Careers events take place across Southampton all the time. Here are just a few of the upcoming events in Southampton that can help kickstart your career. Please contact us if you want to advertise your careers event.

MPCT Information & Community Awareness Meeting MPCT

When: Wednesday 24th May 2017 6pm-7pm

Where: MPC Southampton, Chamberlayne College for the Arts, Tickleford Drive, Weston, Southampton, SO19 9QP

MPCT are a Grade 1 OFSTED training provider most famous for our military preparation course. We will be holding an information evening on Wednesday 24th May 2017 between 18:00 – 19:00 hours at our Southampton college. We welcome anyone to attend the event however we would love to see young people and parents/guardians from year 11 and in particular those who have a desire to join the military once they have finished school.

This is an excellent opportunity for young people, parents/guardians and anyone else within our community to find out more about our course.

Lidl Warehousing Sector Based Work Academy

When: Closing Date Wednesday 24th May 2017 – Course starts Monday 5th June 2017

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. The course covers a range of employability and workskills topics for Warehousing and Storage roles including Picking and Packing, Goods In and Recycling. 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.

The course runs from Monday 5th June until Friday 16th June 2017 9am-5pm and learners will work towards a Level 1 Award in Warehousing and Storage. To be eligible for the course, learners must be aged 19+ and be in receipt of JSA, ESA, IS, WRAG or Universal Credit.

To join this course, you must be referred through the adviser team at Southampton Jobcentre Plus. Speak to your work coach for more information, or contact

Make Our Rights Reality MORR

When: Taster Day Thursday 25th May 2017

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


MORR (Make Our Rights Reality) is a national project  for young 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 we would hope 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 of weeks with flexibility with young people’s availability.The MORR project  is fun and FREE!!! For more information, check out the information leaflet.

There is a taster session for any young people who may show an interest on Thursday the 25th of May at the No Limits advice centre at  18:00-19:00. For more information please contact No Limits on:

Prince’s Trust – Get Into the NHS Programme

When: Closing date 26th May 2017, Taster Day 30th May 2017, main delivery starts 5th June 2017

Where: Winchester

The near four-week programme is for unemployed young people aged 16-25 who are work ready and interested in a career within the NHS sector, young people referred to this programme will need to have good levels of Maths and English (level 2 to 3)

Taster day:  Tuesday 30th May (applications must be received before Friday 26th May)

Course runs: Monday 5th June – Friday 30th June 2017 

What the programme offers:

  • Introduction to the NHS and insight into NHS careers
  • Public Health Training
  • Work placement in a variety of roles at Royal Hampshire County Hospital
  • Infection Control, Health and Safety training
  • Improve your team work, communication, CV writing, interviewing skills and boost your confidence
  • Find out about job opportunities in the NHS
  • Receive six months support after the programme to help you to find a job


The ‘Get Into’ programme has proven to be a real success in moving young people into employment. If you know of any young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are currently unemployed and are interested to work within the NHS sector please request a referral form and send back to for more information please call James on 02380 206989 or email to the address above.

NB: All travelling expenses will be covered for the duration of the programme and any young people claiming job seekers allowance will be able to continue to do so throughout the programme.

Referring a young person:

To refer an interested young person, please complete the attached referral form and send back to myself. Once we have received the referral form we will then contact the young person to explain more about the programme and complete an initial over the phone assessment. Suitable young people will then be invited to attend our taster day on Tuesday 30th May to meet the group, find out more about what the programme will offer and complete some paperwork.

If you have any questions about the course, please don’t hesitate to contact James on: 02380 206989

Teenage MarketSouthampton Teenage Market

When: Saturday 27th May 2017 9am-5pm

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

The Teenage Market is coming to Westquay in Southampton on Saturday 27th May. The Teenage Market provides young people with a free stall to sell their products and goods (arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery etc.).

16 stalls are available for free to those aged 13 – 25. Preference will be given to those living within Southampton. We welcome applications from groups, colleges and schools as well as individuals.

Find out more about the Teenage Market by watching this short film from the Leeds Teenage Market

If you are interested in trading at the event, you will need to apply online:

Introduction to Functional Skills – Maths & English

When: Closing Date Monday 29th May 2017 – Course starts Tuesday 30th May 2017

Where: Totton College, Water Lane, Totton, SO40 3ZX

This course is suitable for learners who need to improve their English and Maths Functional Skills. Initial assessments will be given to determine working levels. This course is a short taster that can progress towards a recognised City & Guilds Qualification. You will learn how to apply your maths, writing , reading and speaking and listening skills in real-life situations for practical use. The course is for anyone aged 19+ (18 if claiming benefits) who is qualified below Level 2. The course is most suitable for people interested in progressing from Entry Level to Level 2.

The course runs for 6 days (Tuesday & Wednesday) 30th&31st May, 6th&7th June and 13th&14th June. Maths is 9.30am-1pm and English is 1pm-4pm.

