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.
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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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
Updates for you from the Ways2Work network
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.
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.