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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, 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.

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Upcoming Courses and Events

Employability for Health and Social Care Jobs

When: Monday 30 October – Wednesday 1 November 2023, 10am-3pm

Where: Central Library Seminar Room

We’re working with several local care companies to offer a bespoke employability course for people who want to work in health and social care but need support with the application process. Anyone who completes all 3 sessions will get a guaranteed job interview with a local care company.

What do we cover?

  • Setting goals and improving confidence around looking for work
  • By the end of the training, all learners will have written/updated a CV and Covering Letter
  • How to write a strong application for health and social care specific roles
  • Preparing for care sector interviews, including virtual/online/telephone interviews
  • Pre-employment checks, and how to make sure this doesn’t become a barrier

Why this course?

  • We’re completely person-centred and meet every learner before the workshop so we can make sure we meet their needs
  • We have a relaxed, fun learning environment
  • No exams or course work – we give learners the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals
  • Our team has over 30 years’ experience of supporting people into employment
  • Guaranteed job interviews after the course

For more information or to join the course, please email baz.khan@southampton.gov.uk

Prince’s Trust Get Into Construction with JRS Training Ltd

When: Taster Day 14 November 2023 – Referral Deadline 10 November 2023

Where: Southampton

How: Refer a Young Person

This 5-day Programme will see the Young People come together with an industry professional, to gain knowledge and accreditation that will open the door to work in the Construction Industry. Gaining their Emergency First Aid Certificate, Health & Safety Accreditation, and their CSCS Card, they will then have the opportunity to share their experience and new-found knowledge with industry professionals during the end of Programme Celebration Event, where they can discuss opportunities in apprenticeships, traineeships, and paid employment within the Construction Industry, with support from their dedicated Prince’s Trust Youth Development Lead.

Southampton Jobs Fair

When: Friday 24 November 2023, 10am-1pm

Where: St. Mary’s Stadium

Southampton Jobs Fair Tickets, Fri 24 Nov 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Prince’s Trust Get Started in Art & Creativity with John Hansard Gallery Southampton

When: Taster Day 28 November 2023 – Referral Deadline 24 November 2023

Where: Southampton

How: Refer a Young Person

This 5-day Programme will see the Young People come together with professional artists in a working art gallery, to trial a range of different artistic techniques and creativity to explore their own identity and sense of belonging as individuals and within their communities. No artistic ability is required for Programme, just an interest in exploring new things and finding creative ways to express yourself. You’ll have a dedicated Prince’s Trust Youth Development Lead to support you throughout the Programme, and for up to 6-months post-Programme, to progress onto your next venture.

Introduction to IT for Jobseekers

When: Thursday 11 January 2024 – Thursday 8 February 2024 (every Thursday for 5 weeks) 5pm-7pm

Where: Central Library Learning Centre

Our Introduction to IT course is for people who are looking for work but don’t feel confident using computers to do this. This course is aimed at learners with very basic IT skills who want to develop their skills around using computers to look for work. The course will cover:

  • The basics of using a computer
  • How to use email
  • How to search for jobs online
  • How to stay safe online

To join this course, please email baz.khan@southampton.gov.uk

Prince’s Trust Team Programme (16-25)

When: 22 January – 12 April 2024

Where:  Basingstoke, Isle of White & Southampton

How to sign up:  Call Customer services on 0800 842 842   

Our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people. When you come board, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live.
  • Take part in an action-packed residential trip.
  • Get two weeks’ work experience in something you’re interested in.
  • Develop your English and Maths skills.

As part of the course, we also spend some time developing your interview CV skills to ensure your confidence is sky-high for when taking the next step.

College and University Open Events

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5ZA

Open Events | Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Bitterne Park Sixth Form

Dimond Road, Southampton, SO18 1BU

How to Apply – How to Apply | Bitterne Park Sixth Form

Brockenhurst College

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZE

  • Wednesday 27 September 2023
  • Saturday 14 October 2023
  • Saturday 4 November 2023
  • Thursday 23 November 2023 (Marchwood Construction and Marine Technologies Centre)
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 (Marchwood Construction and Marine Technologies Centre)

Events | Brockenhurst College

City College

St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 1AR

Events – City College Southampton

Eastleigh College

Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS

  • 26 September 2023
  • 11 October 2023
  • 9 November 2023
  • 4 March 2024
  • 11 June 2024

Term Dates & Opening Times · Eastleigh College

Fareham College

Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1NH

Open Events – Fareham College

  • Saturday 2nd September 2023

Itchen College

Middle Road, Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 7TB

  • Thursday 12 October 2023
  • Saturday 14 October 2023
  • Wednesday 1 May 2023

Useful Dates and Holidays – Itchen Sixth Form College

Peter Symonds College

Owens Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6RX

  • 3 October 2023
  • 4 October 2023
  • 3 July 2024
  • 4 July 2024

Peter Symonds College / College Calendar (psc.ac.uk)

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5RL

News – Richard Taunton Sixth Form College


First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LJ

SETA – Training for Industry – Open Evenings (setatraining.co.uk)

Solent University

East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

  • Saturday 9 September 2023
  • Saturday 14 October 2023
  • Saturday 4 November 2023 (Virtual)
  • Saturday 2 December 2023

Undergraduate Open Days at Solent University

Sparsholt College

Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NF

  • Saturday 7 October 2023

Experience Sparsholt – Sparsholt College Hampshire

St. Anne’s Sixth Form College

Carlton Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2WZ

Joining us in 2023 — St Anne’s Sixth Form College (stannes6th.uk)

Totton College

Calmore Road, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 3ZX

  • Tuesday 10 October 2023
  • Thursday 10 November 2023
  • Monday 4 March 2024
  • Tuesday 18 June 2024

Events Archive – Totton College

University of Southampton

University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

  • Sunday 10 September 2023
  • Saturday 7 October 2023
  • Sunday 8 October 2023

Undergraduate Open Days | University of Southampton


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