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.
Southampton Solent University Open Day
When: Saturday 25th November 2017
Where: Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN
Visit Southampton Solent University to find out more about what they offer. Explore the campus. Talk to current students. Ask questions. Find your place. To book, please visit www.sunoutreach.org/activities-and-events/southampton-solent-university-no
Get Started with Stewarding In partnership with Southampton Football Club
When: Starts Monday 27th November 2017
Where: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, Britannia Rd, Southampton, SO14 5FP
The Prince’s Trust and Southampton Football Club are offering a FREE one-week training course, which gives you a fantastic opportunity to work in a challenging and new environment.
If you are aged 16-25 and unemployed you can apply to join the programme where you will:
- Work towards a Level 2 award in understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
- Learn new skills from a professional club
- Enjoy a fun and rewarding week improving your teamwork, communication and confidence
- Gain certificates and references upon completion
- Be supported with travel costs and have lunch provided every day
- Receive three months support after the programme to help you progress
- Guaranteed pre interviews for stewarding positions at the club
This course will run from Monday 27th November – 1st December 2017 at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton Football Club.
To register your interest or to find out more please contact:
Call: 02380 622662
Text: ‘STEWARD’ to 07943511218 and we’ll call you back
University of Portsmouth Open Day
When: Saturday 2nd December 2017 9.30am-4pm
Where: On campus at University of Portsmouth
Find out what it’s like to be a student or degree apprentice at the University of Portsmouth. To book, please visit www.sunoutreach.org/activities-and-events/university-of-portsmouth-decembe
Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme
When: Starts Monday 11th December 2017
Where: Prince’s Trust Solent Centre, 61-64 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2NS
The Fairbridge Programme is a FREE Personal Development Programme for young people aged 16 – 25 who are currently unemployed or who lack the skills or confidence to engage in full time training or education
Book induction places now for the next Fairbridge Programme at the Solent Centre, 61-64 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2NS, starting 11th December 2017
ACCESS – Is an introductory week where the young people will take part in activities such as climbing, raft-building and a two night residential. Young People also have the opportunity to achieve the Prince’s Trust Personal Development and Employability skills qualification
FOLLOW-ON – is an individually tailored journey where young people pick and choose the sessions they want to attend. What kind of activities do we offer?
- Mountain Biking
- Budgeting and employability sessions
- Bush craft and outdoor cooking sessions
- Conservation and community projects
1:1 SUPPORT – Throughout the programme Young People will be supported by a dedicated worker who will help them set goals and work with them to develop the skills to help them move towards a positive outcome
IN ADDITION – Young People will have the opportunity to build their skills base, developing their numeracy and literacy with the support of specialist staff
MOVING ON – When the time is right for the young people to leave the programme they are supported into positive outcomes and will received 3 months of follow up support from their dedicated worker
Contact Paul on 02380 206985 / 07717 487993 or email email@example.com to hear more about the programme and book an induction. The next course starts 11th December 2017.
SETA Open Evening
When: Thursday 22nd February 2018 4.30pm-7.30pm
Where: SETA, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 0LJ
SETA stands for the Southampton Engineering Training Association. They were set up in 1969 to train engineering apprentices for local industry and have been training apprentices there ever since.
SETA hold two Open Evenings every year providing the opportunity to look around SETA and their workshops, meet some current apprentices and employers and see engineering in action!
Follow the link below to view their current vacancies
No need to book – just turn up and find out how we can help!
For more information, call 023 8077 1908, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.seta-training.co.uk
TEEM Work Clubs
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.email@example.com
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
Westquay Jobs and Training Opportunities
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.
Westquay has a range of opportunities with a state of the art cinema, top leisure and catering brands and new public space with year round entertainment, as well as existing retailers and restaurants. There are always 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.
To see the full list of vacancies at Westquay and to find out about training to work there, check out Westquay Works
If you’re currently seeking work, follow the link below for help in gaining the skills and qualifications to enhance your CV and prepare you for that important interview: www.brock.ac.uk/employers/quickstart-employment-services/westquay-watermark/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction Work Experience on a major development site
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 email@example.com
Greenhouse Supported Volunteering Opporunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their drop in session every Tuesday 10am-12pm (term time) at 286 Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 3BE
Stepping Stones Welfare Reforms Support
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 email@example.com
Vicky Country Park Heritage 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported Internships for young people with education, health and care plans at Southampton City College
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:
Make Our Rights Reality (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
Carillion 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 email@example.com
No Limits Work Club
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up directly via this link: https://southamptoncitycouncil.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=147326230244
Weston Homework 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.
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
Totton 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
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
For more information, please visit http://www.rcsservices.org.uk