Everything you need to know about careers events, training courses and employment opportunities coming up in Southampton. Here are just a few of the upcoming opportunities in the area that can help kickstart your career. Please contact us if you want to advertise your careers event.


Level 1 Work Skills Qualification with Universal Credit information and support

When: Closing date: Monday 25th September 2017, course runs Monday 2nd October – Friday 13th October 2017 (10 days)

Where: City College Southampton, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

Each learner will complete 4 units, (CV writing, Career Progression, Managing Money, Rights & Responsibilities) to achieve Level 1 in Work skills.

The course will also include information about Universal credit, now this has been rolled out in Southampton and guidance on how to job search for 35 hours per week.

The latter of the course, will include individual Advice and Guidance about vocational areas, and next steps. Every learner who completes will also be guaranteed a job interview with the NHS, if they wish.

To be eligible for this course, learners must be:

  • Aged 19+
  • Claiming UC / JSA /IC /ESA/WRAG
  • Studying at Entry Level 3 or above

To make a referral, please email Emma Byrne Emma.byrne@southampton-city.ac.uk or call 07919 212 935 before 25th September to arrange an enrolment session.


Prince’s Trust Team ProgrammeTeam programme

When: Starting 25th September 2017

Where: Southampton, Rushmoor and Gosport

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently recruting for their 12 week Team Programme which is starting in September. The programme is for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training.

The programme helps young people to improve their confidence and learn new skills, which will help prepare them for the world of work.

To join the free programme, text ‘TEAM’ to 07918 887897

For more information, please visit www.hantsfire.gov.uk/princestrust   


Swim Teacher Traineeship Programme Recruitment Day

When: Tuesday 26th September 2017

Where: The Quays Swimming & Diving Complex, 27 Harbour Parade, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1BA

Free Level 1 & 2 ASA qualification leading to multiple jobs starting @ £13.62ph! – This time in Southampton.

  •  16 to 24 years old and doesn’t already hold a full level 3 qualification+ – Not working more than 16 hours and not in full-time education.
  • 16 week programme
  • 100 to 200 hours work experience
  • 8 positions available – chance for all to gain employment
  • Fully funded level 1 & level 2 swim teaching qual worth over £1000.
  • Functional skills
  • Employment Prep workshop

Recruitment day is 26th September @ 10am to 3pm – The Quays swimming and diving complex, SO15 1BA.

For more information, please contact james.coates@icon-training.com or call 01291 423655 


SAFE Wellbeing Choices Course

When: Starts Wednesday 27th September for 5 weeks

Where: 1st Floor Dukes Keep, Marsh Lane, Southampton, SO14 3EX

This course is designed for aged 18 – 65 adults who are either long-term unemployed or who have confidence and self-esteem issues.

Candidates have often attended other formal provision for confidence and employability but have been unable to benefit from it.

The clients we work with face multiple barriers to employment around confidence, self-esteem, depression and anxiety, physical conditions and attitudinal barriers caused by feeling institutionalised and out of control.

Wellbeing Choices will help them face their barriers and bring about increased motivation and transformed thinking, attitude and behaviour so they can get the maximum benefit from Work Coach/Key Worker support to progress into employment, training or community involvement.

It will help them plan for realistic and fulfilling work that matches their strengths, skills and motivations.

It is for those struggling with low confidence, self-esteem and motivation but who want to change their situation and progress in their lives.

The course will enable them to identify their skills and strengths, along with a healthy way of thinking about themselves and their situation so that their motivation increases.

Although Wellbeing Choices is an intensive 50-hour programme, it is delivered in a relational, informal and interactive way.

The dates for the course are:

  • Wednesday 27th Thursday 28th September
  • Wednesday 4th October Thursday 5th October
  • Wednesday 11th October Thursday 12th October
  • Wednesday 18th October Thursday 19th October
  • Wednesday 25th October Thursday 26th October
  • Followed by three half day support and action planning sessions

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

The course will be run in Dukes Keep Marsh Lane Southampton.

