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.
Back2Work Warehousing Course
When: Starts Monday 25th March 2019 for 2 weeks
Where: Jurys Inn, Charlotte Place, Southampton, S014 0TB
2 Weeks FREE Warehouse Course with Qualification and Guaranteed Interview– Southampton starting 25.03.2019
Free course to those who are:
- 19+ and Unemployed
- Good standard of English and Maths
- Good Communication Skills
- Eligible to work in the UK – Must of lived in the UK for 3 years
- No High – medium convictions and must not be on probation.
- Hold ID: Date of Birth, Address and National Insurance Number
Upon completion of the Warehouse Course, you will gain:
- Diploma (L2) in Warehouse Storage and Personal Development
- Guaranteed Interview with a Local Employer
If you would like any more information on the course or would like to enrol, please contact:
Kate Greene, Learner Engagement Manager, B2W Complete Training
Prince’s Trust Get Started with Outdoor Activities
When: Taster Session 26th March 2019, main course 1st-5th April 2019
The Prince’s Trust is offering a FREE one-week programme in Southampton, which gives you a fantastic opportunity to work in a challenging and new environment.
If you are aged 16-25 and unemployed you can get involved and:
- Gain industry relevant qualifications including First Aid, NICAS Level 1 and Entry Level 3 Qualifications in Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills and Participation in Exercise and Sport.
- Go Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Bouldering.
- Take part in a Get Started team challenge.
- Receive 3 months Prince’s Trust support to help you find a job, further education or back into education.
Travel costs reimbursed and lunch provided throughout the week.The course runs from 1st- 5th April 2019 in Southampton. Come to a taster session on 26th of March 2019 to see if it’s for you!
To register your interest and be invited to the taster session please get in touch: Text: ‘OUTDOORS’ to 07943 511218 and we’ll call you back or call 0800 842842.
National Careers Service Executive Workshop
When: Wednesday 27th March 2019 10am-3.30pm
Where: EDT Offices, Whiteley
Our Executive Workshops are run on a regular basis across the region and cover …
- Skills Analysis and Transfer
- Labour Market Information
- CV hints and tips
- Job seeking
- Digital and Social Media
- Interview skills
This day long workshop is open to management level clients as well as graduates or those looking to upskill.
To book please call 01329 559169.
No Limits Careers, Education and Training Event
When: Thursday 11th April 2019 1pm-4pm
Where: No Limits Advice Centre, 13 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF
When: Friday 3rd May 2019 10am-1pm
Where: Solent Conference Centre, SO14 0YN
Waves of Change Programme
When: Closing Date Friday 3rd May 2019. Programme runs 2nd July – 23rd July
Where: Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton SO14 0QB
The Waves of Change programme is designed to bridge a gap in technical skills between education and employment. Six full funded places are provided by the Doris Campbell Fund through the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund. Six young people will be selected to attend six practical workshops in which, through the vehicle of Maritime Archaeology, they will learn and develop transferable skills in technology and digital media. A seventh session will look at possible next steps into further education, training or employment. Emphasis will be on those who are not currently following a path into University education. Please see attached programme overview, application form and poster.
These workshops will:
- Provide rare and exciting opportunities for hands-on experiences that can be incorporated into CVs and job applications.
- Develop transferable technical and IT skills and an understanding of their many applications in different industries.
- Provide hands on experience of modern technology.
- Develop soft skills such as communication, organisation and teamwork.
- Provide experience of working in a professional organisation, and also within the charitable sector.
- Develop confidence.
To be eligible for this course you must be able to answer yes to the following questions:
- Are you aged 18-25?
- Do you live in Southampton, Portsmouth or in Hampshire?
- Are you interested in learning digital and technological skills?
- Can you commit to all 7 dates in July?
How to apply?
If you wish to apply, please complete the application form and return it before the deadline of Friday 3rd May. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in mid-June.
Further information about the Maritime archaeology Trust can be found on: http://www.martimearchaeologytrust.org/
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Careers & Apprenticeship Show 2019
When: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Where: St Mary’s Stadium
This employer-led event hosted at Southampton Football Club is designed to allow young people, schools, colleges and parents to understand the real opportunities that will be available for young people on completion of their full-time education. There will be a strong focus on apprenticeship opportunities and routes from level 3 to degree level.
