Southampton Partnership Information

In Southampton, training providers and organisations work in partnership to provide the best service for you. We have put together a list of all the employment sectors they cover and within these sectors we have compiled lists of contact details for all the providers in the city.

Click the links below to find the career path for you…

Accountancy          Beauty Therapy          Business Administration          CAD/Design          Childcare          Construction          Cookery          Creative

Customer Service          Dental Nursing              Electrical                Engineering                Finance                 Hairdressing          Health and Social Care

Hospitality             IT                     Management          Marine                   Mechanics               Plumbing              Retail                             Sales

                                                                        Sports and Fitness                  Teaching                        Warehousing


The Zone

The Zone is a network of IAG professionals who are supporting people in and around Southampton to find education, employment and training.

The Zone has a mailing list for organisations to promote their training and personal development courses that are running in Southampton to IAG professionals who can refer people to this provision.

If you are an Information, Advice and Guidance practitioner who would like to join the Zone mailing list, please email

If you are a college or training provider who would like to advertise your courses on the Zone, please email

Universal Credit Support Website

DWP has launched a new website to help people understand what Universal Credit means for them:

  • This site provides customers with support to direct them to claim the right benefit, whether that is Universal Credit or one of our other existing benefits.
  • With clear content and easy to follow navigation, the site will be a valuable source of information for both customers and organisations.
  • Customers should still continue to claim Universal Credit at There are links to this page and support for how to fill out the claim on the new Understanding Universal Credit website.


Childcare Choices

Information website for government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Childcare Choices Website

Safer Places Scheme

The Safer Places scheme is part of a wider ‘Respect me’ campaign which aims to improve the experience of disabled people in the community.

A ‘Safer Place’ is an ordinary business or shop that has agreed to offer support if someone has a negative experience when out in their local community. A person can enter the premises and receive help in contacting a trusted person, or the Police if they have been the victim of a crime. The venue provides a safe place for the person to wait for their trusted person, or the Police, to arrive.

People are invited to complete a card which the shops recognise. It gives their name and the number of someone they trust who can be contacted. Locally you can get a card from the Police or by phoning 023 8083 4854.

This map shows all the Safer Places in Southampton and it is updated regularly.


The ‘New Style’ ESA Claimant Guide Update

The ‘New Style’ ESA claimant guide on has been updated and republished.

The new guide includes a table of scenarios to help claimants understand when they may wish to claim ‘New Style’ ESA on its own, or with Universal Credit, or just Universal Credit.

It also includes a link to a leaflet in PDF format which can be printed out locally and handed to a claimant to reinforce a discussion on ‘New Style’ ESA.


Business in the Community Mental Health Toolkit for Employers

Business in the Community has partnered with Public Health England to produce a free, online toolkit to help every organisation support the mental health and wellbeing of its employees. It will help employers take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health and provides a greater understanding of how to help those who need more support.

This toolkit will help employers pick out the most valuable resources, and help to develop an approach that works. For larger organisations, the toolkit is also a useful resource to share with businesses in their supply chain and across their network.

Every organisation has an opportunity to support and develop a mentally healthy workforce and it doesn’t need to be complicated – this toolkit will help you understand and act, step by step.

Business in the Community Mental Health Toolkit for Employers


Directory 2017

Southampton Agency Directory 2017

The purpose of this directory is to enable appropriate education, employment and training referrals for young people in and around Southampton. Inside the directory are important contact details and information about a variety of Apprenticeships, Colleges and Training Providers in the area and there is also a signposting guide at the end of the document to help point young people in the direction of organisations that can help them. We hope you find it useful.

Agency Directory 2017 (the PDF is best viewed at 70% zoom)

Southampton Health and Support Services Directory 2017

Health DirectoryThe Solent Jobs Programme aims to provide a range of support to individuals to enable them to overcome barriers to employment. This directory contains information about health and other support available from different agencies to help people access the help they need. We aim to work in partnership with services and build on the current resources to enable people to progress into work. If you have any questions about the Solent Jobs Programme, please contact

If you know of a provision that isn’t in this directory, or you would like your provision to be featured, please contact

All information and contact details are correct at the time of publication, however some details may be subject to change.

Health and Support Directory 2017 (the PDF is best viewed at 70% zoom)