Welcome to the Access Southampton Events & Opportunities Calendar

Below is a summary of the latest careers events, training courses, employment opportunities and open days that are coming up in Southampton. These opportunities will give you the chance to develop new and existing skills, meet employers face to face, or find out about local colleges and training providers. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and times/locations may be subject to change – always contact the training provider to find out more information. 

Submit details of your own training course or careers event


Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Reloaded

When: Starts Monday 22nd July 2019

Where: Prince’s Trust South Coast Hub, 61-64 High Street, SO14 2NS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Theatre for Life Auditions

When: Monday 22nd July 2019 7pm-9pm

Where: Nuffield Southampton Theatre City, 142 – 144 Above Bar St, Southampton, SO14 7DU

Theatre for Life are thrilled to announce that after a successful 2019 tour of Silent Mind, they will be embarking on a schools and community tour in the South of England. Silent Mind is an original & interactive piece on Mental Health awareness and recovery with a focus on wellbeing and mindfulness. As part of our 2020 tour we are currently recruiting for both male and female actors aged 18-25 years old with an interest in theatre in education and with strong physical theatre skills. The audition will be the 22nd July from 7-9 pm in the rehearsal room at Nuffield Southampton Theatre City. Please register your interest – theatreforlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Get Started with Stewarding

When: Taster Session Wednesday 7th August 2019

Where: St. Mary’s Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Choice Care Group Social Care Recruitment Event

When: Saturday 10th August 2019 12pm-2pm

Where: Otterbourne Road, Compton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2BB

We are a care company with care homes across the South that support adults with learning disabilities and complex mental needs. Our roles are varied and no two days would be the same working for Choice Care Group. We are currently recruiting for our three homes in the Winchester area and are looking for people that are passionate about providing support and caring for others. We don’t look for any experience or qualifications and have great opportunities for progression, many of our home managers have started out as Care Assistants.

On the day it will be an informal opportunity to come along find out information about what working in care is like, have a chat with the home managers and staff to learn about their experiences, we will have tea/coffee/refreshments and myself and others from the HR team will be there to provide support with filling out applications and interview tips etc. for anyone wishing to pursue it further. We will also have a raffle prize draw with the chance to win some goodies (including love to shop vouchers), tickets will be allocated upon confirmation of attendance.

Contact southHR@choicecaregroup.com for more information.


Level 3 Team Leading FREE training course

When: Monday 12th August 2019, Monday 19th August 2019, Tuesday 27th August 2019

Where: Fareham Scout Hut

This course is designed to give new and aspiring managers the skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities with confidence

Who is this course for? No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required. However, it is likely that learners at this level will have some prior experience in a supervisory or team leader role, or experience deputising in a managerial role.

What the learner will receive:
A recognised RQF unit Certificate in Team Leading and Management (These Units would enable the individual to complete the full qualification via an Apprenticeship or Commercial paid course)

Course content:

Principles of Leadership and Management
Learning outcomes:
Understand the principles of workforce management
Understand equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion
Understand team building and dynamics
Understand performance management
Understand training and development
Understand reward and recognition

Principles of People Management
Learning outcomes:
Having commercial awareness and an understanding of business operations is essential in helping organisations to achieve their objectives.
Being able to manage budgets and finances, and having an understanding of sales and marketing functions are important factors in sustaining financial viability that contributes to the innovation process and growth of a business.
In this unit, you will learn about the structure and legal obligations of companies, how business markets operate and how they shape the behaviour of business activity.

Classroom delivery supported with additional reading required – Assessment via online multiple choice exam

Dates: (All dates are mandatory to be eligible for funding and to receive the qualifications)

Monday 12th August 2019
Monday 19th August 2019
Tuesday 27th August 2019

Location: Fareham Scout Hut

Time 9:30am-4pm

To book your place, contact Tracy on 02380 016 555 or email t.gjorllaku@datc.co.uk


National Careers Service Group Workshops

When: Friday 16th August 2019

Where: Basepoint, Andersons Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FE

National Careers Service are running two new workshops in Southampton, aimed at customers with disabilities, learning difficulties and long term health conditions who are actively seeking employment.