To make a referral please call Maddie on 023 8070 2222


 

IMB Ignite Programme

When: Starts Monday 9th October 2017 (closing date for referrals: Tuesday 26th September 2017)

Where: IBM Hursley, Winchester, SO21 2JN

IBM IgniteUK is a 4 week programme for young people (16-24 year olds) not in employment, training and education. Its aim is to provide young people with work experience and skills development provided by IBM professionals. Placements will be available in cross functional departments at IBM’s Hursley site. This opportunity is not just for those interested in IT, there are roles in:

  • Technical
  • Facilities
  • Business Admin
  • Recruitment
  • Marketing/Events
  • Business Operations
  • Media
  • HR

Watch videos about the programme on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTAygdZaIUBn4nCYARDwIFQ

Each trainee is allocated a Mentor who is an experienced member of the IBM team and a Task Manager – these are usually interns or graduates. There is a huge amount of support available to develop skills, confidence, adaptability and communication in a real life working environment with a surprisingly friendly and informal atmosphere.

Wheatsheaf Trust will provide the engagement of young people via the STEP programme. Support via STEP will be wrapped around the Ignite programme and will have a consistent presence before, during and after the programme to support young people into positive outcomes. A Wheatsheaf Trust Adviser will spend one day a week with the trainees at IBM Hursley.

Transport and lunch vouchers are provided for the duration of the programme.

For further information or to refer a young person please contact:

Or complete a Referral Form and send to the above e-mail addresses


Fareham College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 27th September 2017 5pm-8pm

Where: Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, PO14 1NH

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.fareham.ac.uk


CEMAST (Fareham College) Open Evening

When: Thursday 28th September 2017 5pm-8pm

Where: Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, PO14 1NH

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.fareham.ac.uk/cemast


Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started with Football’ in partnership with Saints Foundation

When: Info session Friday 29th September, Taster day: Wednesday 4th October, Main delivery: Monday 9th  –  Friday 13th October

Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Millbrook, Southampton

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Saints Foundation have a ‘Get Started With Football’ course running in October that is currently in recruitment for. Get Started with Football is a FREE one week engagement football coaching course for NEET (not in employment, education or training) young people aged between 16-25, who are living in the Southampton or the close surrounding areas. Please see below for more details.

Get Started with Football (Saints Foundation):

  • Gain a FA Level 1 in Football Coaching, First Aid and Safeguarding qualification
  • Be taught coaching skills from Southampton Football Club professional coaches
  • Meet new people, build confidence and improve your communication and teamwork skills
  • Receive three months Prince’s Trust support after the programme to help you progress into a outcome (employment, education or training)

If you would like to make a referral then please complete and return the referral form to michaelw.hatfield@princes-trust.org.uk or lauren.stephen@princes-trust.org.uk . Once a young person’s referral has been made that young person will be contacted, assessed and invited to our information session on Friday 29th September (if suitable).

*The taster day and course will be based at Goals, Millbrook. Travel costs will be reimbursed and lunch provided throughout the week*


Entry Level 3 LEAP into Horticulture

When: Early Autumn start, 1 day a week for 4 weeks

Where: Velmore Market Garden, Chandlers Ford

Learning, Employability and Progression (LEAP) Qualification.

This qualification is an ideal starting point for those interested in Horticulture but have no experience, knowledge of the industry or hold low level qualifications. It is also ideal for those unemployed or wishing to change careers.

Horticulture is a broad and varied industry that can be split into: Landscaping, Production, Sports Turf, Green Keeping, Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces. This course is general but will allow you to progress into a specialist area; with the addition of higher level qualifications.

Entry Requirements

  • Can commit to 1 day of training over 4 weeks
  • Interested in the industry and willing to work outdoors

What Will I Achieve?

  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • Group and Team Communication Skills
  • Skills for Employability
  • Using & Maintaining Garden Tools
  • Garden Horticulture
  • Sowing & Growing Garden Plants

Progression Opportunities:

  • Level 1 LEAP into Horticulture
  • Gain further experience volunteering

 Adult Learning Funded Eligibility – Course is free if

  • Aged 19+
  • On an active benefit and/or working under 16 hours a week
  • Does not hold a full level 2 qualification
  • A UK resident for last 3yrs

How to Enrol

Please fill in a referral form and return it to hortictherapy@gmail.com


City College Southampton Open Evening

When: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.southampton-city.ac.uk


learndirect Customer Service Course in partnership with UPS

When: Starts Tuesday 3rd October 2017 for 5 days

Where: learndirect, 1-8 Ogle Rd, Southampton, SO14 7FB

Modules to be covered:

