners every weekday morning. This is most useful if you work as a professional in a frontline role connected with employment or employability. 

Sign up using the webform below. See our privacy policy for more details of how we use your information.

WEEKLY newsletter / daily webposts

We produce a weekly newsletter that covers an overview of upcoming events and courses, links to the latest website updates and highlights other useful information in the sector. Our newsletter goes out on a Monday morning. 

You can also sign up here for a daily email summary updating you on the latest website posts.

Latest news for employment professionals

Ways2Work Network Meetings

We hold staff networking meetings to help people working in employment and skills keep up to date with opportunities in the West of England including what organisations are offering, what training is available 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 our network meetings are now being held online with tickets bookable via Eventbrite.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 21 April 2021.

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 ways2work@bristol.gov.uk and we’ll get started.

JOBS FAIRS

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 chris.mitchell@bristol.gov.uk.

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Looking for work for your customers? We connect with employers all over the South West to get you the details you need.

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We work with other organisations in Bristol City Council to find support services to help your customers back to their feet.

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Do you want to promote your training opportunities? We help providers find training for their customers to get the job they want.