Access Southampton Events & Training 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, 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

Steve Willis Training Apprenticeship Taster Day

When: 23rd May 2022, 10am-1pm

Where: Unit 7 Murrills Estate, Portchester, PO16 9RD

Email or call 023 92190190 to book your place

How To Create A Winning CV Workshop

When: Monday 23rd May 10am-11am

Abri CREATE Self-Employment Course

When: 23rd and 24th May 2022

Where: Southampton Barclays Eagle Lab, Portland Terrace (street level), Southampton, SO14 7SJ

Do you have an idea and passion that you want to turn into a business? Or are you currently self-employed or running a business?

Abri invite you to ‘stop thinking, start creating’ with our award winning 2 day self-employment training course ‘Create’.

We have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to offer FREE self-employment courses and additional support to people living in six key areas in Hampshire and Wiltshire until December 2022.

The project is being delivered/supported by Housing provider Abri. Their award-winning Employment Services team specialise in supporting people into employment and training and have successfully supported over 500 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/financial consideration, business planning, marketing and social media, so that you can have the best possible start with the right tools and information.

What makes ‘Create’ unique is the post course support offer, after completion of the initial training and along with our joint support and expertise, you’ll be guided with FREE 1:1 mentoring after the course is completed, and post course additional training/further mentoring opportunities, Business Clubs, private Facebook group, sponsored markets and business support connections.

The two days are on the following days and times. They will be delivered by our Trainer Andy Granston.

The venue is: Barclays Eagle Labs, Portland Terrace (street level entrance opposite Quilter), Southampton, SO14 7SJ

Workshop 1 – Monday 23 May – 9.30am – 4.00pm*

Workshop 2– Tuesday 24 May – 9.30am – 4.00pm*

1:1’s with Andy – held online on MS Teams on the 27 May or 1 June

Breaks throughout the day and a 30 minute lunch break

Free Tea/Coffees available – please provide your own lunch

*These sessions may be shorter in length

Register online:
Abri ‘Create’ Free 2- day Self Employment Training Course – Southampton Tickets, Mon 23 May 2022 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Abri Create - Stop thinking, start creating

Employability Training

When: 24th, 25th and 26th May 2022, 10am-3pm

Where: Seminar Room, 1stt Floor, Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LW

Are you aged 19+ and looking for a job? Our upcoming Employability Workshops will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to find work.

The workshops are fully funded and suitable for anyone looking for employment, whether they have been out of work for a while, are looking for their first job, or have recently lost their job.

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
  • Preparing for interviews, including virtual/online/telephone interviews
  • How to stand out in a crowded job market

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

For more information or to make a referral, please email

Digital and Social Media Awareness Workshop

When: Tuesday 24th May 10am-11am

Careers In The Civil Service Workshop

When: Wednesday 25th May 10am-11:30am

How To Ace An Interview Workshop

When: Thursday 26th May 10am-11am

Self-Employment Awareness Workshop

When: Friday 27th May 10am-11am

Hampshire Constabulary Recruitment Events

When: 30th May 2022, 3pm-8pm

Where: Ropewalk Community Centre, 53 Derby Road, SO14 0DJ

Southampton Jobs Fair

When: Tuesday 31st May 2022, 3pm-7pm

Where: Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF

After 2 years of virtual events, the council’s Employment Support Team is excited to be running our next in-person Jobs Fair at Central Hall on Tuesday 31st May.

Whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to change your career, there will be something for everyone. We’ll be hosting over 25 employers who will all have live vacancies covering a variety of sectors. There’s no need to book a specific time slot, just drop in any time between 3pm and 7pm.

Register on Eventbrite:
Southampton Jobs Fair Tickets, Tue 31 May 2022 at 15:00 | Eventbrite

Southampton Employment and Advice Day

When: Tuesday 31st May 2022, 10am-3pm

Where: Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF

Southampton Employment and Advice Day is a new event for anyone living in the SO14 area of Southampton who is looking for a new job, support to develop their skills and advice around their employment options. You’ll have the opportunity to attend free workshops, get 1:1 support to update your CV and tailored advice and guidance around your employment situation. As well as that, you’ll get early access to Southampton Jobs Fair, where you will be able to meet employers with live vacancies and speak to them about your skills.

