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South Gloucestershire Apprenticeships

South Gloucestershire Council provides a number of apprenticeship opportunities that give people a great opportunity to gain new skills, qualifications and knowledge. Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce and help businesses grow their own talent. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes where people obtain a qualification through a mixture of on the job training, workplace and training provider support. For further information, please contact Bernice Britton:  Alternatively please visit the Council’s recruitment pages for the latest Apprenticeship Vacancies.

Ways 2 Work

Ways2Work is the website for employment, training and support organisations in Bristol and the West of England (Bath and NE Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) area. The site can be used to help you, as an individual, get back to work by highlighting organisations who can help you to do this. It will be continuously updated as and when things change so keep coming back. For more information, click here to visit the Ways 2 Work website.

Looking for your perfect apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeships website provides information for employers and apprentices across the UK. | | 0800100900 |

Seetec is one of the UK’s largest and most experienced providers of government funded employment and skills training programmes, operating a national network of training centres. | | 08453306573 |

T2 Apprenticeships is a leading training provider in the South West, offering a wide range of apprenticeships for people of all ages. | | 02920799133 |

Unemployed and need some guidance?

The government’s website for public services, with comprehensive help and advice for people looking for work. | | 08456060234

Pinnacle People provide the skills and confidence to long term unemployed to help them make decisions about their future and get back into work. | |

Want to research graduate careers?

The National Careers Service offers advice on skills, careers, work and life choices, and supports people with their career development. | | 0800100900

UWE Careers helps people with career related needs, including career and CV checks and a graduate jobs link drop-in service. | | 01173285678

Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities for students and graduates, with a wide collection of journals and directories, and a graduate careers website. | | 01612775200

The University of Bristol is a world renowned institution with students taught by internationally respected academics. | | 01179289000 |

50 and want to explore opportunities?

Age UK helps older people looking for work, including help with CVs and job applications, benefits and starting your own business. | | 08001696565

The University of the Third Age is a national organisation that provides employment, courses and activities in Bristol. | | 07599 434981 |

Looking for a training provider?

Learndirect currently have provision to run Maths and English in the workplace for SME’s and larger organisations in Bristol and the South West regions.  Charitable and not for profit organisations can also take advantage of this training, with volunteers who have an ‘eight hours per week agreement’ in place.  More information can be found below and I have attached marketing material with information. Any enquiries for the South West regions should be made to Jane Boulton: 07867 500 676

The NEC has over 100 home study courses to help people of all ages fit learning into their lives. As a registered educational charity they have supported thousands of learners to achieve qualifications to progress their careers. | | 08003892839 |

Learndirect aims to transform people’s skills and productivity by using technology to bring people together to work, share and learn online. | | 0800101901 |

Have a disability and need support?

South Gloucestershire Learning Difficulties Employment Support Service helps those with learning difficulties find and stay in a job. The service works with individuals, their carers and employers to provide complete support. This service is for all South Gloucestershire residents with learning difficulties aged over 18 and also for businesses within South Gloucestershire giving guidance and support. For individuals the service will help get you ready for work by providing an assessment of strengths, any support you may need, what work could be suitable for you, helping you apply for jobs and advice on benefits and supporting you once in employment. | | 01454 866802 / 864331 |

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability, valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, their families and carers. | | 01179655623 |

Pluss is a Social Enterprise that supports disabled people in achieving their aspirations. Pluss also directly employs hundreds of disabled people within its commercial enterprises. | | 08003345525 |

Ever considered volunteering?

Volunteering Kingswood supports volunteering. The service is offered through the Chase and Kings Forest Community Project, and supports groups and individuals living and working across the wider Kingswood area.

Yate Volunteer Centre serves the Frome Vale area, including Yate, the Sodburys, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath and the surrounding rural communities. It promotes and supports volunteering to encourage people to become involved with local life. | | 01454324102 |

Volunteer Centre PFS is part of the South Gloucestershire Volunteer Agencies partnership which works with other volunteer agencies in the area to promote volunteering activity in Patchway, Filton, Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford. | | 01454868986 |

Thornbury Volunteer Centre promotes and develops volunteering and acts as an information centre about voluntary organisations. | | 01454413392

Thinking about academic study?

UCAS is responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK, supporting students in finding the right course and providing innovative online tools to enable students and higher education institutions to manage applications and offers. | | 08714680468 |

The City of Bristol College is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK. The College offers a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available. | 01173125000

The Open University offers modern distance learning enabling people to study at times and places that suit their needs. It is a pioneer of teaching and learning methods enabling people to achieve their career and life goals. | | 08453006090

The University of the West of England is the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England. | | 01173283333 |

The University of Bristol is a world renowned institution with students taught by internationally respected academics. | | 01179289000 |

Looking for help aimed at young people?

The Prince’s Trust gives practical and financial support to young people, helping to develop key skills, confidence and motivation, and enabling young people to move into work, education or training. | | 01179292300 |

Learning Partnership West (LPW) exists to ensure that no child or young person is left without help and that children and young people are supported to build their own resilience and capability. Building on the strengths and talents of children and young people, we encourage and inspire future aspiration. | | 01179873700 |

Job Centre Plus

We can offer employers a complete recruitment process from the issue of application forms through to candidate sift and shortlist. Jobcentres can also help and advise on employment legislation, training, rates of pay, equal opportunities, specialist types of employment and employing people with disabilities. Jobcentres have the facility to circulate vacancies nationally and internationally if employers are having difficulty filling them locally. Jobcentres can also offer support to employers who are facing redundancies; providing information on local job vacancies, Benefit one-to-one, Housing Benefit, Tax Credits, CVs, Career advice and one-to-one support for staff. Contact Yate Job Centre: for more information.

Alternatively, for assistance within our Enterprise Areas, please contact one of the following local Job Centres, who will be happy to support your recruitment:

Avonmouth Severnside |

Filton |

Emersons Green |

West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

Are you looking to expand, recruit or grow your business? Contact us to find out how our partners can help you achieve your plans. We work in close partnership with the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Team. For more information, visit the WoE LEP website.

Employing Someone for the First Time

There are 6 things you need to do when employing staff for the first time. To find out what they are and to download the PDF guide, click here to visit the GOV.UK website.

Looking for specialist recruitment support?

Please contact us at to find out how we work together as a West of England region to support businesses grow and flourish by recruiting the right talent.

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