Access Southampton Events & Training Calendar

**** Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some courses and events may be cancelled at short notice. Always contact the training provider to check whether the course/event is still going ahead ****

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.

Submit details of your own training course or careers event

Virtual Learning and Opportunities

Free Online Training

The Skills Toolkit – The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform giving access to free, high quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills and boost employability across the country – free course listings can be found on the Reed website

FutureLearn – includes some courses that are available for free

Vision2Learn – funded courses delivered in partnership with colleges in England – over 1000 free courses you can complete at your own pace

Think Employment – a range of courses that can be completed at home, with remote-tutor support

Virtual College – a wide range of free e-learning

University of Southampton – free online learning packages including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and podcasts

Upcoming courses and events

Starting Out (18-24 year olds) Workshop

Friday 15th January @ 11am – 12pm

Help Your Child to Read – Course code C3745984

When: 15/01/2021 – 12/02/2021 5 weeks, 11.30am-1.30pm FREE for SO postcodes

Make reading interesting for adults and children. Encourage an interest and love of reading at an early age. Select suitable strategies and choose appropriate reading materials.

Start your own business for young people

When: Tuesday 19th January 2021 2pm-4pm

Earn your own money by working for yourself. If you are between 16 and 25 years old and not working currently then this might be a good opportunity to explore. We can help you get started. Maybe you already have an idea or maybe you need some help? We are here for you! …and it is all free!

Join us on this online workshop to find out what is involved in being self-employed, what to consider and where to start. We work with young people all over the South of England to start their own business and will team you up with your own business adviser to successfully launch your business. Come and meet with us at this exciting session and let your journey start!

Register online

This opportunity is offered to you by WSX Enterprise with funding support from the Westquay Giving Back project and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund.

Get a Job in NHS Admin and Clerical Roles

When: Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st (taster day Friday 15th) January

This is a three day employability skills based course including looking at the values of the NHS, how to prepare for interviews, completing applications, interviews for flexible roles available and much more. For further information and to register interest then please follow this link: Get a job in admin/clerical roles with the NHS (Southampton) Tickets, Tue 19 Jan 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Saints Works

When: Starts Monday 25th January 2020n

For 16-24 year old NEETs

12-week programme. 2 strands i) closest to job market, and ii) furthest from job market

4 programmes a year – 48 weeks of delivery per year

Rolling programme – can refer participants in at any point!

Participants will obtain a Level 1 Award in Developing Employability and Life Skills

Virtual delivery with scope to return to face-to-face once restrictions loosen.

Interactive employability workshops – confidence building, CV building, interview skills and more!

Specialist support from external organisations – Yellow Door, NCS, and My Bnk have supported previously

Mock Interviews

Sports HUB – offering a range of sporting activities (virtual wellbeing sessions will replace in time being)

New partnership with Gather & Gather offering work placement opportunities (COVID dependant)

Mentoring during and post-programme

For any further information or to refer please contact David Warnes at or 07388949398

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

When: Starts 25th January 2021

We are pleased to say our TEAM programme will be running again in January 2021 from Basingstoke and Redbridge (Southampton) Fire Stations.
We have had a resounding success with our COVID-19 adapted programmes with all learners being supported in engaging with the virtual learning and also with the face to face delivery at one of our fire stations. In January we will still be working with small groups of learners, complying with all the necessary guidance to be Covid secure, ensuring we have a Covid action plan and risk assessment in place. We will also be ensuring social distancing, thorough cleaning and hygiene standards etc. We are also able to loan all students access to a Samsung device to be able to access the virtual learning aspects of the programme.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12 week self-development programme which is completely free and doesn’t affect any benefits. The course is for 16 – 25 year olds who are not in education, training or employment. The course is designed to help these young adults gain the skills, qualifications and experiences needed to get back education, training or employment.

The key weeks of the programme are

  • Team building
  • Fundraising & community project – great for the CV
  • Work placement – CV’s, application forms, work experience
  • Team challenge – Helping the local community, great for the CV

The young person will also gain key skills such as road traffic safety, fire safety, first aid & money management.

If you know anyone who will benefit from a free course like this one then please let us know and we can arrange to meet up and discuss the programme with the young person or with yourself. If you would like any further information please let us know, we have also attached our leaflet which breaks down the 12 weeks, feel free to share this and the email with your colleagues and young people.

