Everything you need to know about careers events, training courses and employment opportunities coming up in Southampton. Here are just a few of the upcoming opportunities in the area that can help kickstart your career. Please contact us if you want to advertise your careers event.


 Solent Hotel & Spa Recruitment Event

When: Thursday 26th October 2017 5.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saints Foundation Fans In Training Course

When: Thursday 26th October 2017 5pm-6.30pm for 12 weeks

Where: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

This free course starts on Thursday 26th October and runs for 12 weeks. 18 spaces are available to Southampton residents aged 35 and over.

Participants will attend the stadium every Thursday evening 17:00-18:30

Participants will get to take part in educational workshops and physical activity sessions at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Free kit and scientific equipment for each participant

Great way to get healthier and stay active.

For more information, or to book a place, please contact Paul Hedges by calling 023 8071 8605 or emailing phedges@saintsfc.co.uk


Sign up for a spicy cooking class

When: Friday 27th October 2017 10am-1pm

Where: City College Southampton

WestQuay and City College are spicing up Autumn, by launching a funded cooking class with local TV chef, restaurant owner and MasterChef champion, Shelina Permallo.

Residents can register their interest to take part in the cookery classes through a written application process and successful candidates will be chosen to attend the session at City College Southampton.  A voluntary donation towards the Haiti appeal is encouraged for those that take part.

During the class, Shelina will be providing top tips on cooking on a budget, insight into how to make food go further and how to make the perfect meal for one. Participants will also receive a signed copy of Shelina’s brand new recipe book ‘The Sunshine Diet’, which explains how to eat more healthily without compromising on flavour.  Shelina owns Lakaz Maman in Bedford Place.

The class will take place from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Friday 27th October . Those interested should contact Jon Brookes, Community Manager at Hammerson at jon.brookes@hammerson.com or ring 020 7887 1873 to receive an application form.

Jon Brookes, Community Manager at Hammerson, said: “We are delighted to offer these classes to the residents of Southampton in partnership with Shelina. We are committed to supporting our community and encouraging people to hone their creative skills and we hope Shelina’s signature sunny recipes will help brighten up the winter, whilst providing some useful and practical cookery guidance for our residents


Southampton Teenage Market

When: Saturday 28th October 2017

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

Hammerson (the owners of Westquay shopping centre), have announced their second Teenage Market on Saturday 28th October. The Market will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm within the shopping centre.

15 stalls are available for free to those aged 13 – 25. Preference will be given to those living within the City of Southampton and Hampshire. Applications are welcome from groups, colleges and schools as well as individuals.

Unfortunately, Westquay cannot accommodate any performers at this Teenage Market.

More information about the event and registration information can be found here: theteenagemarket.co.uk/events/southampton-teenage-market-2

For further information, please contact James Rogers – Hammerson Community Executive at: james.rogers@hammerson.com


SAFE Wellbeing Choices Course

When: Starts Wednesday 8th November 2017

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

This course is designed for people aged 18 – 65 adults who are either long-term unemployed or who have confidence and self-esteem issues.

Candidates have often attended other formal provision for confidence and employability but have been unable to benefit from it.

The clients we work with face multiple barriers to employment around confidence, self-esteem, depression and anxiety, physical conditions and attitudinal barriers caused by feeling institutionalised and out of control.

Wellbeing Choices will help them face their barriers and bring about increased motivation and transformed thinking, attitude and behaviour so they can get the maximum benefit from Work Coach/Key Worker support to progress into employment, training or community involvement.

It will help them plan for realistic and fulfilling work that matches their strengths, skills and motivations.

It is for those struggling with low confidence, self-esteem and motivation but who want to change their situation and progress in their lives.

The course will enable them to identify their skills and strengths, along with a healthy way of thinking about themselves and their situation so that their motivation increases.

Although Wellbeing Choices is an intensive 50-hour programme, it is delivered in a relational, informal and interactive way.

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

The course will be run in Dukes Keep Marsh Lane Southampton on the following dates betweek 10am and 3.30pm:

  • Wednesday 8th November & Thursday 9th November
  • Wednesday 15th November & Thursday 16th November
  • Wednesday 22nd November & Thursday 23rd November
  • Wednesday 29th November & Thursday 30th November
  • Wednesday 6th November & Thursday 7th November
  • Followed by three half day support and action planning sessions

To make a referral to this course, please contact Maddie on 023 8070 2222 or by emailing Maddie.King@safe.org.uk to arrange motivational interview (approx. 30 minutes). Interviews are held at Dukes Keep or convenient public space.


Level 1 Warehousing Course

When: Closing date Friday 10th November, course runs: Monday 13th November – Friday 24th November 2017 9am-5pm

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 or develop those in retail or with an interest in Warehousing, even if currently working.

The course covers a range of employability and work skills topics Warehousing and Storage, Including, Customer service, Health and Safety, Picking and Sorting Goods and Maintaining hygienic standards and safe disposal of waste and team work.

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 19+
  • Claiming JSA, ESA, IS, WRAG, UC
  • Studying at Entry Level 3 or above

To make a referral to this course, please contact Emma by emailing Emma.byrne@southampton-ac.uk or calling 07919 212934 by Friday 10th November 2017.


SAFE Choices for Change

When: Closing Date: 11th November 2017 – Course starts Tuesday 14th November 2017 (2 days a week for 5 weeks) 10am-3.30pm

Where: James Street Church, James Street, Southampton, SO14 1PH

This course is designed for adults (aged 19-65 years) who are stuck and have struggled to benefit from help with other formal provision.

Beneficiaries will be struggling with a range of barriers to employment, specifically long-term unemployment, physical and mental health barriers, social barriers including homelessness, and chaotic lifestyles, living in an area of multiple deprivation. These barriers mean the beneficiary is currently unable to actively seek employment.

