The 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.
We do this through daily and weekly emails, social media, this website, networking meetings across the city 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and as long as it’s relevant we will circulate it for you.
If you would like employment and training information from your organisation included, just send it to email@example.com 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 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 one minute update on their service.
Due to Covid 19, this year our network meetings are online. Visit our Eventbrite page for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get started.
Our last 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.
For a glimpse into the past…
At Ways2Work, we work in partnership with other organisations across the West of England to organise jobs fairs and advice days around Bristol. Our regular jobs fairs and advice days include February in south Bristol with MP Karin Smyth and City of Bristol College, April in Easton, June in central Bristol, October in City Hall. On top of these, we run other sector or area based events throughout the year as requested by communities or professionals working in the sector.
At jobs fairs we give priority to employers with vacancies, but also have support on hand to help attendees apply for jobs. We aim to a positive outcome for everyone, sometimes a job, sometimes it is training or support. We try to have a mix of support organisations attending but employers are always prioritised. Advice days are more about supporting people into employment through training, employability courses and honing work skill, but we always include employers as well.
Our partners include DWP, City of Bristol College, SGS College, South Gloucestershire Council and National Careers Service.
If you would like more information on jobs fairs and advice days, please contact Chris Mitchell at email@example.com.