You can also find more information including films about the programme here:

Get a Job in Health & Social Care

When: Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th (taster day Wednesday 20th) January

‘Get a Job in Health & Social Care’ is a three day employability course and recruitment event. You will find out about multiple roles from within the sector, how to best understand which ones will meet your values and ambitions. There will also be Q&A’s from mentors and those working within the sector. You will be provided with a jobs pack with a variety of live vacancies then you can interview for as well as receiving support preparing for these interviews. For more information and to register interest please follow this link: Get Started with Health and Social Care (Solent) Tickets, Tue 26 Jan 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Creating a Winning CV Workshop

When: Tuesday 26th January @ 11am – 12pm

Self-employment Awareness Workshop

When: Wednesday 27th January @ 10:30am – 11:30am

Digital and Social Media Awareness Workshop

When: Thursday 28th January @10:30am – 11:30am

Preparing For Employment Workshop

When: Friday 29th January @ 10:30am – 11:30am

Free Construction Courses – Forklift or Vehicle Banksman (Includes CSCS)

Please contact for more information

Free Construction Training
Get your CSCS card and support to find a job
Forklift or Vehicle Banksman
Course starts January 2021

“Ready, Steady, Go!”

When: Starts 1st February 2021

Get ready to conquer the job market with the Employability Programme at FareShare Southern Central

With our free Employability Programme “Ready, Steady, Go!” we want to help you secure long term employment in a warehouse environment. During our Programme we will focus on offering you training, work experience and employability support to give you everything you need to get back into work.
What we offer*
• Accredited training in Food Safety & Hygiene, Health & Safety, First Aid
• Non-accredited training in warehouse operations, warehouse equipment, databases and admin (optional)
• Work experience in various warehouse roles at FS Southern Central
• Work experience with a FS Southern Central Partner Business (pending)
• Promoting a better understanding of your employability skills and individual strengths
• Employment support through information about sector-specific sought-after skills, mock-interview, CV writing support (pending)
• Increasing your mental and emotional wellbeing

What you could be doing*
• Working as part of a team to manually sort and store large deliveries of surplus food
• Helping to assemble the daily deliveries of food for local charities and community groups
• Making sure the food is within use by dates and handled safely
• Accompany our volunteer drivers to deliver and collect food
• Help load and unload the vans
• Log food orders on our online system

Who is it for?
Anyone between 18-65 who is unemployed, seeking future employment in a warehouse environment and is motivated to get started.

Facts & Figures*
• Duration of Programme: 6 months
• Hours per week: 16-25
• Start Date: Monday 1st February 2021
• End Date: Friday 30th July 2021

Recruitment Process
• Step 1 – Application: Apply for the Programme by sending us a Cover Letter (please state why you are interested in this line of work and in taking part in the Programme)
• Step 2 – Interview: If we think you are a suitable candidate, we will invite you for an interview at our Totton site
• Step 3 – Taster Sessions: Come in for two Taster Sessions so we can see you in action

Who we are
We at FareShare believe that no good food should go to waste which is why we redistribute surplus food from retailers and producers to charities and community groups who turn it into meals. The charities we work with include those that support the homeless, women’s refuges and groups for people with disabilities, older people’s lunch clubs and breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children. We are a busy warehouse, where last year alone we redistributed 678 tons of food. We are doers. We are a community.

Other perks
• This Programme and all the resources provided are free, so you don’t need to worry about any fees
• Travel expenses are available to a maximum of £10 per shift
• An informal environment full of friendly people who are passionate about their work

What next?
If you would like to take part, get in touch and call us on 07494 074223, send your Cover Letter to or mail it to
Timea Cheeseman, FareShare Southern Central, Unit 1 Sunset Business Park, Brunel Road / Nutwood Way, Calmore Industrial Estate, Totton, SO40 3WX

* Individual aspects and components of the Programme may be subject to change. If you have any questions, please ask for further information.

Get Started with Digital Skills (16-25)

When: Taster Day Tuesday 2nd February

Main programme 8th – 12th February

Where: Zoom

A week long personal development programme that gives people a chance to explore the world of web design and blogging.  Using WordPress learn how to create your own blog as well as meet new people and work on your communication and confidence.  Running virtually all participants will also receive 3 months support post programme to help support into next steps. 