• Workshop 1 – ‘Know Yourself’ – identifying transferable skills & tips for writing CVs
• Workshop 2 – ‘Disclosure and Interviews’ – when and why to tell employers about your disability/learning difficulty/long term health condition & how to talk about your skills positively at interview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GCSE Results Drop In

When: Thursday 22nd August 2019, 2pm-4pm

Where: No Limits Workclub, 13 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF

At Southampton City Council we want to offer support to help young people make that important transition from School to their next learning destination.

The STEP team would like to invite young people to open drop-in sessions. This is to act as support around GCSE results day (22nd August).

At these drop-ins we can talk through their plans for September and offer support, either one-to-one or to get involved in a summer activity to keep motivation high as we move through August.

Our goal is to ensure every young person starts the right course in the right place, happily and confidently in September and/or to explore other options around education, employment and training.


GCSE Results Drop In

When: Friday 23rd August 2019, 1pm-4pm

Where: Woolston Library, Centenary Quay, Victoria Road, Southampton, SO19 9EF

At Southampton City Council we want to offer support to help young people make that important transition from School to their next learning destination.

The STEP team would like to invite young people to open drop-in sessions. This is to act as support around GCSE results day (22nd August).

At these drop-ins we can talk through their plans for September and offer support, either one-to-one or to get involved in a summer activity to keep motivation high as we move through August.

Our goal is to ensure every young person starts the right course in the right place, happily and confidently in September and/or to explore other options around education, employment and training.


GCSE Results Drop In

When: Tuesday 27th August 2019, 1pm-4pm

Where: Shirley Library, Shirley Precinct, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 5LL

At Southampton City Council we want to offer support to help young people make that important transition from School to their next learning destination.

The STEP team would like to invite young people to open drop-in sessions. This is to act as support around GCSE results day (22nd August).

At these drop-ins we can talk through their plans for September and offer support, either one-to-one or to get involved in a summer activity to keep motivation high as we move through August.

Our goal is to ensure every young person starts the right course in the right place, happily and confidently in September and/or to explore other options around education, employment and training.


GCSE Results Drop In

When: Wednesday 28th August 2019, 1pm-4pm

Where: Civic Centre Library, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, SO14 7LW

At Southampton City Council we want to offer support to help young people make that important transition from School to their next learning destination.

The STEP team would like to invite young people to open drop-in sessions. This is to act as support around GCSE results day (22nd August).

At these drop-ins we can talk through their plans for September and offer support, either one-to-one or to get involved in a summer activity to keep motivation high as we move through August.

Our goal is to ensure every young person starts the right course in the right place, happily and confidently in September and/or to explore other options around education, employment and training.


Radian Create Course

When: Starts Wednesday 11th September 2019

Where: The Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Do you have an idea and passion that you want to turn into a business?

Are you currently self-employed or running a business and need to update your knowledge about running your business?

Radian invite you to ‘stop thinking, start creating’ with our new self-employment course ‘Create’. We have secured European funding to offer FREE self employment courses and additional support to people living in six key areas until at least December 2020 including Southampton.

The project is being delivered by Radian’s award winning Employment, Support and Training (EST) team who specialise in supporting residents into employment and training and have successfully supported over 100 business start ups. Learn step by step how best to start, what to consider and plan for, as well as addressing all the necessary legalities so that you can have the best possible start with the right tools and information. Along with the support and expertise of Enterprise First and our team of experts, you’ll be supported with FREE 1:1 mentoring throughout. All we ask is for your commitment, passion and drive! Our ‘CREATE’ course could be the start of your entrepreneurial journey; come along to our first session on “Business Planning” to find out more! Full dates are as follows:

Sept 11 – Business Planning

Oct 2 – How to Find, Win and Keep Customers (advertising, marketing)

Oct 9 – Make the Web Work for You (websites, online marketing and social media)

Nov 6 – Getting the Numbers Right (bookkeeping)

Nov 13 – The Round Table (piecing it altogether and hear about ongoing support) – ends at 2:30pm

All are 9:45am – 1:00pm sessions unless shown.

Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/create-radians-free-and-funded-self-employment-course-5-sessions-tickets-60066794399


MAKING THE PLAY – Creating possibilities through Theatre writing for young people aged 16-25

When: September 2019 – January 2020

Where: Southampton

Playwriting and performance course with young people from the Southampton area led by playwright Zoe Lewis, for PhD research Drama and Education Field Study at the University of Winchester in association with The Mayflower Theatre.

