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.


GCSE Results Day Drop In Support

When: Thursday 24th August 2017

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

If you’re getting your GCSE results this summer and want to talk about your next steps, come to the No Limits Centre in the High Street from 2PM until 4PM to discuss what your options are and to get  some support from a trained adviser.

No booking necessary.


Warehouse (Level 1) Course 10 days

When: Thursday 24th August 2017

Where: learndirect, Ground Floor, 1-8 Ogle Road, Southampton, SO14 7FB

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

Please call 0345 2412 533 to book learners in for an Information, Advice and Guidance session for this course.


Prince’s Trust Team ProgrammeTeam programme

When: Currently recruiting for September 2017

Where: Southampton, Rushmoor and Gosport

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently recruting for their 12 week Team Programme which is starting in September. The programme is for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training.

The programme helps young people to improve their confidence and learn new skills, which will help prepare them for the world of work.

To join the free programme, text ‘TEAM’ to 07918 887897

For more information, please visit www.hantsfire.gov.uk/princestrust   

 

 


Introduction to ICT – Digital Skills (Entry Level 3) Course 10 days

When: Friday 8th September 2017

Where: learndirect, Ground Floor, 1-8 Ogle Road, Southampton, SO14 7FB

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

Please call 0345 2412 533 to book learners in for an Information, Advice and Guidance session for this course.


SAFE Choices for ChangeSAFE

When: Starts Tuesday 12th September 2017 for 5 weeks

Where: Southampton

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.

Ongoing support is available post course to help beneficiaries achieve their goals.

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

The dates for the course are:

  • Tuesday 12 Wednesday 13 September
  • Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 September
  • Tuesday 26 Wednesday 27 September
  • Tuesday 3  Wednesday 4 October
  • Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 October
  • Followed by three half day support and action planning sessions

If you are interested in this course, please email choices@safe.org.uk or call 023 8070 2222 to arrange motivational interview (approx. 30 minutes) Interviews are held at Dukes Keep or convenient public space.


Prince’s Trust: ‘Get Into Retail’ in partnership with M&SMake your mark

When: Monday 18th September – Friday 13th October 2017

Where: Southampton or Hedge End

The programme is for young people who are NEET (not in employment, education or training) aged 16-25 and live in Southampton, Hedge End, Eastleigh or the close surrounding areas, that are work ready and interested in a career within the retail sector.

What does the programme offer:

  • Learn about customer service and the various customer service roles at Marks & Spencer
  • Get on-the-job training in a Marks & Spencer store (West Quay or Hedge End)
  • Get regular feedback and guidance via a dedicated buddy
  • Guaranteed interviews for positions at M&S
  • Improve your teamwork and communication skills and boost your confidence, interview skills and your CV at the same time
  • Receive up to six months support after the programme to help you find a job

Young people referred and assessed to be suitable for this programme must attend an information session on either 5th or 6th September at The Prince’s Trust Solent Centre

**Please be aware that due to the success and popularity of this course recruitment may need to be closed early if all spaces are taken up**

How to apply:

To make a referral please request, complete and return a referral form to: james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk . If a young person has any criminal convictions/offences please can you also request, complete and return a clearance form along with the referral form.  If you have any questions or require further information please contact James on 02380 206989, 07943 511218 or  james.trezise@princes-trust.org.uk


Daily Echo Job fair

When: Tuesday 19th September 10am – 3pm

Where: O2 Guildhall Southampton

www.dailyecho.co.uk/jobs/jobsfair


Fareham College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 27th September 2017 5pm-8pm

Where: Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, PO14 1NH

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.fareham.ac.uk


City College Southampton Open Evening

When: Tuesday 3rd October 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


Barton Peveril College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 4th October & Thursday 5th October 2017 5.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA

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.barton-peveril.ac.uk


Brockenhurst College Open Day

When: Saturday 7th October 2017 10am-1pm

Where: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE

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

brock.ac.uk


Itchen Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Thursday 12th October 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


Get Inspired logoGet Inspired Southampton

When: Saturday 14th October 2017 10am-3pm

Where: Southampton Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton, SO14 7LP

We are delighted to announce that Get Inspired will return to the O2 Guildhall Southampton on Saturday 14th October 2017.

The event is aimed at young people and their families and free to attend. We want students – their parents and even grandparents – to get a real understanding of the broad and exciting career paths that the diverse businesses in and around our City have to offer. We will inspire the students and their families about local firms, employment, future career choices and opportunities.

It will be an interactive day that inspires people to consider areas of work they may never have thought of, and which helps them to understand how they might get there.

Get Inspired Southampton is vital to raise aspirations in Southampton and create a positive image of the City and travel to work area, and the opportunities it presents.

To maximise its impact, the Get Inspired Southampton event will focus on the 10 to 16 age group and their families.  There is however, no doubt it will reach out to a wider audience.

Register to attend

COME ALONG AND GET INSPIRED! #GIS2017


The Jobs FairDolphin Jobs Fair

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 10am-2pm

Where: Mercure Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

The Jobs Fair Company are running a Jobs Fair in Southampton on the 18th October 2017, at the Mercure Dolphin Hotel between 10am and 2pm.

It is a good idea to bring copies of your CV with you as between 20 – 25 companies will be recruiting on the day.

To get information on exhibitors attending, please email events@thejobfairs.co.uk

It is free to attend with no registration required for all prospective jobseekers.

More information about the event can be found here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southampton-jobs-fair-tickets-36823460963?aff=es2

More information about the Jobs Fair Company can be found here: www.thejobfairs.co.uk


Peter Symonds College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX

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.psc.ac.uk


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL

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.richardtaunton.ac.uk


St Anne’s Catholic Sixth Form Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 2017 6pm-8pm

Where: Carlton Road, Southampton, SO15 2WZ

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.st-annes.uk.com


Totton College Open Evening

When: Wednesday 18th October 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


Brockenhurst College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 4pm-8pm

Where: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZE

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

brock.ac.uk


Eastleigh College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 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


Peter Symonds College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX

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.psc.ac.uk


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Open Evening

When: Thursday 19th October 2017 6pm-9pm

Where: Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL

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.richardtaunton.ac.uk


Southampton Teenage Marketteenage-market-logo

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


Ongoing Opportunities


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

 


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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 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


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

 


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 Wednesday 2-4pm

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

The No Limits Work Club is a drop in work club for young people every Wednesday.

It delivers practical support to all young people (16 to 25 years old) wanting to get into full time and part time work, apprenticeships, training or voluntary work. For more information, please visit 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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