Make an enquiry

Virtual Employability Course

When: Starts Wednesday 10th February 2020 10am-11:30am

We’re pleased to announce we will be running a free online Employability Course for people who want to develop their employability skills and start preparing to look for work. The course will be delivered online via Zoom, and learners will receive resources and their completion certificate through email.

Dates and times (learners must be able to attend all 3 sessions):

  • Wednesday 10th February 10am-11:30am
  • Thursday 11th February 10am-11:30am
  • Friday 12th February 10am-11:30am

The course is free for anyone aged 19+ and living in or around Southampton.

The aim of this course is to improve your confidence around getting a job and develop your employability skills. This course acts as an introduction to employability, or to refresh existing knowledge for people who have been out of work or are looking to change their career. The course is fun and relaxed and acts as a stepping stone to accredited employability courses.

After the course, learners will have the opportunity to receive ongoing support from other Employment Support Team projects, which are currently being delivered virtually.

Over the 3 sessions, the course will aim to:

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

To refer to this course, please contact or call 07811 165534.

When learners have completed an enrolment form over the phone, they will receive the codes to join the Zoom sessions.

Unlock Skills for work

When: Taster day 10th February

Main programme: 15th – 19th February

Where: MS Teams

A 5-day online employability skills programme to support young people with developing their confidence with identifying their next job. Young people will also receive a mentor for up to six months following completion of the programme

Make an enquiry

Start your own business for young people

When: Tuesday 16th February 2021 2pm-4pm

Earn your own money by working for yourself. If you are between 16 and 25 years old and not working currently then this might be a good opportunity to explore. We can help you get started. Maybe you already have an idea or maybe you need some help? We are here for you! …and it is all free!

Join us on this online workshop to find out what is involved in being self-employed, what to consider and where to start. We work with young people all over the South of England to start their own business and will team you up with your own business adviser to successfully launch your business. Come and meet with us at this exciting session and let your journey start!

Register online

This opportunity is offered to you by WSX Enterprise with funding support from the Westquay Giving Back project and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund.

Start your own business for young people

When: Tuesday 16th March 2021 2pm-4pm

Earn your own money by working for yourself. If you are between 16 and 25 years old and not working currently then this might be a good opportunity to explore. We can help you get started. Maybe you already have an idea or maybe you need some help? We are here for you! …and it is all free!

Join us on this online workshop to find out what is involved in being self-employed, what to consider and where to start. We work with young people all over the South of England to start their own business and will team you up with your own business adviser to successfully launch your business. Come and meet with us at this exciting session and let your journey start!

Register online

This opportunity is offered to you by WSX Enterprise with funding support from the Westquay Giving Back project and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund.

Online College Open Events

City College

City College have their own dedicated online open event where you can watch videos about the college and find out more about the subjects on offer.

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Find out more about college life and talk to staff and students about the courses on offer.

Itchen Sixth Form College

Itchen College has a dedicated online open event including an introduction from the principal, a facilities tour video, course videos and presentations and a Live Chat Q&A Service (3pm-4pm Monday-Friday)

St Anne’s Sixth Form

Find out more about studying at St. Anne’s Sixth Form:

Bitterne Park Sixth Form

Bitterne Park Sixth Form have shared a video on YouTube to tell you more about life at the college

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Find details of upcoming open events at

Peter Symonds College

360 virtual tour of Peter Symonds College:

Eastleigh College

Virtual open event will give the opportunity to preview the facilities and discover the courses on offer.

Totton College

A chance for prospective students to get a feel for life at Totton College.

Brockenhurst College

Virtual Open Event:

Fareham College

Online showcase introducing you to Fareham College:

Ongoing Opportunities

Southampton Library Service – Your Library from Home

Find out what’s available for you and your family at home from our libraries, there’s something for everyone and it’s all free with a library membership!
Not a member? Join online now (also free!)