To make a referral to this course, please contact the Projects Team at Totton College by emailing or calling 023 8042 7353 before 29th May 2017.

Volunteer Fair

When: Tuesday 30th May 2017 12pm-3pm

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





























National Citizen Service NCS

When: Summer 2017

Where: Southampton

Between January and now your young person attended a talk on the National Citizen Service (NCS) as part of their assembly at school. Hopefully they have come home and spoken to you about the programme, but if not here is a bit of an overview to discuss with them.

NCS is a national, government-funded programme which is open to every 15 – 17 year old in England. NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which builds skills and confidence whilst helping young people get ahead. NCS will improve a young person’s CV by giving them important skills for work and life that are hard to teach in the classroom alone. The programme will help young people contribute to their local community, develop their social skills and meet new people from different backgrounds.


The programme runs in the summer holidays over 4 weeks:

Week 1– 5 days away from home enjoying instructor-led group activities such as kayaking, high ropes and rock climbing.

Week 2 – While spending 5 days living in Southampton Solent University Halls, the young people’s responsibility is increased as they cook and budget for themselves, and are encouraged to become more independent. They take part in community based workshops and events to increase teamwork and develop life skills.

Weeks 3 & 4 – The young people will meet with local businesses and organisations, before planning a ‘Social Action Project’ in their local community. They will then pitch for funding to kick start their chosen project, ready to make an impact in Southampton.

Finally…they graduate – receiving a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. As part of the NCS Graduate Programme they get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

There is a small cost to the programme of £50, which covers all food, accommodation, transport and all activities for the first two residential weeks. The second two are based in central Southampton where young people commute in daily.

We have 6 departure dates available over the summer so can work around holiday, work or other commitments to find some dates which work for you. Spaces are filling up fast so please do get in touch to secure a spot.

We have been into every school in Southampton and have a range of young people from different backgrounds and areas attending. It provides a wonderful opportunity for making new friends in preparation for college life.

If your young person is interested in taking part in NCS for Summer 2017, they can find more information by going to or by contacting us on 02380 770 713.

SAFE Youth Choices Course

When: Closing date Friday 2nd June 2017

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

This course is designed for young people (aged 13-18 years)

Youth Choices is a tried and tested course that helps young people to find their strengths, skills and passions so they can develop life and career goals and overcome challenging circumstances.

Our 10-day Youth Choices Training programme will help young people to take control of their lives, make life-changing decisions, achieve their potential and boost their confidence.  There is a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere with lots of games, interactive workshops, group exercises and includes personal coaching sessions.  As Jennifer, one of our young people said, “I’d tell other people to go on this course, because it can really help you discover who you are and find out what you are capable of.  I find it easier to share things here that I have stuck in me for a while because I don’t feel judged.”

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Course dates:

  • Monday 5th June, Tuesday 6th June
  • Monday 12th June, Tuesday 13th June
  • Monday 19th June, Tuesday 20th June
  • Monday 26th June, Tuesday 27th June
  • Monday 3rd July, Tuesday 4th July

To make a referral, please contact Maddie King,   023 8070 2222

learndirect Health and Social Care course

When: Tuesday 6th June 2017 10am-2.30pm for 16 days

Where: 1-8 Ogle Street, Southampton, SO14 7FB

learndirect have an upcoming Health and Social Care course starting on 6th June 2017. There will also be employers involved during the last week of the course to talk to learners and interview anyone that is interested.

The course is free for adults aged 19+ who are claiming benefits and have lived in the UK or the EU for the last three years who do not already hold this qualification.

To book onto this course, please call 024 7670 7942

City College Southampton Open Day

When: Saturday 10th June 2017 9.30am – 1pm

Where: St Mary Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 1AR

Totton College Open Day

When: Saturday 10th June 2017 11.30am-2.30pm

Where: Calmore Road, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 3ZX

Kick Start into Stewarding

When: Starting Monday 12th June 2017

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

Do you want to be paid to attend Football matches / Festivals / Elite sporting events

St Mary`s Training Centre, part of the Southampton Football Club family are holding a two week training  programme starting on June 12th at St Mary`s Football Stadium.

Successful completion of the course, gives individuals the minimum qualification to gain employment or volunteer as a steward, which is ideal for those wanting:

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Additional/supplementary income
  • Giving back to your club and community

Cost of the course: The course is free for those aged over 19 years, works less than 16 hours and does not hold a qualification higher than a full level 2. If you do not meet this criteria then a fee may apply .

Get in contact with us ASAP to find out MORE!

Contact us

Email:                           Tel: 02380 711995                      

QuickStart Employment Support Services Brockenhurst College Basic IT Course

When: Monday 12th June 2017 – Wednesday 14th June 2017

Where: Unit 32, Basepoint Enterprise Centre Andersons Rd, Southampton SO14 5FE

Word Processing- being able to produce a simple document and use the basic functions.

Internet – Using the internet to search for Jobs, registering with job search websites.

