Ways2Work supports residents of Bristol and the West of England to improve skills and find jobs and careers.

We work with organisations in Bristol and the West of England that support people to build their skills, get into work and improve their career.

  • Course and Event Calendar

    Find out what's going on this month in the world of employment and skills in the West of England

  • Help Directory

    Find organisations that can help you improve your skills and get into work

  • Online Courses

    Find an online course for you with or without tutor support

  • Jobs Board

    See our Jobs page for more information about employers and job vacancies to apply for now

  • Latest Posts

    See the latest news from Ways2Work and our network members

  • Future Bright

    Free support and training for individuals who are on a low income

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Skills, Training and Support

Skills and Training

If you’re looking to improve your skills, there are many options out there for you to try. Our help directory lists many of the organisations in the West of England that could help you improve your skills for your career. You can have personal support from a tutor or if you’re ready to go it on your own, there are many digital providers.

If you want to see courses that are starting soon, our course calendar will show you courses in Bristol and the West of England and how to book yourself a place.

Employability Support

If you have found yourself in the position of having to look for work but haven’t had to do it in a while, there are people out there who can help you. They can help you create an eye-catching CV, find where your skills lie and prepare you for your next interview.

You can access careers and employment support online and by telephone from:

  • National Careers Service – call 0800 100 900
  • Future Bright – in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire
  • Work Zone (South Bristol residents only) – email workzonebristol@gmail.com or call on 07591 997 490

You can see other organisations who can support you with training and employment in our help directory of organisations around the West of England.

Course Calendar

Take a look at employment courses happening in the West of England.

Help Directory

Find a local organisation that can help you improve your skills and find work.

Online Courses

Find an online course for you with or without tutor support.

Self-employment and Business Support

If you are self-employed or starting up your own business, you can get support from many organisations including BRAVE, Outset West, the West of England Growth Hub and the Pop-Up Business School. Search our help directory for business start-up support.

Take a look at the Your Workforce section of the website for more information on how Ways2Work can help you as an employer, including how we can help recruit, training options for your staff and other services in the Bristol area.

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Applying for Jobs

Employers and partners in Bristol and the West of England advertise their job vacancies with Ways2Work. See our Jobs page for more information about employers and job vacancies to apply for now. You can find organisations that can help you with your job search and application, search for employability support on our help directory to find out who can help you brush up your application and interview skills.

Our Projects

Welcome To Bristol

Bristol has a long history of welcoming migrants from all parts of the world. We value the contributions of immigrants, who continue to enrich this city. As a resident of Bristol you have made a decision to call this city your home. As you work to achieve your goals, take some time to get to know this community and this city, its history and its people. It is now both your right and your responsibility to help shape the future of this city and to ensure its continued success.

Welcome to Bristol

Exciting opportunities await you as you begin your new life here. This will help you make the most of opportunities.

Top Tips

Established migrants have really useful information to pass on to new migrants. These are some of their top tips.

Help and Support

Each section has information to help you settle into Bristol as well as links to websites that can help you further.

Employment, Skills and Learning

Bristol City Council is committed to providing excellent employment and learning opportunities to young people and adults in Bristol. The Employment, Skills and Learning team plans, coordinates and supports opportunities within the council, across Bristol and the West of England.

Ways2Work is part of the Employment Support team within Employment, Skills and Learning. Our purpose is to improve the life chances, employability, health and wellbeing of local young people and adults.

You can see more about the Employment, Skills and Learning teams on their websites. 

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