Reading and Listening

Local and Family history

Online Events

Staying in touch

For regular updates and activities, follow the library service on social media:

SeaCity Museum Online Resources and Downloadable Activities

SeaCity Museum Logo Blue
The Lives. The Times

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the SeaCity Museum has put together a range of free online resources and downloadable activities for children and families to enjoy including:

  • Colouring & Activity Sheets
  • Southampton through time, Titanic and Mayflower 400 activity packs
  • The Great Big Titanic Quiz
  • Puzzles and Jigsaws

There are also virtual tours of museums and exhibitions available on Southampton City Council’s Cultural Services YouTube account

Find out more:

God’s House at Home

God’s House Tower Art & Heritage venue has a range of online activities including:

  • Make and Create Workshops – Led by local emerging artists, the Make & Create workshop series is inspired by the theme: GHT beside the sea. These artists have devised a series of creative workshops which will take place at GHT, but in the meantime these activities will let you get to know the artists and try something creative at home.
  • Decorate your own Historic Southampton postcard
  • Try your hand at water drawing
  • Lunchtime Lectures every Friday at 12:30pm
  • And much more…

Full details, activities and links can be found on their website:

Virtual Work Club

Thursdays 3pm-5pm

Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team are running a weekly virtual work club for people in Southampton needing information, advice and guidance around employment. The virtual work club will take place every Thursday 3pm-5pm starting on Thursday 25th June 2020. As part of our response to the ongoing situation, we want to give clients to opportunity to drop in to a session where they can get advice from one of our Employment Officers. The virtual work club will be running on Zoom and clients can drop in at any time in the 2 hour session. They will have the opportunity to speak 1 to 1 with a member of our team – we will be using Zoom’s ‘Breakout Rooms’ feature to ensure clients information is kept confidential, so there is no need for them to worry about discussing their case in front of other clients. At the virtual work club, we can help with:

  • IAG relating to job searching, applications and interviews
  • Creating or updating CVs
  • Advice and signposting around furlough and returning to work
  • Referral to our other projects for 1 to 1 support if required
  • Signposting to other support services

To join the virtual work club, you don’t need to have a Zoom account. All you need to do is click this link: and enter the password: 356055

Quickstart Courses

Quickstart (Brockenhurst College) are now back open and will be ready to take referrals for our courses from Wednesday July 1st. Our phone lines will be open between 10am and 2pm.

In light of the Covid-19 situation we have now put in place a few changes to make sure that we adhere to the current government guidelines;

  • Learners will be booked on to telephone IPIs with our Work and Training Advisors
  • In the centre we have introduced social distancing measures maintaining the 2 metre rule and have reduced the numbers of learners that we will have on courses so learners and tutors in classrooms are properly distanced
  • We will provide learners with access to antibacterial hand gel, as well as PPE such as disposable masks and gloves
  • Whilst with us learners will have to sign an updated code of conduct to say that they agree to adhere to our rules and procedures

Call 02380 682571 to book

City College Distance Learning Courses

At City college, make 2021 your year with our wide range of professional, technical and creative courses. Whether you are learning for work, to gain a qualification for a new career, or to learn a new skill, we have a course for everyone.

Our distance learning qualifications provide you with the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you, so you can fit your learning around your work and home life.

Level 2 courses:

Level 1 courses:

Take a look at the part-time courses we offer and see how we can help you to achieve your personal or career goals for 2021.


S2A are now recruiting young people across Southampton, Eastleigh Portsmouth and Basingstoke to start in August 2020

Skills2Achieve Functional Skills for Adult Learners

Skills2Achieve will be running Adult classes throughout the 20/21 year in Math and English Functional Skills up to level 2. Each course will run for 10 weeks.

Email or telephone 023 8021 1683.

Free Online Creative Writing Workshops

As part of ArtfulScribe’s ongoing commitment to support writers of all ages and at all stage of their creative development, we have now migrated most of our services to online platforms and these are free to attend. With regard to children and young people we are offering creative writing sessions as follows:

7-11 yrs – Junior Writers’ Club with Susmita Bhattacharya on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-11am – sign-up by emailing

11-14 yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 9.15-11am – sign up by clicking through this link:

15-18yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 11.15am-1pm – sign up by clicking this link:

18-25yrs – Mayflower Creative Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Monday evening from 7pm-8.30pm – sign-up by clicking this link:

We also have a youngwritersonline club on a Wednesday at 11.30am-1pm with Tabby Hayward aimed at secondary school and sixth form students – sign up by emailing

No Limits

No Limits are following government guidelines and have made the decision to suspend face-to-face services, however we are still here to provide advice and support to children and young people. If you are a child or young person in need of support from a Youth Worker, you can:

  • Phone: If you would like to speak to a Youth Worker on the phone, you can phone 02380 224 224 during our normal Advice Centre opening times.
  • Email: You can email to speak to a Youth Worker for advice and support. Our emails will be monitored during our normal Advice Centre opening times.
  • Web Chat: We have launched a web chat service on our website so you can speak to a member of our team. To access our web chat, visit Our web chat service will be available during our normal Advice Centre opening hours.