  • The importance of appearance and behaviour in customer service
  • Legislation, regulation and procedures to follow in customer service
  • Understanding how to deal with queries and requests
  • The customer service job role – ups driver helper
  • Communicate effectively with customers
  • Introduction to customer service

Entry requirements

  • You must have qualifications in English and maths at a minimum of EL3.

learndirect requirements:

  • aged 19+ and a resident in the EU for three years or more
  • in receipt of benefits: JSA, ESA, WRAG, Income Support or Universal Credit

UPS requirements for employment on successful completion of the customer service course:

  • Completed UPS application form – done as part of the course
  • Physically fit
  • Clean Shaven (except for religious beliefs ) and no visible tattoos on hands, face or neck.
  • Personal reference covering a three year period (can be given by a member of the community e.g. doctor, police officer, colleague or friend – but not by another relative)
  • 1 x form of photographic I.D. e.g. passport, driving licence
  • 1 x proof of address e.g. utility bill
  • Bank details – account name, sort code, account number, name and address of bank

THIS IS A WALKING ROLE / NO DIRIVING LIENCE NEEDED

UPS will be  hiring approximately 1400 temporary driver helpers (DH) across the UK to help with their peak time

  • Anyone over the age of 19 is eligible for this role
  • Vacancies are to cover Southampton and Portsmouth post codes areas (minimal travel required)
  • Flexible working of 10 hours or more per week Monday to Friday
  • £9.40 per hour paid weekly in arrears
  • Direct interview with ups by enrolling on a customer service course with learndirect
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE COURSE Starts 3rd October for 5 days at our Ogle Road Centre.

To book a IAG appointment to be enroled on the course for an automatic interview providing all requirements mentioned above are meet please call 02476707942


Employability Training

When: Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October 2017 9.30am – 2.30pm

Where: Royal British Legion Pop In, 104 Above Bar St, Southampton, SO14 7DT

3 day Employability Training Courses for learners over 19 years old and living in Southampton. Please note, clients do not have to be claiming benefits to access this course.

The course aims to:

  • Improve learners’ confidence and motivation
  • Support learners with CV writing
  • Teach job application tips and tricks
  • Develop interview techniques
  • Help learners plan their move into paid work

If you a working with anyone who would benefit from this course, please contact Francesca Prior for more information (Francesca.prior@southampton.gov.uk) or call 07811 165129.

Alternatively, clients can drop in to our Work Club at Central Library on a Thursday between 3pm and 5pm to sign up to the free training.


Prince’s Trust Get Started with Football in partnership with Saints Foundation

When: Taster Day Wednesday 4th October, Main Delivery Monday 9th October – Friday 13th October 2017

Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Millbrook

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Saints Foundation have a ‘Get Started With Football’ course running in October that is currently in recruitment for. Get Started with Football is a FREE one week engagement football coaching course for NEET (not in employment, education or training) young people aged between 16-25, who are living in the Southampton or the close surrounding areas. Please see below for more details.

Get Started with Football (Saints Foundation)

  • Taster day: Wednesday 4th October
  • Main delivery: Monday 9th  –  Friday 13th October

What does the course offer?

  • Gain a FA Level 1 in Football Coaching, First Aid and Safeguarding qualification
  • Be taught coaching skills from Southampton Football Club professional coaches
  • Meet new people, build confidence and improve your communication and teamwork skills
  • Receive three months Prince’s Trust support after the programme to help you progress into a outcome (employment, education or training)

If you would like to make a referral then please request complete and return a referral form to james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk . Once a young person’s referral has been made that young person will be contacted, assessed and invited to the taster on Wednesday 4th October (if suitable).


Barton Peveril College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 4th October & Thursday 5th October 2017 5.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.barton-peveril.ac.uk


Brockenhurst College Open Day

When: Saturday 7th October 2017 10am-1pm

Where: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

brock.ac.uk


Monster Confidence

When: Wednesday 11th October 2017 9am-4pm

Where: The Spark, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

On 11th October #MonsterConfidence is coming to Southampton.

+ Female students from any STEM-related course are invited to take part in this exclusive day.

+ A FREE to attend day to assist those considering pursuing careers in Sciences, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics.

+ With the help of recruitment giant Monster.co.uk there is a packed schedule of workshops, speed mentoring and inspirational content.

