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.
City College Southampton Open Event
When: Saturday 10th November 2018 10am-12pm
Where: City College Southampton, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR
023 8048 4848
Brockenhurst College Open Day
When: Saturday 10th November 2018 10am-2pm
Where: Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE
Totton College Open Evening
When: Wednesday 14th November 2018 5.30pm-7.30pm
Where: Totton College, Calmore Road, Totton, SO40 3ZX
023 8087 4874
Sparsholt College Open Day
When: Saturday 17th November 2018 10am-2pm
Where: Sparsholt College Hampshire, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF
GET STARTED WITH EMERGENCY RESPONSE
When: Monday 19th November–23rd November 2018
Where: St Mary’s Fire Station, Southampton
The Prince’s Trust and Hampshire Fire and Rescue 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 as a group to respond to an emergency incident and showcase at the end at final celebration
- Gain a First Aid Qualification during the programme
- Have a Reunion Day tour of Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance HQ
- Meet representatives from all emergency services throughout the programme.
- Meet new people and improve your confidence.
- Receive up to three months’ progression support from the Prince’s Trust to help you find further work or training.
This course will run from Monday 19th November–23rd November 2018 at: St Mary’s Fire Station
A taster day will take place at St Marys Fire Station on Wednesday 14th November.
To register your interest or to find out more please contact us:
Call: 0800 842842 or Text: ‘Response’ to 07943511218 and we’ll call you back.
SETA Open Evening
When: Monday 19th November 2018 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where: SETA, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LJ
Eastleigh College School Leaver Open Event
When: Wednesday 21st November 2018 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS
National Careers Service Executive Workshop
When: Wednesday 21st November 2018 10am-3:30pm
Where: Basepoint, Southampton
Group Workshop with approx. 12 attendees covering…..
- Skills analysis
- Your Brand
- What are employers looking for?
- Labour Market Information
- CV hints and tips
- Hidden job hunting techniques
- Electronic job hunting ideas
- Interview techniques
- Digital and Social Media
- Sharing of good ideas, methods and techniques
A chance to network with like-minded individuals This day long workshop is open to management level clients as well as graduates or those looking to upskill.
Please call 01329 559169 to book
City College Southampton Open Event
When: Thursday 22nd November 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: City College Southampton, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1AR
Create Self-Employment Course
When: Starts Tuesday 27th November 2018 10am-1pm
Where: Southampton Voluntary Services, Kingsland Square, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NW
Do you have an idea and passion that you want to turn into a business?
Are you currently self-employed or running a business and need to update your knowledge about running your business?
Radian invite you to ‘stop thinking, start creating’ with our new self-employment course ‘Create’. We have secured European funding to offer FREE self employment courses and additional support to people living in six key areas over the next three years including Southampton and Eastleigh.
The project is being delivered by Radian’s award winning Employment, Support and Training (EST) team, who specialise in supporting residents into employment and training and have successfully supported over 100 business start ups. Learn step by step how best to start, what to consider and plan for, as well as addressing all the necessary legalities so that you can have the best possible start with the right tools and information. With our team of experts, we will support you during our course with FREE 1:1 mentoring, specialised workshops and an online helpdesk. All we ask is for your commitment, passion and drive! The 10 week ‘CREATE’ course could be the start of your entrepreneurial journey; come along to our introduction day to find out more! Full dates are as follows: Nov 27, Dec 13 (2018), Jan 8, 22, 29 (2019) – all are 10am – 1pm sessions.
SAFE Choices Course
When: Starts Tuesday 8th January 2019
Where: Kingsland Square St. Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NW
Start date: Tue 8th Jan – 6th Feb 2019
Every Tuesday & Wednesday for 5 weeks
10:00am – 3:30pm
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
Who is the Self-Employment Project for?
People aged 18 and over
You might have an idea for a business, be in the process of getting started, or you may want support with your existing business
People living in Southampton Council Housing
Must live under the Southampton City Council Boundaries
What can the project offer?
IAG to help you start your own business
Advice on how to access funding and training
Access to Work Clubs around the city
Signposting and referral to any other appropriate provison
How can I refer?
What happens next?
You will be allocated to one of 3 employment officers working on TEEM
You will be directly contacted to arrange an initial meeting
What happens in the first meeting?
Your employment officer will complete the initial paperwork with you including an assessment form and a consent form
You will work with your employment officer to create an action plan and set goals that you want to achieve
Your employment officer will discuss the support that is available and encourage you to explore different opportunities that are available
British Heart Foundation Traineeship Opportunities
Tai Chi / Walking Groups
Where: Wheatsheaf Trust / Southampton City Centre
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
Saints Street FC
When: Every Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Millbrook, SO15 0JZ
Are you aged 16-25 and not in education, employment or training?
Join Saints Street FC for free Street Football sessions. There will be training, matches, tournaments and employability support.
Street Football is a fast paced four-a-side version of the 11-a-side game. Street Football is easy to learn for players with different amounts of football experience. It’s also exciting to watch and play, with rules favouring the attacking team.
For more information and to sign up, please call 07388 949398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Options Individualised Support
Youth Options offer individualised key worker support for youth people who need assistance returning to employment, education or training.
They will give one to one support to identify a young person’s needs and design a personalised plan to develop areas such as social and emotional development, skills and qualifications and improve aspirations by sign posting, activity days and group activities.
They can offer support through home visits or by meeting in the community as an individual requires.
For more information, or to refer, please contact email@example.com or call 07917 343846
Skills2Achieve 19+ Functional Skills
When: Starts September 2018
Kiwi Employability Courses
Kiwi Functional Skills and Level 1 Courses
Job Club and Tea and Tech
When: Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Townhill Park Community Centre, Meggeson Avenue, SO18 2FH
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:
Learning and Skills Solutions
Learners can sign up every week and the duration varies, the shortest courses are 3 weeks long, the longest 3 months.
ESOL – 5 levels, intensive 4 week course or once a week 2-3 months
Functional Skills English and Maths 3-15 weeks depending on an initial level
CSCS card with Health & Safety Level 1 – 3 weeks
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07786 042128 for more information
DA Training and Consultancy Traineeships & Study Programme
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!!!
For more information please contact No Limits on 023 8022 4224
No Limits SEE for your Future
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 email@example.com or sign up directly via this link: https://southamptoncitycouncil.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=147326230244
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
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