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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Construction Skills Fund Training

When: June 2019 (Information Session Monday 20th May 2019)

Where: Southampton

CONSTRUCTION SKILLS FUND SOUTHAMPTON COURSE – JUNE 2019 (Information sessions running on Monday 20th May and Monday 3rd June)

  • Construction course for anyone who is 18+ and not currently working in the construction industry
  • General construction and Health & Safety training to obtain CSCS card
  • Multi-trade qualifications – including Asbestos Awareness, COSHH, Manual Handling, Working at Heights and Fire Marshall
  • Vehicle Banksman training and card
  • Site visit
  • Construction workshop to learn about the industry and the different routes you can take
  • Introductions to employers/agencies/apprenticeship opportunities in the local area.
  • Work placement opportunities with contractors who are working on developments in the local area
  • On-going support from a project co-ordinator to help find employment/apprenticeships in Construction

TO BOOK ONTO AN INFORMATION SESSION, PLEASE CALL QUICKSTART ON 02380 682571

(or for more information email gemma.conway2@hants.gov.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Apprenticeship Drop In

When: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Where: Ocean Village Innovation Centre, 4 Ocean Way, Southampton, SO14 3JZ

Our second drop-in session has been announced which will be taking place at Ocean Village Innovation Centre on 22nd May 2019. We provide impartial advice and support to employers, training providers, parents/carers and those wanting to start an exciting new career through an apprenticeship.


National Careers Service Executive Workshop

When: Wednesday 22nd May 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.


Get Into Retail with Prince’s Trust and Marks and Spencer

When: Information days: 28th or 29th May – main course starts Monday 10th June 2019

Where: Stores across Southampton, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Portsmouth and Havant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SAFE Choices for Change Course

When: Starts Wednesday 29th May 2019, every Wednesday and Thursday for 5 weeks, 10am-3pm

Where: Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NW

SAFE New Futures is a small mental health charity based in Southampton that provides support and training to long term unemployed people who live in some of the most deprived areas of Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport, Eastleigh and the Isle of Wight.

This course is designed for those who are stuck and struggling with a range of barriers, such as: physical and mental health barriers, social barriers, and living in an area of multiple deprivation.

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

The course will improve confidence, self-esteem and motivation and help those 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.

Course dates:

Every Wednesday and Thursday for 5 weeks

  • 29th to 30th May 2019
  • 5th to 6th June 2019
  • 12th June to 13th June 2019
  • 19th to 20th June 2019
  • 26th to 27th June 2019

To make a referral, please email michelle.hammerton@safe.org.uk or call 07561 026430


Volunteers’ Week

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.

Here you’ll find inspiring volunteering stories, ways to get involved in the week, and free downloadable resources to help make your celebrations a success.

The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with NCVO in 2013. NCVO now leads this UK-wide campaign.


Construction Skills Fund Training

When: June 2019 (Information Session Monday 3rd June 2019)

Where: Southampton

CONSTRUCTION SKILLS FUND SOUTHAMPTON COURSE – JUNE 2019 (Information sessions running on Monday 20th May and Monday 3rd June)

  • Construction course for anyone who is 18+ and not currently working in the construction industry
  • General construction and Health & Safety training to obtain CSCS card
  • Multi-trade qualifications – including Asbestos Awareness, COSHH, Manual Handling, Working at Heights and Fire Marshall
  • Vehicle Banksman training and card
  • Site visit
  • Construction workshop to learn about the industry and the different routes you can take
  • Introductions to employers/agencies/apprenticeship opportunities in the local area.
  • Work placement opportunities with contractors who are working on developments in the local area
  • On-going support from a project co-ordinator to help find employment/apprenticeships in Construction

TO BOOK ONTO AN INFORMATION SESSION, PLEASE CALL QUICKSTART ON 02380 682571

(or for more information email gemma.conway2@hants.gov.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


National Careers Service Executive Workshop

When: Tuesday 4th June 2019 10am-3.30pm

Where: Basepoint Centre, Southampton

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.


Waves of Change Programme

When: Closing Date Friday 7th June 2019. Programme runs 2nd July – 23rd July

Where: Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton SO14 0QB

Waves of Change Programme Details

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:

  1. Are you aged 18-25?
  2. Do you live in Southampton, Portsmouth or in Hampshire?
  3. Are you interested in learning digital and technological skills?
  4. 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 7th June. 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 helen.wallbridge@maritimearchaeologytrust.org


Eastleigh College Open Event

When: Wednesday 12th June 2019 5pm-7pm

Where: Eastleigh College, Chestnut Ave, Eastleigh, SO50 5FS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme

When: Starts Monday 17th June 2019

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Ideal if:

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

Further information:

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 / training@artswork.org.uk


Bursary Swimming Lessons

When: Friday 21st June – 19th July 2019

Where: University of Southampton Jubilee Sports Centre

Jubilee Sports Centre have set up a new programme for children 8 years over to introduce the children to swimming lesson. They are currently offering a 5 week course starting from Friday 21st June 2019. They are trying to target children who would not normally have the opportunity to participate in group lesson, other than school lessons. During the course children will learn water confidence and learn front crawl skills.  For more information please call: 023 8059 2119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SETA Open Event

When: Saturday 22nd June 2019 10am-2pm

Where: SETA, First Avenue, Millbrook, SO15 0LJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


National Citizen Service

When: Summer 2019

Where: Southampton

Over the past few months, the Youth Options NCS team have visited year 11 students across all of the Southampton secondary schools to offer an amazing opportunity on National Citizen Service (NCS) in Summer 2019.  We have spaces left on 3 of our dates this summer and would like for you to consider referring any young people you are currently working with to this programme.  They do have to be year 11 or year 12 and not have completed the programme before.  Anyone over 18 with additional learning needs can also complete NCS.  We are able to complete home visits and tailor care plans to support those with additional needs.  NCS is a fully inclusive programme for everyone in this age bracket.

