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. 

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iPad & Android training for beginners

When: Thursday 18th January 2018

Where: Portswood Library

A great introduction to iPads and Android tablets for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own an iPad or Android tablet but would like to get more out of it. We have devices available to use on the day if you don’t own one. No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free.

iPad session – 10.30am to 12.30pm / Android session – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

To register your interest for any of the courses listed below please contact 023 8083 2971 or email: dean.wilson@southampton.gov.uk


 

Using and Managing Emails Course for council tenants and leaseholders

When: Friday 19th January 2018 10am-12pm

Where: Challis Court, Holyrood

Email is by far the most popular way of communicating – and with smart phones and tablets its quick and easy to send your friends and contacts an email. This two week course shows you how to set up and email account, add photos and attachments to your messages and lots more.

This course is free for council tenants and leaseholders.

To book, please contact Southampton City Council by emailing here or phoning 023 8083 3185.


Pre-Apprentice Multi Trade

When: Closing date Friday 19th January 2018

Where: Southampton

The Rainbow Project have a 12 month opportunity for a Pre-apprenticeship with a great organisation in general housing maintenance. The right person will be spending time with different trades during the 12 months including carpentry, plastering, plumbing, gas and electrical. If the young person is successful, they will then have the option to complete a full apprenticeship in their preferred trade.

Initially 25 hours per week though this can be increased after the probation period – National Minimum Wage according to their age.

Applicants must have a practical aptitude and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in building maintenance. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to work in this field but is unsure as to which discipline they would like to specialise in.

Applications are welcome from disadvantaged / vulnerable people aged 16- 24, who may have experienced poor outcomes as a result of living in care, or having mental health issues, learning difficulties or an offending background. In addition they may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Applications are welcomed from candidates living in the SO14 to SO19 postcode areas of the city.

If you feel you have a suitable young person, please complete a referral form and send to info@therainbowproject.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 19th January 2018


Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

When: Course starts Monday 22nd January 2018 – Course runs 5 days per week (35 hours a week for 15 weeks)

Where: Unit A, B & C Brooklands Courtyard, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LJ

Funded Construction Crafts Skills Course providing:

  • Level 1 Bricklaying Diploma
  • Employability Skills (CV writing, Job application/Interview skills)
  • Functional skills (Maths and/or English Entry level 3, Level 1 or Level 2
  • H&S training including CSCS card
  • Full PPE
  • Labour Market signposting to real Construction jobs and opportunities

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age: 19+ years old
  • Benefits: In receipt of Universal Credit or ESA Support measures
  • Will be required to sit Maths and English assessments with aim of achieving a minimum Entry Level 3, followed by an Interview immediately if successful
  • Must not already hold Level 1 in Bricklaying
  • As course is 15 weeks, Applicants to agree attendance with their JCP Work Coach before applying

For more information, please contact Lin Seikus on 023 8078 6161 0r 07898 187322 or email Lin.seikus@carillionplc.com

Apply online before 19th January: www.carillionapprenticeships.com


Employability Course

When: Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th January 2018 10am-3pm

Where: Southampton Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LW

We are excited to announce our next 3 day Employability Training Course for learners aged 19 and over and living in Southampton. Please note, you do not have to be claiming benefits to access this course.

The course aims to:

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

If you would like to book a place on the course, please contact Francesca Prior (Francesca.prior@southampton.gov.uk) or call 07811 165129.

Alternatively, you can drop in to our Work Club at Central Library on a Thursday between 3pm and 5pm to sign up to the free training.


Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme

When: Starts Monday 29th January 2018

Where: Prince’s Trust Solent Centre, 61-64 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2NS

The Fairbridge Programme is a FREE Personal Development Programme for young people aged 16 – 25 who are currently unemployed or who lack the skills or confidence to engage in full time training or education 

ACCESS – Is an introductory week where the young people will take part in activities such as climbing, raft-building and a two night residential. Young People also have the opportunity to achieve the Prince’s Trust Personal Development and Employability skills qualification

FOLLOW-ON – is an individually tailored journey where young people pick and choose the sessions they want to attend. What kind of activities do we offer?

