Welcome to the Jobcast

The Jobcast is our brand new employability podcast where we will be sharing advice to help you get your next job. Join Dan and Francesca on the second Tuesday of every month for careers chat, special guests and much more!

Listen below and on our YouTube Channel

Episode 10: Work-Life Balance

To mark National Work Life Week 2021, we’re joined by Alice from Working Families UK to discuss work-life balance, how to maintain a good work-life balance and how work-life balance also applies to job searching

Find out more about Working Families: workingfamilies.org.uk

Get involved with National Work Life Week: workingfamilies.org.uk/nationalworklifeweek

Episode 9: Job Interviews

This month we talk about job interviews, why they’re needed and how to prepare. We also speak to Chris Brown, Community Cohesion Manager at Southampton City Council, about what he looks for in interviews, as well as discussing ways to be happy at work as part of International Happiness at Work Week.

Read out blog post on Job Interviews: http://access-southampton.co.uk/uncat…

Find out more about the International Week of Happiness at Work: https://internationalweekofhappinessa…

Episode 8: Southampton Jobs Week

A Jobs Week Special of our monthly podcast – this month we talk about the planned face to face and online events we’re organising as part of Southampton Jobs Week. We also meet Jonny from the Prince’s Trust and talk about the Kickstart Scheme.

Southampton Jobs Week: http://access-southampton.co.uk/jobs-week

Prince’s Trust: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

Find out more about the Kickstart Scheme: https://kickstart.campaign.gov.uk/

Episode 7: Self-Employment (July 2021)

In July’s episode we’re joined by Adriana from WSX Enterprise who tell us about their new Speed You Up young entrepreneur programme. We also talk about how to become self-employed and set up a business.

More information on self-employment and support available in Southampton

WSX Enterprise Website – for more information about Speed You Up

Episode 6: Community and Volunteering (June 2021)

To celebrate Month of Community 2021, we’re talking about what the word community means to us. We’re also joined by Annie from Communicare in Southampton to discuss volunteering and how it can help people to move towards employment.

Communicare in Southampton website

Volunteer in Southampton

Wildflowers outside the Civic Centre

Episode 5: PATH Perinatal Mental Health (May 2021)

This month we’re talking about our involvement in the PATH project, a new project which aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma around Perinatal Mental Health. We’re also joined by Mark Williams and Sandra Igwe who talk to us about their experiences of parenthood and employment.

Find out more about PATH: https://path-perinatal.eu/uk/tackling-mental-health-stigma

Mark’s website: https://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk/

Sandra’s website: https://www.themotherhoodgroup.com/

PATH – PerinAtal menTal Health – is part of the Interreg VA 2Seas programme and receives funding from the European Regional Development Fund.


Episode 4: Mental Health at Work (13th April 2021)

This month we’re joined by Sam, Aaron and Alice from Steps2Wellbeing and we discuss mental health and work. Steps2Wellbeing is a free, confidential NHS service for to people aged 18+. They offer a range of different types of treatment for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety or stress. Find out more about Steps2Wellbeing: www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/


Episode 3: National Careers Week (2nd March 2021)

In this month’s episode:

We have a Careers Conversation to mark National Careers Week 2021​, sharing our thoughts on:

Can you turn a hobby into a career?

What new jobs will exist in the future?

What’s the difference between and job and a career?


Episode 2: National Apprenticeships Week (9th February 2021)

In our second episode:

  • Find out about Apprenticeships
  • Jodi from the Solent Apprenticeship Hub answers your questions
  • We talk about our experiences of being apprentices

Episode 1: Young Adults Employment Hub (12th January 2021)

In this episode:

  • Find out about Southampton’s new Young Adults Employment Hub
  • Hear our plans for The Jobcast
  • January Career Tip of the Month – SMART Goals

Get Involved

Is there a subject you would like us to cover in our podcast? Maybe you want to share your experiences or get some advice? You can also put questions to our special guests every month. So if you’ve got any feedback, questions or suggestions, get in touch:

Text: 07811 165534

Email: employment.support.team@southampton.gov.uk

Tweet us: @sotoncareers

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