The research
“An exploration in to the effectiveness of playwriting for increasing long-term self-esteem in hard to reach young people and whether partnership learning between mentor and student is key in teaching them to write well. “
I am pursuing a PhD exploring the research question above, that by treating young people as partners in the teaching process and investing the creative power into their hands, may be an effective way of increasing self-esteem and confidence in their own ability long-term.

The project
This project will run for approximately three months with a group of between five and nine students with the age range 16-25. Gender balance would be an aim but will not be an influencing factor in the study.
The group would meet every week (2/3 hours maximum) at the Mayflower theatre. The group will write a short play (Individually or as a group) which will be performed in front of an invited audience at the end of the project.
The plays will be written either individually or in a group or improvised.
The teaching requires a specific and hands-off method of practice by the teacher/mentor coupled with a professional -industry led approach to linking study to real time career.

Dates
We would like the course to run from late September 2019 to Late January 2020. With the showcase held at the Mayflower in Late January *
(*Please note these dates/venue for meetings may change subject to availability)

The students
The course participants/students will ideally be young people who are either disillusioned with education or have been excluded from the mainstream education system or simply not been able to gain access to the type of study that they might need or want due to lack of opportunity due to coming through the care system, the CJS or denied through cultural barriers.
They must want to be in the room and willing to try something new.
The idea will be to engage the students in to learning through playwriting.

The conclusions and evaluation
As this course will form the field-work for my research degree all participants will have to consent to be part of this research (which will be anonymous) and the course will be subject to a full ethics checklist. The evaluation will comprise of interview both at the beginning and end of the course and completion of questionnaires by the students about my performance and feedback through the course and at the end of the course. I will then see if the group want to continue to self -sustain and also will require an interview with participants a year after completing the course.
Mentoring – I will offer my services as a mentor (or engage another professional mentor) for any student who wanted that for two years after the field work has ended.

Contact lewis_zoe@hotmail.com for more information about this opportunity.


Evaluating Youth Arts Projects

When: 8th October 2019, 10 am- 4.15 pm

Where: Artswork, Southampton

Special rate fee: £90pp (standard fee £150pp)

Evaluation can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but taking the time to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your work with young people is the best way to achieve greater outcomes for future projects. Designed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating creative projects with young people, this course will guide you through creative examples and useful case studies as you prepare to develop and review your own evaluation processes and models.

Ideal for:
• Individuals and organisations developing and delivering projects with young people that want to discover new, creative approaches to evaluation.

You will gain:
• The confidence to evaluate existing and future creative projects with children and young people
• Knowledge of creative tools and techniques for evaluating work
• Support in developing a model of evaluation that suits you
• Advice on how to structure your evaluation reports
• Evaluation presentation ideas
• Knowledge of different approaches to evaluation through case study exploration

To find out more and book a place visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/measuring-impact-evaluating-projects-with-for-and-by-young-people-tickets-61232455924, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 / training@artswork.org.uk.


Ongoing Opportunities


TEEM Work ClubsTEEM Poster 2017

Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team runs several work clubs across Southampton every week as part of their TEEM Project (Training, Education, Employment, Motivation). The works clubs are open to Council Tenants and two of the work clubs (Central and Bitterne) are open to everyone. The work clubs are an opportunity to gain employment advice and support from the Employment Support Team’s dedicated employment officers. For more information contact Francesca on 023 8091 7585 or Francesca.prior@southampton.gov.uk

When: Every Week

Mondays – Bitterne Library, SO18 5EG, 10am-12pm

Mondays – Weston Community Library, 1pm-3pm

Tuesdays – Maybush Local Housing Office, 43-45 Irving Road, SO16 4EG, 10am-12pm

Wednesdays – Northam Community Centre, Kent Street, SO14 5SP, 10am-12pm

Thursdays – Central Library, SO14 7LR, 3pm-5pm


Self-Employment Support

Who is the Self-Employment Project for?

People aged 18 and over

You might have an idea for a business, be in the process of getting started, or you may want support with your existing business

People living in Southampton Council Housing

Must live under the Southampton City Council Boundaries

What can the project offer?

IAG to help you start your own business

Advice on how to access funding and training

One-to-one support

Access to Work Clubs around the city

Signposting and referral to any other appropriate provison

How can I refer?