Registration is done online >> https://mcsouthamptonattend.eventbrite.co.uk  Students can bring some friends along too.

This is what you can expect:

  • Interview Practice – A chance to get comfortable with speaking to employers about yourself, and asking the right questions
  • Inspirational talks – Hear from people who have been there, done that, got the t-shirt and come back to help you do the same.
  • Meet the Industry – Hear about their ups and downs and build your network.
  • Career Workshops – Gain important skills for your future STEM career. A helping hand for your upcoming work experience, internships or full-time roles. All of our attendees will get:
  • Monster swag bags full of goodies
  • Free lunch
  • To find a mentor and chat with industry professionals
  • A chance to meet like-minded female students
  • To talk with companies about jobs and internships on offer
  • Gain professional-level career training from expert recruiters
  • An invite to the Monster Afterparty! (18+ students)

The Prince’s Trust & Cala Homes ‘Get Into Construction’ Course

When: Closing date Thursday 12th October – course runs Monday 23rd October – Friday 17th November 2017

Where: Training is at Southampton City College and work experience will be at Barton Farm site, Winchester

Get Into Construction is for young people aged between 18-25 (16-18 year olds will be considered in exceptional circumstances), who are currently NEET (not in employment, education or training), living in the Southampton, Winchester or the close surrounding areas and who are interested in a career within the construction sector:

Get Into Construction: taster day 17th October, main delivery 23rd October – 17th November

What does the course include:

  • Gain a CSCS card
  • Two week on site work placement in the Southampton area
  • Two week training and employability sessions
  • Receive valuable training and qualifications related to construction
  • Learn about careers, your prospects with the construction industry and access job opportunities
  • Improves your CV, interview and employability skill
  • Receive three months Prince’s Trust support after the programme to help you progress into a outcome (employment, education or training)*The training will take place at Southampton City College and work experience will be at Barton Farm site, Winchester. Travel costs will be reimbursed and clothing needed to get on site provided   If you have any questions regarding this course then please don’t hesitate to contact James: 02380 206969 or by email: james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk

If you would like to make a referral then please complete and return a referral form to james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk by no later than Thursday 12th October.  


Itchen Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Thursday 12th October 2017 5pm-8pm

Where: Middle Road, Bitterne, Southampton, SO19 7TB

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.itchen.ac.uk


Level 1 Retail Course

When: Closing date Friday 13th October, course runs: Monday 16th October – Friday 20th October 2017 9am-5pm

Where: City College Southampton, St. Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1AR

 

This course is designed to offer individuals the opportunity to access a short course to support them in their journey back to employment or develop those in retail or with an interest in Retail, even if currently working.

The course covers a range of employability and work skills topics for Retail, Including Customer service,  Business, Health and safety , selling, replenishment and team work

The course aims to build confidence in the workplace and personal development skills. Successful completion of the course guarantees individuals an interview for a permanent role at a variety of Lidl Retail stores across the town.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 19+
  • Claiming JSA, ESA, IS, WRAG, UC
  • Studying at Entry Level 3 or above

To make a referral to this course, please contact Emma by emailing Emma.byrne@southampton-ac.uk or calling 07919 212934 by Friday 13th October 2017.


Get Inspired logoGet Inspired Southampton

When: Saturday 14th October 2017 10am-3pm

Where: Southampton Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton, SO14 7LP

We are delighted to announce that Get Inspired will return to the O2 Guildhall Southampton on Saturday 14th October 2017.

The event is aimed at young people and their families and free to attend. We want students – their parents and even grandparents – to get a real understanding of the broad and exciting career paths that the diverse businesses in and around our City have to offer. We will inspire the students and their families about local firms, employment, future career choices and opportunities.

It will be an interactive day that inspires people to consider areas of work they may never have thought of, and which helps them to understand how they might get there.

Get Inspired Southampton is vital to raise aspirations in Southampton and create a positive image of the City and travel to work area, and the opportunities it presents.

To maximise its impact, the Get Inspired Southampton event will focus on the 10 to 16 age group and their families.  There is however, no doubt it will reach out to a wider audience.

Register to attend

COME ALONG AND GET INSPIRED! #GIS2017


The Jobs FairDolphin Jobs Fair

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 10am-2pm

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

The Jobs Fair Company are running a Jobs Fair in Southampton on the 18th October 2017, at the Mercure Dolphin Hotel between 10am and 2pm.