We know that local employers are committed to providing excellence in terms of training and investment for our future workforce and this event allows you to gain access to students across schools in the cities aged 14-19 who are investing in their future careers.
What are the benefits?
Benefits are numerous:
- Direct access to students, teachers, parents and careers advisers
- One large event as opposed to lots of small school events
- Networking with other sector and same sector organisations
- Opportunity to ensure that young people are clear on the skills, attitudes and behaviours they require for a successful career in your organisation
This is an employer event however training providers may attend alongside employers if this will support discussions with young people. Please note, there will not be additional stands available for training providers.
Students will be focussing on vacancies from 2020 onwards, but there may be some young people who are about to complete their post-16 education who will interested in vacancies for this year.
Who are the key sponsors and supporters?
We are delighted to gain support and sponsorship for this event from the Southern Universities Network (SUN – NCOP) partnering with Careers and Enterprise, Solent LEP, Solent Apprenticeship Hub, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Solent University, University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Education Partnership and SEF.
Who is exhibiting?
- A variety of employers from a range of sectors
- Employers who are committed to the promotion of apprenticeship opportunities
- Employers who offer level 3 to degree level apprenticeships
What will the day consist of?
7am – 9am: Arrival, set up and light breakfast refreshments
9am – 2pm: Schools to attend a pre-workshop session then explore exhibition (schools will be allocated session times)
2pm – 4pm: College students will arrive into the exhibition and then have the opportunity to attend workshop sessions
4pm – 5pm: Event will be closed for employers to have a meal with an opportunity for networking
5pm – 7pm: Parent, carers and wider community will arrive at the exhibition and then have the opportunity to attend workshop sessions
7pm: End of event
For more information, please contact:
Sam Cobb at Southampton City Council
How can I attend?
- School age people need to see their school careers co-ordinator as the schools are organising transport themselves to go
- Year 12 and 13 if at a local college, (City, Itchen, RTSFC, St Vincents, Fareham) can see the careers co-ordinator there as they are also organising transport
- Parents/carers and the wider community can register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-apprenticeship-show-2019-portsmouth-southampton-tickets-51756347629
When: 1st – 7th June 2019
Where: Across the UK
Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.
During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.
The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with NCVO in 2013. NCVO now leads this UK-wide campaign.
Eastleigh College Open Event
When: Wednesday 12th June 2019 5pm-7pm
Where: Eastleigh College, Chestnut Ave, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS
Behaviour Management with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector
When: Friday 21st June 2019
Where: Artswork, Southampton
This is essential training for anyone working directly with young people. Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people’s lives. There are added pressures of working directly with young people at risk, one of which is having the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to support behaviour effectively and responsively. This course will discuss behaviour strategies, health and safety issues and risk assessment. You will also look at ways of promoting a style of engagement with young people that supports their wellbeing and individual needs, and helps them to succeed and achieve.
You work directly with children and young people in the arts and cultural sectors.
You will gain:
- A better understanding of behavioural issues, potential causes and the best ways to respond to them
- Strategies to transform challenging behaviour into positive outcomes
- Flexible and responsive approaches to use in your own work with young people
- Share personal concerns and previous experiences in a supportive environment as you learn new ways to overcome future challenges
The fee for this course is £150pp, this includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance. Limited bursary places are available upon application.
For further information and to book your place please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behaviour-management-with-young-people-in-the-arts-and-cultural-sector-tickets-55640378871, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Open Event
When: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 6pm-8pm
Where: Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL
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
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
Where: across the whole of Hampshire
The Construction Skills Fund is new funding that is provided by the Department for Education (DfE), and administered and implemented by CITB. The government recognises there is a shortage of workers in the construction industry and employers will need to recruit skilled and unskilled labour to fill their workforce. The scheme aims to support innovative ways of training new entrants and retraining adults in areas for which public funding is not available.
We will be working collaboratively with JobCentre Plus, local community groups, training providers and through the construction supply chain, to design training programmes and employment opportunities for those wishing to enter the construction industry. The training provides both on and off-site learning and experience focusing on the skills and requirements as stated by employers in the local area. This funding is available across the whole of Hampshire and runs until March 2020.
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
Townhill Helping Hub
When: Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Where: Townhill Park Community Centre, Meggeson Avenue, SO18 2FH
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
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
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