West of England Works

West of England Works is an exciting partnership of community based organisations across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset. It is led by Weston College. We use our extensive knowledge of projects, services and opportunities in the region to support people who have difficulties accessing work and training.
We are funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

How does it work?

Working closely with an Employment Mentor, you’ll co-create a personalised action plan. This way you can work towards goals which are specific to you and at a pace you’re comfortable with. You’ll work together to understand your barriers and how to address them, develop your skills and experience, and reach your goals. We know that the journey is different for everyone. Our focus is building your confidence, motivation and skill set to address your barriers and start job searching, accessing training or gaining employment. Different people need different things – we’ve worked with lots of people who have really varied dreams and goals!


Introduction to Care Work

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Introduction to Retail Work

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Introduction to Community Development

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Find Your Strengths

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Your time could help make a difference to the Southmead Community.

Thank you!

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Southmead Development Trust's Values

Regardless of the challenge

Being true to our word

Going above and beyond

Respecting everyone

For the long term good of our communities