We work with your goals at the heart of the journey

Support with job searching, finding work or starting a course

Welcome to Employment and Training

Our Employment and Training team work to bring more training and employment opportunities to our community in Southmead and North Bristol. We run a variety of options to support you to feel better about yourself, look for work, secure employment or get into vocational training courses. Whether this be the West of England Works project, our Toolkit or our bespoke Find Your Strengths course, we provide tools and empowerment for people to be more motivated, realise their potential, and achieve their goals.


From their years of experience, our mentors understand that knowing where to start can often be the toughest part. After all, you might never have written a CV before, or it might be your first interview in ten years. We know how daunting all of it can feel so we thought we’d collect lots of tips and tricks so you can get started. Feeling like you’re equipped with the right tools and how to use them can help you feel empowered and confident. Remember – everyone has skills and experiences which are important and useful.

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West of England Works

West of England Works is a free and voluntary service supporting people to start job searching, access learning opportunities and gain employment. We work in a person-centred way, with the individual’s goals at the heart of the journey. You can get one-to-one support from an experienced mentor alongside in-house workshops and groups to move you closer to your work and training goals.

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Find Your Strengths

Our Find Your Strengths course is designed and delivered by one of our mentors who is a professional counsellor. It is a 6 week course for anyone who is struggling to take their next steps, or feeling held back from making progress in their lives. Aimed at adults looking to kickstart their employability or training goals, or simply to get inspiration for improving wellbeing. It includes a mix of proven psychoeducational techniques and peer interaction to provide a safe, interactive space. We can also provide this course as bespoke delivery for specific groups. Highly recommended!

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Job search, training and work goals achieved so far

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We’re Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

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We’re Hiring: Community Development Worker

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Closed: Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing Link Worker

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