Choices for Change will help them progress towards work, training or community involvement.

It is for those struggling with multiple barriers leading to low confidence, self-esteem and motivation but who want to change their situation and progress in their lives.

The course will enable them to identify their skills and strengths, along with a healthy way of thinking about themselves and their situation so that their motivation increases. It is an informal, interactive course.

The course runs on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 14 November and Wednesday 15 November
  • Tuesday 21 November and Wednesday 22 November
  • Tuesday 28 November and Wednesday 29 November
  • Tuesday 5 December and Wednesday 6 December
  • Tuesday 12 December and Wednesday 13 December
  • Followed by three half day support and action planning sessions

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Eligibility:

  • Aged 19-65
  • Claiming Incapacity/Disability Benefits and PIPs or Universal Credit with similar markers
  • The course is aimed at people who have been out of work for a long time with health and social barriers meaning they are currently unable to seek full time employment

To make a referral to this course, please email choices@safe.org.uk or call 023 8070 2222 to arrange a 30 minute motivational interview to be held at Dukes Keep or another convenient public space.

For more information, please visit http://www.safe.org.uk/


City College Southampton Open Morning

When: Saturday 11th November 2017 10am-12.30pm

Where: St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.southampton-city.ac.uk


SETA Open Evening

When: Monday 13th November 2017 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

http://www.setatraining.co.uk/apprenticeships/current_vacancies.html

 

No need to book – just turn up and find out how we can help!

 

For more information, call 023 8077 1908, email: info@seta-training.co.uk or visit www.seta-training.co.uk


EY Careers Schools Choices Evening

When: Thursday 16th November 2017 6pm

Where: EY Southampton,19 Threefield Lane, Southampton, SO14 3QB

Start today. Change tomorrow.

You’ll be amazed what you can learn in such a short space of time. The EY Choices open evenings show school leavers what life’s like at a leading global business like ours, so you can decide whether EY is the right place for you to start your career. We’ll help you to understand how you can make better decisions about your future career, explain the different options available at EY and you’ll get to meet some of our current trainees and senior people.

Wherever you go next, it’s a great way to begin your journey. Find out more: ukcareers.ey.com/schools/events-and-contacts/events/face-to-face-events/schools-choices-evening-southampton

Location: EY Southampton,19 Threefield Ln, Southampton, SO14 3QB

Register here


Southampton Jobs Fair Local

When: Friday 17th November 2017 10am-2pm

Where: Novotel Southampton Hotel, 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA

In partnership with the Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association

Southampton Jobs Fair Local is a continuing initiative by the Southampton Jobs Fair Partnership to give people the opportunity for face to face engagement with handpicked employers who are willing to support individuals into employment.

We are pleased to welcome clients of Southampton Jobcentre Plus, PeoplePlus, Wheatsheaf Trust, Maximus, Shaw Trust and our own Employment Support Team to the next Southampton Jobs Fair Local.

November’s Jobs Fair will have a focus on careers within Hospitality, particularly jobs associated with hotels. As well as live job vacancies, there will also be plenty of training and volunteering opportunities available with local employers from around Southampton.

Keep checking back for organisations that have confirmed they will be attending. Confirmed exhibitors so far include:

  • Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team
  • Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association

If you would like to attend the Jobs Fair Local, please register on Eventbrite and state which time slot you would like to attend at.  For more information, please contact the Employment Support Team at Southampton City Council on 023 8091 7585. Please note, if you are claiming benefits, you may need to inform your work coach at the Jobcentre or ask them to sign you up to attend.


Get Started with Stewarding Course

When: Taster Day: Tuesday 21st November 2017 – Main Course: Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017

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

The Prince’s Trust and Southampton Football Club are offering a free 1 week stewarding course for unemployed people aged 16-25. The programme will support you to:

  • Work towards a Level 2 award in understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • Learn new skills from a professional club
  • Improve teamwork, communication and confidence
  • Gain certificates and references upon completion
  • Receive three months support after the programme
  • Guaranteed pre-interviews for stewarding positions at the club

To register a place on the course or for more information, please call 023 8020 6989 or email james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk

 

 


Itchen Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Tuesday 21st November 2017 5pm-8pm

Where: Middle Road, Bitterne, Southampton, SO19 7TB

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.itchen.ac.uk


Eastleigh College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 4.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.eastleigh.ac.uk


Totton College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: Calmore Road, Totton, SO40 3ZX

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.totton.ac.uk


City College Southampton Open Evening

When: Thursday 23rd November 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm

Where: St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR

Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication but always confirm dates and times with the college before attending any events

www.southampton-city.ac.uk


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

http://www.setatraining.co.uk/apprenticeships/current_vacancies.html

No need to book – just turn up and find out how we can help!

For more information, call 023 8077 1908, email: info@seta-training.co.uk or visit www.seta-training.co.uk


Ongoing Opportunities


TEEM Work ClubsTEEM Poster 2017

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.prior@southampton.gov.uk

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

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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 tenant.involvement@southampton.gov.uk

 


 

Construction Work Experience on a major development site

When: Ongoing

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 tim.naylor@southampton.gov.uk


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

 

 


Stepping StonesStepping Stones Welfare Reforms Support

When: Ongoing

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 t.barrett@wheatsheaftrust.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 joanne.basham@hants.org.uk


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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: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk


Make Our Rights Reality (MORR)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

 


CarillionCarillion 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 lin.seikus@carillionplc.com

 

 

 

 

 


No Limits Work ClubNo 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

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 youthforum@southampton.gov.uk or sign up directly via this link: https://southamptoncitycouncil.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=147326230244


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.

 

 

 


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