It is a good idea to bring copies of your CV with you as between 20 – 25 companies will be recruiting on the day.

To get information on exhibitors attending, please email events@thejobfairs.co.uk

It is free to attend with no registration required for all prospective jobseekers.

More information about the event can be found here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southampton-jobs-fair-tickets-36823460963?aff=es2

More information about the Jobs Fair Company can be found here: www.thejobfairs.co.uk


Peter Symonds College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.psc.ac.uk


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.richardtaunton.ac.uk


St Anne’s Catholic Sixth Form Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 6pm-8pm

Where: Carlton Road, Southampton, SO15 2WZ

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.st-annes.uk.com


Totton College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Calmore Road, Totton, SO40 3ZX

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.totton.ac.uk


Brockenhurst College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 4pm-8pm

Where: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

brock.ac.uk


Eastleigh College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 4.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.eastleigh.ac.uk


Peter Symonds College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.psc.ac.uk


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.richardtaunton.ac.uk


NCS Short Courses

When: Friday 20th October – Sunday 5th November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Southampton Teenage Marketteenage-market-logo

When: Saturday 28th October 2017

Where: Westquay Shopping Centre, Harbour Parade, Southampton, S015 1QF

Hammerson (the owners of Westquay shopping centre), have announced their second Teenage Market on Saturday 28th October. The Market will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm within the shopping centre.

15 stalls are available for free to those aged 13 – 25. Preference will be given to those living within the City of Southampton and Hampshire. Applications are welcome from groups, colleges and schools as well as individuals.

Unfortunately, Westquay cannot accommodate any performers at this Teenage Market.

More information about the event and registration information can be found here: theteenagemarket.co.uk/events/southampton-teenage-market-2

For further information, please contact James Rogers – Hammerson Community Executive at: james.rogers@hammerson.com


Level 1 Warehousing Course

When: Closing date Friday 10th November, course runs: Monday 13th November – Friday 24th November 2017 9am-5pm

Where: City College Southampton, St. Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1AR

This course is designed to offer individuals the opportunity to access a short course to support them in their journey back to employment or develop those in retail or with an interest in Warehousing, even if currently working.

The course covers a range of employability and work skills topics Warehousing and Storage, Including, Customer service, Health and Safety, Picking and Sorting Goods and Maintaining hygienic standards and safe disposal of waste and team work.

The course aims to build confidence in the workplace and personal development skills. Successful completion of the course guarantees individuals an interview for a permanent role at the Lidl Regional Distribution Centre in Nursling across a range of shift patterns.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 19+
  • Claiming JSA, ESA, IS, WRAG, UC
  • Studying at Entry Level 3 or above

To make a referral to this course, please contact Emma by emailing Emma.byrne@southampton-ac.uk or calling 07919 212934 by Friday 10th November 2017.


City College Southampton Open Morning

When: Saturday 11th November 2017 10am-12.30pm

Where: St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.southampton-city.ac.uk


EY Careers Schools Choices Evening

When: Thursday 16th November 2017 6pm

Where: EY Southampton,19 Threefield Lane, Southampton, SO14 3QB

Start today. Change tomorrow.

You’ll be amazed what you can learn in such a short space of time. The EY Choices open evenings show school leavers what life’s like at a leading global business like ours, so you can decide whether EY is the right place for you to start your career. We’ll help you to understand how you can make better decisions about your future career, explain the different options available at EY and you’ll get to meet some of our current trainees and senior people.

Wherever you go next, it’s a great way to begin your journey. Find out more: ukcareers.ey.com/schools/events-and-contacts/events/face-to-face-events/schools-choices-evening-southampton

Location: EY Southampton,19 Threefield Ln, Southampton, SO14 3QB

Register here


Southampton Jobs Fair Local

When: Friday 17th November 2017 10am-2pm

Where: Novotel Southampton Hotel, 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA

In partnership with the Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association

Southampton Jobs Fair Local is a continuing initiative by the Southampton Jobs Fair Partnership to give people the opportunity for face to face engagement with handpicked employers who are willing to support individuals into employment.

We are pleased to welcome clients of Southampton Jobcentre Plus, PeoplePlus, Wheatsheaf Trust, Maximus, Shaw Trust and our own Employment Support Team to the next Southampton Jobs Fair Local.