  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Budgeting and employability sessions
  • Bush craft and outdoor cooking sessions
  • Conservation and community projects

1:1 SUPPORT – Throughout the programme Young People will be supported by a dedicated worker who will help them set goals and work with them to develop the skills to help them move towards a positive outcome

IN ADDITION – Young People will have the opportunity to build their skills base, developing their numeracy and literacy with the support of specialist staff

MOVING ON – When the time is right for the young people to leave the programme they are supported into positive outcomes and will received 3 months of follow up support from their dedicated worker

INTERESTED?

Contact Paul after 4th January 2018 on 02380 206985 / 07717 487993 or email paul.creeden@princes-trust.org.uk  to hear more about the programme and book an induction. The next course starts 29th January 2018.


Get into the NHS’ with The Prince’s Trust, The NHS & Totton College: February 2018

When: Taster Day Wednesday 31st January 2018 – Main Delivery Monday 5th February – Friday 23rd February 2018

Where: Taster Day – Southampton General Hospital, Main Delivery Wheatsheaf House for first week and General Hospital for second week

If you are aged 16-30, work ready but unemployed and interested in a career within the health and social care sector, then join our free four-week programme where you will:

  • Get an introduction to the NHS and insight into NHS careers
  • Receive Public Health Training
  • Work placement in a variety of roles at Southampton General Hospital
  • Employment and traineeships available for the right young people
  • Improve your team work, communication, CV writing, interviewing skills and boost your confidence
  • Receive six months support after the programme to help you to find a job
  • Travel costs reimbursed for the duration of the programme (including the taster day)

*We are looking for young people who are work ready and genuinely interested in working within the NHS sector*

Dates:

Taster day: 31st January 2018 (Southampton General Hospital)

Main course delivery: Monday 5th February – Friday 9th February (Wheatsheaf House, Southampton City Centre)

Monday 12th February-Friday 23rd February (Southampton General Hospital)

To register your interest or for more information, please contact Joe on 02380 622662 email joseph.harket-burgess@princes-trust.org or text ‘NHS’ to 07943 511218.

Eligible young people will be invited and required to attend a taster day on Wednesday 31st January where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the NHS, get a feel for the programme and meet the group.


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Thursday 1st February 2018 6pm-8.30pm

Where: Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5RL

Telephone: 023 8051 1811

Email: email@richardtaunton.ac.uk

Website: Richard Taunton Sixth Form College


Sparsholt College Open Morning

When: Saturday 3rd February 2018 10am-2pm

Where: Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NF

Telephone: 019 6277 6441

Email: enquiry@sparsholt.ac.uk

Website: Sparsholt College


Totton College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 7th February 2018 5.30pm-7.30pm

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

Telephone 02380 874874

Website Totton College


Get Started with Football Coaching

When: Taster Day Wednesday 14th February 2018, main delivery 19th February – 27th February 2018

Where: Goals, Millbrook

If you are aged 16-25 living in Southampton or the surrounding areas and into ‘Football’ but out of work then Get Started with us and achieve your goals.

Join our FREE 5 day football programme running: 12th February – 20th February 2018 where you can:

  • Learn coaching skills from Southampton Football Club professional coaches
  • Gain a FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football, FA First Aid, and FA Safe Guarding
  • Meet new people, build confidence, and improve your communication and teamwork skills
  • Get three months support after the programme to help you into further education, training or employment

Travel costs reimbursed and lunch provided for the duration of the programme:

Taster day:     Wednesday 7th February (Goals, Millbrook)

Programme:       12th February – 20th February 2018 (Goals, Millbrook)

Phone: 02380 622662 or text “Football Saints” to 07943511218, alternatively you can email joseph.harket-burgess@princes–trust.org.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


City College Southampton Open Evening

When: Thursday 8th March 2018 5.30pm-7.30pm

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

Telephone: 023 8048 4848

Email: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk

Website: Southampton City College


Sparsholt College Open Morning

When: Saturday 10th March 2018 10am-2pm

Where: Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, SO21 2NF

Telephone: 019 6277 6441

Email: enquiry@sparsholt.ac.uk

Website: Sparsholt College


iPad & Android training for beginners

When: Monday 12th March 2018

Where: Lordshill Library

A great introduction to iPads and Android tablets for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own an iPad or Android tablet but would like to get more out of it. We have devices available to use on the day if you don’t own one. No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free.