To make a referral, you can either drop in to a work club or download a referral form and send it to Francesca Prior, Senior Employment Officer: francesca.prior@southampton.gov.uk

What happens next?

You will be allocated to one of 3 employment officers working on TEEM

You will be directly contacted to arrange an initial meeting

What happens in the first meeting?

Your employment officer will complete the initial paperwork with you including an assessment form and a consent form

You will work with your employment officer to create an action plan and set goals that you want to achieve

Your employment officer will discuss the support that is available and encourage you to explore different opportunities that are available


Help Getting OnlineIT Map

When: All the time

Where: Across Southampton

With many services moving online including housing benefits, college and apprenticeship applications and even online shopping, it can be very daunting for people who don’t know how to use computers and IT systems. Southampton City Council have put together an interactive IT map which shows information about a wide range of IT facilities, training and free WiFi that is available in Southampton to help support people to get online. The map is designed to be used by advisers, family and friends or a user themselves to find the most appropriate IT training/facilities to suit them.

If you are aware of any other free training or online help we can add to the list, please contact tenant.involvement@southampton.gov.uk


Construction Work Experience on a major development site

When: Ongoing

Where: Major development sites within the Southampton city boundary

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals to gain experience of major development construction sites on a 2 week work placement in Southampton. Placements are agreed locally with the placement organisation and placements are a maximum of 30 hours per week.

Commitment to completing the work experience and an understanding of its value in gaining employment should be clearly demonstrated by the prospective participant. Clarity on which trade / profession within construction they would like work experience of is required.

To access this opportunity, you need to be:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Fit for manual work
  • Qualified to at least Level 1
  • Not currently in paid employment
  • A resident of Southampton
  • A holder of a current CSCS card or recent pass certificate (within 60 days)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please speak to your adviser or support worker. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Tim on 023 8083 3737 or email tim.naylor@southampton.gov.uk


Construction Training

When: Ongoing

Where: across the whole of Hampshire

The Construction Skills Fund is new funding that is provided by the Department for Education (DfE), and administered and implemented by CITB. The government recognises there is a shortage of workers in the construction industry and employers will need to recruit skilled and unskilled labour to fill their workforce. The scheme aims to support innovative ways of training new entrants and retraining adults in areas for which public funding is not available.

We will be working collaboratively with JobCentre Plus, local community groups, training providers and through the construction supply chain, to design training programmes and employment opportunities for those wishing to enter the construction industry. The training provides both on and off-site learning and experience focusing on the skills and requirements as stated by employers in the local area. This funding is available across the whole of Hampshire and runs until March 2020.

For more information or queries on the project, training or how you can refer/signpost your customers, please contact Gemma.Conway2@hants.gov.uk or email CSF@hants.gov.uk


Saints Street FC

When: Every Tuesday 1pm-3pm

Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Millbrook, SO15 0JZ

Are you aged 16-25 and not in education, employment or training?

Join Saints Street FC for free Street Football sessions. There will be training, matches, tournaments and employability support.

Street Football is a fast paced four-a-side version of the 11-a-side game. Street Football is easy to learn for players with different amounts of football experience. It’s also exciting to watch and play, with rules favouring the attacking team.

For more information and to sign up, please call 07388 949398 or email dwarnes@saintsfc.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Earn a Bike scheme

When: 2019

Where: Monty’s Bike Hub, Sholing, Southampton

Through the My Journey to Employment Community Grant scheme, Monty’s Bike Hub (in Sholing) are running an “earn-a-bike” programme for local adults seeking employment.

Participants receive 5 weeks of 2 hour sessions (normally on Weds evening or Thurs afternoon). They start by choosing a bike that suits them from the donations store. They then work on it on a 121 basis with experienced and qualified mechanics over 2-4 sessions learning bike maintenance skills in the process. The remaining weeks include on road cycle training so participants feel confident making journeys in their local area and for journeys they may need to take for work or training. Participants will also receive free accessories such as lights, locks and helmets for their bike.

Eligibility criteria:

18+

Unemployed & seeking work

Resident of Southampton, Hedge End, Totton or Eastleigh

Please signpost any of your clients who may benefit from this scheme to email bikes@montys.org.uk or message https://www.facebook.com/MontysBikeHub/.