November’s Jobs Fair will have a focus on careers within Hospitality, particularly jobs associated with hotels. As well as live job vacancies, there will also be plenty of training and volunteering opportunities available with local employers from around Southampton.

Keep checking back for organisations that have confirmed they will be attending. Confirmed exhibitors so far include:

  • Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team
  • Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association

If you would like to attend the Jobs Fair Local, please register on Eventbrite and state which time slot you would like to attend at.  For more information, please contact the Employment Support Team at Southampton City Council on 023 8091 7585. Please note, if you are claiming benefits, you may need to inform your work coach at the Jobcentre or ask them to sign you up to attend.


Itchen Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Tuesday 21st November 2017 5pm-8pm

Where: Middle Road, Bitterne, Southampton, SO19 7TB

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.itchen.ac.uk


Eastleigh College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 4.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.eastleigh.ac.uk


Totton College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Calmore Road, Totton, SO40 3ZX

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.totton.ac.uk


City College Southampton Open Evening

When: Thursday 23rd November 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.southampton-city.ac.uk


Ongoing Opportunities


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

 


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

Wednesdays – Central Housing Office, 100F St Mary Street, SO14 7FL, 1pm-3pm

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

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 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


Greenhouse Supported Volunteering OpporunitiesSupported Volunteering

When: All the time

Where: Citylife Volunteering venues across Southampton

The Greenhouse Programme by Citylife is a new initiative to support people into volunteering opportunities. Supported placements take place at a variety of locations including:

  • Aldermoor Farm
  • 286 Events and Maintenance
  • Windows Café
  • Scratch Charity
  • Basics Bank
  • Woodworking and Gardening

For more information, please contact greenhouse@citylife.org.uk or visit their drop in session every Tuesday 10am-12pm (term time) at 286 Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 3BE

 

 


Stepping StonesStepping Stones Welfare Reforms Support

When: Ongoing

Where: Wheatsheaf Trust

Have you been affected by the recent Welfare Reforms? Wheatsheaf Trust new service “Stepping Stones” provides support for families or individuals in the Southampton area who have been impacted by the benefit cap and the Universal Credit roll out.

They can provide 1:1 support with budgeting and helping to overcome barriers to employment as well as support people to explore funding options and tools to support with financial independence.

For more information about Stepping Stones, please call 023 8023 7662 or email t.barrett@wheatsheaftrust.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vicky Country Park Heritage Youth GroupVicky Country Park Youth Group

When: Evenings, Weekends & After School

Where: Royal Victoria Country Park

Royal Victoria Country Park have set up a heritage youth group and are looking for 12-16 year olds who are interested in history and their local area. The group will have the opportunity to run events, design activities and help the team at the park to bring alive local heritage and history. This is an opportunity to:

  • Get involved and make a difference
  • Help run events
  • Design activities
  • Challenge yourself
  • Help bring local heritage and history alive

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Jo on 023 9224 4064 or email joanne.basham@hants.org.uk


Supported Internships for young people with education, health and care plans at Southampton City College Internships graphic

What is a Supported Internship?

The Supported Internship enables young people to combine a work placement with a work skills programme at college along with working on Maths and English skills.

Our personalised supported internship is aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have a or an EHC plan and who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

It is not so much a college course as an employment programme designed to get the intern into work.  This internship programme will give young people the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace.The programme is designed to assist disabled young people to achieve sustainable paid employment by giving them the skills they need for employment through learning in the workplace.

What will I be doing as part of an Internship?

  • Developing skills valued by employers
  • Improving work skills through a work placement
  • Developing confidence at work
  • Building up experience for a CV
  • Completing a range of work ready qualifications
  • Getting personalised support from a Tutor and work coach while you learn
  • Improving English and maths skills

Who can do a supported internship?

Anyone aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care plan can do a supported internship.

Will I get paid?

Supported internships are unpaid, but equip you with the skills that employers need in order for you to move on to paid employment.

How do I find out more?

Contact the admissions team at City College Southampton on:

Tel: 023 8048 4848 Email: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk


Make Our Rights Reality (MORR)MORR

When: Dates and Times are flexible

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

MORR (Make Our Rights Reality) MORR is a national project for people ages 15-25 which teaches young people about their rights and gives them support to solve everyday problems and give them a voice to challenge injustice equipping them with a new set of skills to help prevent and deal with everyday problems that may arise.