Email – Using email, being able to send and receive and email, attach a file to an email.


  • Must be aged 19+
  • Must be unemployed and claiming benefits (JSA / ESA / UC / IS)
  • Must have ID
  • Must complete a literacy and numeracy test

To book a place please call: 023 8068 2571 or email

Prince’s Trust “Get Started With Theatre”

When: Closing Date Friday 16th June 2017 – Course runs 26th – 30th June 2017

Where: Southampton

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with “Starting With Magic” have a new and exciting course available for young people interested in theatre/drama “Get Started With Theatre” will be running 26th – 30th June in Southampton. Get Started with Theatre is a FREE one week engagement course for NEET (not in employment, education or training) young people aged between 16-25 and who are living in the Southampton, or the close surrounding areas. Please see below for more details.

Course Includes:

  • Take part in introductory drama workshops
  • Develop basic acting and drama principles and learn how they can be adapted into daily life
  • Work with Actress Shanika Warren-Markland
  • Explore potential routes into drama and theatre based industries
  • Create and deliver a final performance alongside your team
  • Receive up to three months’ progression support with the Prince’s Trust to help you find further work or training

Both the taster day and main course will be based at the Prince’s Trust Solent Centre, Southampton. Travel costs will be reimbursed for both the taster day and course and lunch will provided throughout the main course*

Referral Process:

If you would like to make a referral then please request a referral form and return it to by Friday 16th June. Once a referral has been made the young person you referred will be contacted, assessed and invited to the taster day on Tuesday 28th March.

Get Into Business or IT with PETAPETA 28th June

When: Wednesday 28th June 2017 1pm-4pm

Where: PETA Training Centre, One Access Point, Northarbour Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3TE

PETA are offering the opportunity to visit their training centre in Portsmouth to find out more about their Apprenticeships, Traineeships and courses.

The aim of the event is to further inform people about Apprenticeships and how PETA are able to support potential Apprentices in finding an Apprenticeship

For more information, please visit



PETA 29th JuneGet Into Engineering with PETA

When: Thursday 29th June 2017 1pm-4pm

Where: PETA Engineering Training Centre, 5 Kenwood Business Park, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2NT

PETA are offering the opportunity to visit their engineering training centre in Havant to find out more about their Apprenticeships, Traineeships and courses within the engineering sector.

The aim of the event is to further inform people about Apprenticeships and how PETA are able to support potential Apprentices in finding an Apprenticeship

For more information, please visit



Eastleigh College Open Evening

When: Tuesday 11th July 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS

Smart Futures

When: Summer intake starts 7th August 2017

Where: Southampton

Smart Futures is a great paid experience of work for ambitious, bright Year 12s that can improve your chance of getting a job after school or going onto higher education.

The activities in the first 2 weeks focus on developing the skills and confidence of young people, whatever career path they are planning to take (whether that is straight out to work in an apprenticeship scheme or going to university). In addition, the programme is partnered with CMI, so the sessions are tailored so young people will also achieve a Level 2 Qualification in Team Leading.

In the third week, they will get more of an insight into working with a team and getting hands on business experience. On top of this, they will be assigned a ‘mentor’ who will provide support and encouragement throughout their final year at school, helping with decisions about higher education and their career over the following 9 months. They will be more than happy to assist with CVs, interview practice and UCAS personal statements. 

Smart Futures are looking for applications from those of you who are:

  • Currently in Year 12 (England) or Fifth Year (Scotland)
  • Eligible for free school meals at some point in the past six years
  • Attending a state school
  • Studying any combination of A-level/International Baccalaureate/BTEC Level 3s/Standards/Highers
  • Ambitious and motivated to join the world of work
  • Looking for a great paid work experience this summer or Easter* that will help you secure a job after school, or a place at university.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.

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





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

When: Every Week

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

Mondays – Weston Community Library, 1pm-3pm

Tuesdays – Warren Centre, Warren Crescent, SO16 6AY, 1pm-3pm

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









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 or visit their drop in session every Tuesday 10am-12pm (term time) at 286 Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 3BE




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

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:

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



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 or sign up directly via this link:

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.




 Android TrainingAndroid Training for Beginners

A great introduction to android tablets for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own a tablet but would like to get more out of it.

We have tablets available to use on the day if you don’t own one!

No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free!

To book a place please contact 023 8083 2162

* Wednesday 24 May 2017 in Central Library @ 10.30am *

* Wednesday 7 June 2017 in Woolston Library @ 10.30am *

* Wednesday 14 June 2017 in Bitterne Library @ 10.30am *

* Wednesday 21 June 2017 in Central Library @ 10.30am *


iPad TrainingiPad Training for Beginners

A great introduction to iPads for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own an iPad but would like to get more out of it.

We have iPads available to use on the day if you don’t own one!

No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free!

To book a place please contact 023 8083 2162

* Thursday 25 May 2017 in Portswood Library @ 10.30am *

* Friday 9 June 2017 in Central Library @ 10.30am *





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