Youth Options Individualised Support

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

Youth Options offer individualised key worker support for youth people who need assistance returning to employment, education or training.

They will give one to one support to identify a young person’s needs and design a personalised plan to develop areas such as social and emotional development, skills and qualifications and improve aspirations by sign posting, activity days and group activities.

They can offer support through home visits or by meeting in the community as an individual requires.

For more information, or to refer, please contact sharynpeters@youthoptions.co.uk or call 07917 343846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Skills2Achieve 19+ Functional Skills

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Townhill Helping Hub

When: Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Where: Townhill Park Community Centre, Meggeson Avenue, SO18 2FH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learning and Skills Solutions

When: Ongoing

Where: Hampshire

Learners can sign up every week and the duration varies, the shortest courses are 3 weeks long, the longest 3 months.

ESOL – 5 levels, intensive 4 week course or once a week 2-3 months

Functional Skills English and Maths 3-15 weeks depending on an initial level

CSCS card with Health & Safety Level 1 – 3 weeks

Contact izabela@learningandskillssolutions.com or call 07786 042128 for more information

www.learningandskillssolutions.com


DA Training and Consultancy Traineeships & Study Programme

When: Ongoing

Where: Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


No Limits SEE for your Future

When: Every Thursday 2-4pm

Where: No Limits Advice Centre, 13 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF

The No Limits Work Club is a drop in work club for young people every Thursday.

It delivers practical support to all young people (16 to 25 years old) wanting to get into full time and part time work, apprenticeships, training or voluntary work.

 

For more information, please visit nolimitshelp.org.uk/get-help/work-club

 


Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children

When: Ongoing (Term time only)

Where: Workshops are run in Poole and Southbourne

Level 1Caring for Children FAQ’s

What does the course involve?

4 days’ a week (Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm), term time only.

3 days’ work experience, one day practical workshop (workshops are run in Poole and Southbourne)

Days/times can be flexible depending on individual circumstances.

How long does the course last?

There is 2 parts to a level 1 qualification and individual requirements and timescales can be varied to suit individual needs. We aim to complete the course between 4 and 9 months depending on how many units you are doing.

Do I have to find my own work experience?

No, we can arrange a work placement for you. Please let us know if you have a particular childcare setting in mind. We consider where you live and your travel and can arrange work placements to suit your needs.

What areas of childcare will I learn about?

We cover a wide range of topics within childcare including, communication, child development, craft activities, music, healthy eating and most importantly how play encourages a child to learn. We also cover interview skills and CV writing to help you when apply for future jobs.

Will there be others on my course?

Yes. The workshops are run in groups.

How do I join the level 1 course?

All you need to do is contact Becky to arrange a chat to discuss your individual requirements and available options

Are there any entry requirements?

No, you do not need any qualifications or previous experience for this course

Do I need a police check (DBS)?

A free DBS check will be provided for you at the start of your course before work experience takes place

When can I start?

Workshops can start straight away but all students must have a returned DBS before starting work experience. You can join the course at any point in the year.

How much will I be paid?

This is a voluntary course so there is no wage involved, however we do offer an attendance bonus which is £50 in the middle of your course if your attendance is above 80% and another £50 on completion

How will I get to the course if I have no money for travel?

We can reimburse your travel costs up to a certain limit depending on how long you are on the course with us. This is usually £104.

What do I need to wear?

We will provide a t-shirt that is to be worn with black trousers and comfortable shoes.

No leggings or flip flops.

Is there opportunity for me to update my English and Maths?

Yes, as part of the level 1 Caring for Children course we provide Maths and English functional skills at a level suitable for each individual.

What can I do once I have finished the level 1?

Throughout your course we will be looking at upcoming vacancies for apprenticeships and working with you to apply or help you move forward into further education, training or employment of your choice.


Out of Area Support

Do you need support finding work but live outside of Southampton? Check out these job clubs and support services from elsewhere in Hampshire


RCS Job Clubs

When: Various times and days in the week

Where: Basingstoke and Andover

Get free one to one help to find work at one of four RCS Job Clubs

Tuesday: Basingstoke Discovery Centre 9.30am-12.30pm

Wednesday: Longmeadow Centre, Andover 10am-2pm

Wednesday: Basingstoke Discovery Centre 9.30am-3pm

Thursday: Oakridge Hall for All, Basingstoke 9.30am-12.30pm