By the end of the training it is hoped that young people would:

  • Know more about their rights
  • Know how to find information and support they need
  • Have learnt useful ways to minimise stress caused by everyday problems
  • Have the confidence and skills to challenge unfairness
  • Realise they have power to change situations

MORR is a 9 hour course that is spread across a number weeks with flexibility with young people’s availability.

The MORR project is fun and FREE!!!

To find out more, there is an information flyer which can be downloaded here

For more information please contact No Limits on 023 8022 4224

 


CarillionCarillion Apprenticeships Open Days

When: Every Friday 10am-2pm

Where: Unit A, B & C First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LJ

Carillion are currently recruiting people aged 16-18 (in August 2017) for their Levels 1-3 Apprenticeships in Bricklaying and Carpentry/Joinery with the support of employers in the construction industry.

In order for you to find out more about this opportunity, Carillion’s Southampton Centre is running drop ins every Friday between 10am and 2pm.  

Apply online in the first instance at www.carillionapprenticeships.com 

If you require further information pleases contact Lin Seikus on 07989187322 or email me at lin.seikus@carillionplc.com

 

 

 

 

 


No Limits Work ClubNo Limits Work Club

When: Every Wednesday 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 Wednesday.

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

 

 


Youth Forum Champions

Youth Forum Champions Opportunity

Southampton City Council are currently recruiting for Youth Forum Champions!

By becoming a member of the Youth Forum, young people will have the exciting opportunity to make a real difference not only to their own lives, but also the lives of other children, young people and families across the city.

Young people can become a member if:

  • They live in Southampton
  • Go to school or college in Southampton
  • Are in training in Southampton
  • Work in Southampton

By becoming a member, it is completely up to that young person how much or how little they want to be involved. By signing up, we will keep in touch (via email) by alerting them to the latest information, events and opportunities to have their say. Equally, if a young person has an idea such as a project, campaign or issue that they would like the Youth Forum to help with, then we want to hear from them.

We are also looking to recruit 30 Youth Forum Champions (aged 13-25), who would meet in person and be the face of the forum. We really want this group to be full of young people from variety of backgrounds, abilities and life experiences.  The role is currently adaptable to meet the needs of the young people who may like to volunteer. We really want this to be their group- an opportunity for them to shape it as and how they like- with the support of the Youth Forum

If you are interested in the Youth Forum opportunities, know someone who might be, or would like further info, email youthforum@southampton.gov.uk or sign up directly via this link: https://southamptoncitycouncil.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=147326230244


Westquay Jobs and Training Opportunities

When: Ongoing

Where: Westquay

Hammerson Plc, the developer and owner-manager of Westquay Shopping Centre is committed to training and employing local people.  Westquay Works has been created to support you find the right job in the new restaurants and cinema in Westquay South and the existing retailers in Westquay North.

The extension at Westquay will be an exciting place to work with a state of the art cinema, top leisure and catering brands and new public space with year round entertainment.  There will be a range of job opportunities available in sales, customer service and management.

As part of their commitment, Hammerson are providing advice and free training (subject to criteria) covering management, food hygiene, customer service and key skills to secure a job at Westquay.

There are many job vacancies being advertised with lots of the new restaurants at Westquay including:Westquay1200px600px

  • Bill’s
  • Byron
  • CAU
  • Cabana
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Showcase Cinema
  • Franco Manca
  • Cosmo
  • Five Guys
  • Red Dog Saloon
  • Wahaca
  • Zizzi
  • Thaikun

To see the full list of vacancies at Westquay and to also find out about training for the new development, check out Westquay Works

 


Totton College Job ClubTotton College Job Club

When: Every Wednesday 1pm-4.30pm

Where: Forest First Nursery, Heather Road, Fawley, Southampton, SO45 1DZ

To book a place at the Job Club, please contact the Projects Team at Totton College on 023 8042 7353

 

 


Weston Homework ClubHomework Club

When: Every Wednesday 3.30pm-5pm

Where: YMCA Weston Community Library, 68 Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9GH

Southampton University have recently set up a homework club that takes place at Weston Library. The sessions are for secondary school age pupils and run every Wednesday at Weston Library . The sessions are on a drop in basis, so there is no need to book in advance.

 

 

 


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