Our Youth workers are available to provide support during the following hours:

Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm

Details of the updates to No Limits services are:

  • Advice Centre: Our Advice Centre is now operating remotely via telephone, webchat and email. All our youth workers are still working and available to provide support on any issues, using the contact details above, during normal Advice Centre opening hours.
  • Breakout Youth service: we are offering LGBTQ+ Zoom groups to young people. Social and themed sessions – details are available by contacting Referrals to the service are still being received through this e mail account.
  • Bright Beginnings: support for young parents is continuing by telephone.
  • Community Support: for help with your tenancy or housing situation, income, benefits, bills, debts and budgeting, as well as education, training, work and life skills. Referrals are as normal and appointments are taking place over the phone.
  • Counselling: for young people aged 11 and above, phone to book an assessment by calling 02380 224224 on a Monday 10-11am. Counselling sessions are being held via Zoom or telephone, depending on client choice.
  • DASH (Drugs, alcohol support and health): referrals are as normal, appointments are taking place over the telephone. We plan to also provide support via Zoom.
  • Emergency Department: We are accepting referrals. We will triage over the phone and offer 1:1 appointments and check-ins. Referrals and signposting into specialist support.
  • Health and Wellbeing: We are providing Health and Wellbeing drop-ins for vulnerable children and children of key workers who are in school, observing social distancing.
  • Health and Wellbeing Zoom: we are accepting referrals from schools, professionals, parents and self-referrals for young people to access Zoom groups around specific topics which have been advertised directly with partners and via social media. Zoom topics include self-esteem, coping with loneliness and relationships and sex education.
  • Housing and homelessness: 1:1 support is taking place over the telephone. To speak to a youth worker, contact the Advice Centre as normal.
  • Primary Mental Health (U18 AND 18+): Referrals are being accepted on Weekly 1:1s via phone call or ‘Visionable’. Our U18 PMHWs are still triaging CAMHS referrals in the SPA. We are checking in regularly with those on the waiting list.
  • NLXtra: Help with debt and budgeting. Referrals being accepted by email and support offered via telephone or email.
  • Space 4U: for children and young people in Southampton (up to 25) and Isle of Wight (11-17) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to instant emotional and practical support. Specialist staff available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 5-8pm and Saturday 10-1.30pm.
  • Sexual health: 1:1 phone consultations with a specialist sexual health nurse are available – email to arrange. Relationships and sex education topics will be provided to young people through ZOOM upon referral. Young people can access general advice and guidance through our webchat, email or phone.
  • Social prescribing: Support for young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. We are accepting referrals as normal with assessments completed over the phone, including signposting and referring on for support.
  • Safe House and Teen Safe House: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.
  • Time4U: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.
  • Young Carers: Referrals being accepted by email. Assessments are being completed over the phone. Weekly 1:1’s are being held over the telephone and support groups meeting via Zoom
  • Youth Infinity: Support group for those on the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme. The group is meeting via Zoom.

Prince’s Trust Coronavirus Support Hub

We’ve pulled together some of the most useful advice, guidance and resources so you can continue to upskill by developing your confidence and abilities during this challenging time, as well as find the answers to your questions on work and self-employment.

We’ll continue to update our hub, so do keep visiting for the latest tools and tips – and share with your friends and family.

  • Live Chat for Advice and Guidance
  • Jobs Boards, job search and job application advice
  • £5million Enterprise Relief Fund offers grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business
  • Enterprise and self-employment advice
  • Money Management
  • Education Support
  • Confidence and Wellbeing
  • CV Support
  • #Can’tTalkWrite activity toolkits

Find out more by visiting or calling 0800 842 842

Totton College Flexible Learning Courses

Funded qualifications delivered online with access to your own individual assessor/mentor. Industry recognised certifications delivered over up to 12 weeks. Available to the employed and unemployed. For your immediate enrolment contact

There are many streams of funding available to employers and their employees to upskill their workforce at little to no cost*. We offer a range of short courses that deliver long-lasting results, you can develop your employee’s skill sets with enriching courses which maximise efficiency, increase motivation, and boost business productivity. Watch your team flourish as you create a more committed and skilled workforce.