Android session – 10.30am to 12.30pm / iPad session – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

To register your interest for any of the courses listed below please contact 023 8083 2971 or email: dean.wilson@southampton.gov.uk


iPad & Android training for beginners

When: Tuesday 13th March 2018

Where: Central Library

A great introduction to iPads and Android tablets for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own an iPad or Android tablet but would like to get more out of it. We have devices available to use on the day if you don’t own one. No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free.

Android session – 10.30am to 12.30pm / iPad session – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

To register your interest for any of the courses listed below please contact 023 8083 2971 or email: dean.wilson@southampton.gov.uk


iPad & Android training for beginners

When: Wednesday 14th March 2018

Where: Bitterne Library

A great introduction to iPads and Android tablets for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own an iPad or Android tablet but would like to get more out of it. We have devices available to use on the day if you don’t own one. No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free.

Android session – 10.30am to 12.30pm / iPad session – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

To register your interest for any of the courses listed below please contact 023 8083 2971 or email: dean.wilson@southampton.gov.uk


iPad & Android training for beginners

When: Saturday 17th March 2018

Where: Shirley Library

A great introduction to iPads and Android tablets for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Equally suitable for those who own an iPad or Android tablet but would like to get more out of it. We have devices available to use on the day if you don’t own one. No prior knowledge is necessary and the session is completely free.

Android session – 10.30am to 12.30pm / iPad session – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

To register your interest for any of the courses listed below please contact 023 8083 2971 or email: dean.wilson@southampton.gov.uk


Eastleigh College Parents’ Open Event

When: Tuesday 20th March 2018 4.30pm-7.30pm

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

Telephone: 023 8091 1299

Email: goplaces@eastleigh.ac.uk

Website: Eastleigh College


CTP Employment Fair

When: Thursday 11th October 2018

Where: Southampton

Whether you’re still considering your options or ready for the civilian job market, don’t miss out on this fantastic networking opportunity where you might just find your next job!

Each Employment Fair will have up to 90 national and local companies in attendance who will be offering a wide range of employment opportunities for leavers of the Armed Forces. Check the events calendar on the CTP website for the most up to date information on which companies are exhibiting.

To book your place, call the Central Bookings Team on 0203 162 4410.

Please note: This event is open to serving and ex-military personnel who have pre-registered to attend through the Career Transition Partnership, and not to the general public.

If you are an employer and interested in exhibiting at CTP events, please email us at CTPEvents@ctp.org.uk

For more information about this event, please visit: www.ctp.org.uk/events/details/CTP+Employment+Fair-488643


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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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.

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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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


Kiwi Employability Courses

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kiwi Functional Skills and Level 1 Courses

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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


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: 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

 


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

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


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.

 

 

 


Out of Area Support

Do you need support finding work but live outside of Southampton? Check out these job clubs and support services from elsewhere in Hampshire


Totton College Job Club

When: Every Wednesday 1pm-4.30pm

Where: Forest First Nursery, Heather Road, Fawley, Southampton, SO45 1DZ

To book a place at the Job Club, please contact the Projects Team at Totton College on 023 8042 7353

 

 


RCS Job Clubs

When: Various times and days in the week

Where: Basingstoke and Andover

Get free one to one help to find work at one of four RCS Job Clubs

Tuesday: Basingstoke Discovery Centre 9.30am-12.30pm

Wednesday: Longmeadow Centre, Andover 10am-2pm

Wednesday: Basingstoke Discovery Centre 9.30am-3pm

Thursday: Oakridge Hall for All, Basingstoke 9.30am-12.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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