WHAT IS NCS?

NCS has become the country’s fastest growing youth movement with over 500,000 graduates to date. The once in a lifetime opportunity is a 4 week programme that helps young people build their confidence, gain new skills whist having fun and giving back to their community – the best possible springboard for their future. Whether they’re about to go to College, thinking about applying for university, or want to try something new during their extended Summer, booking their place on NCS is one of the best decisions a teenager can make. Youth Options is a non-profit youth charity based in Southampton that have delivered NCS to over 3000 teenagers in the Southampton city area.

HOW WILL YOUR YOUNG PERSON BENEFIT FROM NCS?

  • A certificate that is endorsed by UCAS & local employers
  • Gain and develop skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) to enhance their CV
  • Meet new people
  • Experience new opportunities

THE COST OF NCS

The cost for this four week programme is usually £1,500 but we can offer it for £50, however for a limited time only you can sign up online for a £15 reduction. That means 4 weeks of fun for just £35 which includes, food, transport and accommodation for the first 2 weeks on residential.  The cost is only £20 for those eligible for free school meals and further bursaries are available if needed.

THE STRUCTURE

The programme runs over 4 weeks:

Week 1– Five days away from home enjoying instructor-led group activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, archery and rock climbing. Arts option available for Wave 4 including stage combat, sculpture, storytelling, environmental art and dance.

Week 2 – While spending 5 days living in Southampton Solent University Halls, the young people’s responsibility is increased as they have to cook and budget for themselves, and are encouraged to become more independent, through a range of activities such as first aid, yoga, budgeting, mental health workshops.

Weeks 3 & 4 – The young people will meet with local businesses and organisations, before planning a ‘Social Action Project’ in their local community. They will then pitch for funding to kick starts their chosen project, ready to make a lasting impact in Southampton. This will enable them to complete 60 hours of volunteering which is essential for any good CV.

Finally…they graduate – receiving a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. As part of the NCS Graduate Programme they get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

HOW TO FIND OUT MORE OR BOOK A PLACE?

We have a number of opportunities to do NCS with us.

  • Wave 1 24th June-19th July 2019  [Limited spaces remaining]
  • Wave 2 1st July-26th July 2019 [Fully booked]
  • Wave 3 8th July-2nd August 2019 [Limited spaces remaining]
  • Wave 4 29th July-23rd August 2019 *arts options available in week 1 as alternative to outdoor activities.  May suit those who may benefit from a quieter wave and accommodation options including indoor, camping or camping pods.

Alternatively to book or if you have any questions at all, please contact us through one of the below methods:

Visit www.NCSYES.CO.UK for more information and to book a place and take advantage of the limited discount!

Phone our office on 02380 770713 for chat about the programme, to discuss financial support and to reserve a place quickly over the phone. Our office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm.

Also, feel free to Text 07803 624355 with the name of the school/college/NEET they attend and a member of our staff will give you a call to chat more about the NCS programme.


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


Itchen College Information Evening

When: Wednesday 10th July 2019 7pm-8.30pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Thursdays – Central Library, SO14 7LR, 3pm-5pm


Self-Employment Support

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

One-to-one support

Access to Work Clubs around the city

Signposting and referral to any other appropriate provison

How can I refer?

To make a referral, you can either drop in to a work club or download a referral form and send it to Francesca Prior, Senior Employment Officer: francesca.prior@southampton.gov.uk

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


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


Construction Training

When: Ongoing

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.

For more information or queries on the project, training or how you can refer/signpost your customers, please contact Gemma.Conway2@hants.gov.uk or email CSF@hants.gov.uk


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 dwarnes@saintsfc.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Earn a Bike scheme

When: 2019

Where: Monty’s Bike Hub, Sholing, Southampton

Through the My Journey to Employment Community Grant scheme, Monty’s Bike Hub (in Sholing) are running an “earn-a-bike” programme for local adults seeking employment.

Participants receive 5 weeks of 2 hour sessions (normally on Weds evening or Thurs afternoon). They start by choosing a bike that suits them from the donations store. They then work on it on a 121 basis with experienced and qualified mechanics over 2-4 sessions learning bike maintenance skills in the process. The remaining weeks include on road cycle training so participants feel confident making journeys in their local area and for journeys they may need to take for work or training. Participants will also receive free accessories such as lights, locks and helmets for their bike.

Eligibility criteria:

18+

Unemployed & seeking work

Resident of Southampton, Hedge End, Totton or Eastleigh

Please signpost any of your clients who may benefit from this scheme to email bikes@montys.org.uk or message https://www.facebook.com/MontysBikeHub/.


Youth Options Individualised Support

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

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 sharynpeters@youthoptions.co.uk or call 07917 343846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Skills2Achieve 19+ Functional Skills

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Townhill Helping Hub

When: Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Where: Townhill Park Community Centre, Meggeson Avenue, SO18 2FH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learning and Skills Solutions

When: Ongoing

Where: Hampshire

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 izabela@learningandskillssolutions.com or call 07786 042128 for more information

www.learningandskillssolutions.com


DA Training and Consultancy Traineeships & Study Programme

When: Ongoing

Where: Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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