Courses available:

  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
  • Principles of Business Administration
  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent · Principles of Team Leading

*Subject to Adult Education Budget eligibility declaration completion at application.

Saints Learning Accredited Qualifications and E-Learning

Southampton Football Club’s range of accredited Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and e-learning qualifications provide certainty and belief in the abilities of those who achieve them. Courses are designed to fit around participants’ busy schedules, with expert-led training to bridge the gap between career ambition and career progression.

Accredited Qualifications
We provide training to reach the industry-recognised standards that enable ambitious, determined people to push on with their lives and careers. These are our selected suites of formally recognised and accredited qualifications. Please enquire for learning options.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Level 2 Team Leading
  • Level 3 Principles of Management & Leadership
  • Level 4 Management & Leadership
  • Level 5 Management & leadership


  • Food Safety – Level 1
  • Food Safety – Level 2
  • Food Safety – Level 3
  • Health & Safety – Level 1
  • Health & Safety – Level 2
  • Health & Safety – Level 3

General e-Learning:

  • Conflict Management
  • Communication
  • Team Work

Find out more:

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

Portsmouth City Council Employment and Skills

The Employment and Skills provision supports individuals and local business through a range of targeted programmes. All participants also benefit from additional support from our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator who can support a range of healthy living initiatives including weight management and smoking cessation work.

Our experienced Employment Advisors work with people to help them overcome barriers to employment through a range of funded programmes. This can include helping individuals to consider new approaches to work, new career options and retraining as well as supporting direct job search activities.

We support local employers to recruit, often working with them to consider diversifying their workforce to support individuals with disabilities enter the employment market.

Support for the unemployed – Our fully-supported service works with employers to help recruit and retain staff to enrich your workforce. Our employment, learning and skills department deliver government-funded programmes to support those facing barriers to employment, including disabilities. Individuals can join these programmes by getting in touch, or can be referred through the Job Centre

Construction Skills Fund – This unique training opportunity for unemployed individuals aged 18+ provides a 2 week course to obtain their CSCS cards.

CSCS Cards – For those with industry experience a short course experience is available at costs to support individuals into work. Please apply for current prices.

Contact details

The You Trust

Young Lives

For further information, please contact:

  • For the New Forest area, telephone: 02380 668441
  • For the Dorset area, telephone: 01305 789028 or 01305 213783

New Forest and Dorset Young People

Our vision is for every young person to become a positive force for change in their own life, and the lives of others, whatever their background or circumstance. In this way they will make a successful transition to adulthood with the capabilities they need to become happy, healthy, valued members of the community, fully equipped to access employment and achieve their aspirations. We give young people the tools they need for life, work and a better future through having a voice so they can influence the world around them. We create innovative and inspiring programmes in partnership with young people and deliver them to community-cased and targeted youth organisations. Through key-working, we help young people to:

  • Work in staying safe
  • Manage their accommodation
  • Find work
  • Develop life skills
  • Avoid isolation
  • Prepare for more independent living
  • Get into college
  • Find a job
  • Join a sports or social club

RCS Services

A community organisation that works across Hampshire to deliver support and opportunities for people. We pride ourselves on supplying a quality service by utilising our own expertise, as well as the expertise of our many partners, to achieve the common goal to improve the wellbeing and life experiences of the community around us.

RCS offer a vast range of courses in a wide number of locations around Hampshire –

Employment Training Programme covering Andover, Romsey and Basingstoke –

Phone: Romsey – 01794 522106
Andover – 01264 359223

Email: (Andover office)

Seetec Pluss

Areas Covered: Gosport, Havant & Newport

Call: 0800 334 5525


Hampshire County Council

A new helpline is now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents.

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. (Calls charged at local rate.) Or you can request a call-back from the helpline by completing the call-back request form.

The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm, and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need assistance with practical issues.

Please note the service is for people currently residing in the county of Hampshire. If you are a resident of Southampton, Portsmouth or the Isle of Wight, and call the number above, you will be signposted to their respective local support numbers.

Hive Portsmouth

Hive Portsmouth is currently dedicated to supporting our most vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are an individual in need of help please call the helpline:
Portsmouth Residents in PO1 – PO6 postcodes:
☏ Helpline: 023 9261 6709 (Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday – Friday)

Residents in other PO postcodes:
☏ The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline
Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000 (Lines are open 9am-5pm)

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