Timings for the day:

10am-1pm – attend one of two workshops: Employability Skills Workshop or Parents Preparing for Working Life

1pm – 2pm – working lunch: a chance to update CVs and speak with organisations who can support you. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

2pm – 3pm – early access to Southampton Jobs Fair


1. Employability Skills Workshop

  • CV writing
  • Job Searching
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Skills

2. Parents Preparing for Working Life – funded by the PATH project

  • How to address gaps on your CV
  • Things to consider when returning to the workplace
  • Understanding contracts, payslips and your rights
  • Planning your next steps

Click here to register on Eventbrite:
Southampton Employment and Advice Day Tickets, Tue 31 May 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Assertiveness and Managing Conflict

When: 6th – 16th June 2022

Where: Online

Southampton Jobs Fair

When: Friday 10th June 2022, 10am-1pm

Where: St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Rd, Southampton, SO14 5FP

Southampton Jobs Fair | Job Fairs across the UK (

SETA Workshop Taster Day

When: Saturday 11th June 2022, 10am-2:30pm

Where: SETA, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LJ

What can I do during the Taster Day?

You will be able to:

  • find out what being an engineering apprentice actually involves
  • chat to staff and current apprentices
  • hear about current apprenticeship vacancies
  • see what it’s like doing practical training at SETA
  • and the best bit – have a go at engineering activities yourself in the workshop overseen by experienced instructors

Stay for the whole duration, or just for as long as you want! Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • Find out about life as an apprentice
  • Information on applying for an apprenticeship
  • Metrology
  • Sheet Metal
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Electronics
  • Fluid Power
  • Mechanical Fitting
  • Computer Aided Design
  • STEM Challenge

 *activities may be subject to change

Due to the nature of the workshop and activities there are health & safety requirements that you must be followed:

  • Sturdy shoes must be worn by everyone entering the workshop (i.e. no sandals or flip flops).
  • No bare arms or legs (so that means no t-shirts or shorts!)

Register on the SETA website

Hampshire Constabulary Recruitment Events

When: 18th June 2022, 10am-4pm

Where: Shirley Baptist Church, Church Street, Southampton, SO15 5LG

EY Foundation – Smart Futures

When: 18th July – 27th July 2022

Where: Southampton, Reading, Bristol or London

Smart Futures is a 10-month programme that includes paid work experience, interactive employability skills training and mentoring for those in Year 12 or S5 in Scotland. It is formally recognised and accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, and will help young people develop key skills that are essential in the workplace.

To be eligible for the programme, students must be:

  • Eligible for free school meals or eligible for a college bursary
  • In Year 12 (England) or Fifth Year (Scotland) at the time the programme starts
  • Attending a state school
  • Studying any combination of A-level/International Baccalaureate/BTEC Level 3s/National 5/Highers

They can apply online by following this link: Smart Futures: How to Apply (

The dates for the Programmes are as follow:

  • Bristol, Reading and Southampton: 18th – 27th July

Spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis so please encourage your students to apply as soon as possible.

If you or your students have any questions or would like any further information about the programme, or support for the young people applying, then please get in touch with us or apply to arrange this with us. We can deliver presentations about the programme and application workshops to support those who are interested in applying.

Southampton Careers Fair

When: Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 10am-1pm

Where: St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Rd, Southampton, SO14 5FP

Southampton Careers Fair | Sep 23, 2022 | St Mary’s Stadium (

College and University Open Events

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5ZA

Open Events | Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

  • Thursday 7th July 2022 – 4:30pm-9pm (Year 10 Only)

Bitterne Park Sixth Form

Dimond Road, Southampton, SO18 1BU

BP6 News – Events | Bitterne Park Sixth Form

Brockenhurst College

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZE

Term Dates | Brockenhurst College

  • Saturday 15th October 2022
  • Saturday 5th November 2022

City College

St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 1AR

Events – City College Southampton

  • Saturday 18th June 2022, 10am – 2pm

Eastleigh College

Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS

Term Dates & Opening Times · Eastleigh College

Fareham College

Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1NH

Open Events – Fareham College

  • Creative Industries Showcase: 23rd June, 5pm – 8pm

Itchen College

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

Itchen College Term Dates and Holidays

  • Welcome Event (Year 11): Monday 4th July 2022

Peter Symonds College

Owens Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6RX

Peter Symonds College | Open Evening (

  • Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th July 2022 5.30 – 8.30

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5RL

News – Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Sparsholt College

Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NF

Experience Sparsholt – Sparsholt College Hampshire

  • Thursday 16 June 2022 (4pm-7pm)
  • Saturday 8 October 2022 (10am -2pm)

St. Anne’s Sixth Form College

Carlton Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2WZ

Joining us in 2022 — St Anne’s Sixth Form College (

Totton College

Calmore Road, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 3ZX

Events Archive – Totton College is a website providing students with university and college open day information from across the UK. Visit to browse different college and university open events and register to attend. logo

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