Skill Up Somerset

West Somerset

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National week 2021 (NAW 2021) will take place this year between February the 8th and February the 14th NAW 2021 is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships, shining the light on the amazing work done by employers and apprentices across the UK. This year the theme is “build the future”. The focus will be on how employers train, retain and achieve with apprenticeships. The aim is to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for…

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National Apprenticeship week 2020 is coming! This year the theme is ‘#Look Beyond’. Its taking place 3 to 7th of February. ‘Look Beyond’ will serve as a rallying cry for the apprenticeship community to showcase the true meaning of diversity within apprenticeships, including: calling on young people to look beyond traditional routes into employment and explore the diversity of career options and industries now available to them through apprenticeships; calling on employers to look beyond traditio…

Maths and English Drop in Sessions in West Somerset

Come along to one of our friendly drop in’s to find out: How to boost your confidence and support your children with their homework, find employment or progress in your current job What’s involved in taking a course? What course level suits you best? What courses are on offer?

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01984 600181 / 07900608275
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Access to Employment and Learning Fund

Residents of West Somerset can use the Access to employment fund to help overcome any barriers to employment or learning. This fund can be used for Transport Essential work equipment and work wear Childcare costs Cost of training or learning Any other barriers to learning – please get in touch For the more information,  employment and learning fund eligibility criteria and the application form please visit –…

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0300 304 8000
West Coast 360 Ambassador Programme

The Ambassador Programme is an online training course which has been developed by West Coast 360 to assist those working within the hospitality and leisure industries to improve their local knowledge and customer service skills. As well as those who are interested in pursuing a career within the sector. Having good local knowledge and giving excellent customer service are key elements in the experience of visitors and in bringing them back to the area and to local businesses. The aim of the Prog…

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01984 635221

Why not add a bit of digital to your business People can now loan a brand new iPad from Minehead Library, in the same way they might loan a book! Funded by Somerset West and Taunton, this service is specifically aimed at businesses or potential new businesses. Five tablets have been pre-loaded with a range of toolkits, apps and links to help you  get started in developing your digital strategy and exploring opportunities such as website design, on-line finance and social media. The iPads can be…

Somerset Careers Fair 2019

We have two events running as follows: Wednesday, 9th October 2019 – Somerset Cricket Ground, Taunton Tuesday, 12th November 2019 – The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton Each event will run from 9am – 7pm The morning session will run from 9am – 3pm as your traditional careers fair and we encourage all our exhibitors to be as interactive as possible. We will see over 1500 young people from local schools attend and these events have become a firm favourite and have become part of the school’s diary…

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07714 396346
HPC Jobs Service – Drop in Session – Watchet

A representative of the HPC Jobs Service team will be here to help you find out about current and future roles available on the project and how to register for work at Hinkley Point C. The Sanctuary, Watchet 31st October 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. No appointment necessary, just drop in

Free Business Networking Lunch and Workshop Session – Rural Enterprise Exmoor
12:30 pm

Calling Exmoor based entrepreneurs, business owners and managers… Thursday 24 October 2019 12.30pm, Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross Whatever your business status, size or sector if you are involved in running an enterprise within the National Park join us at the launch of Rural Enterprise Exmoor. An innovative research initiative to better understand business activities, needs and opportunities within Exmoor. Presentations Networking Business Support Stands Interactive workshop session Launch of si…

Interested in Working in Childcare?

Come and find out more about the opportunities in Childcare at The Beach Hotel – Minehead, Thursday 7th November 2019 Drop in anytime between 12.30PM-7.00PM for an informal chat and find out about: What it’s really like to be a Childminder, Teaching Assistant or Midwife – Busting the myths! Training Opportunities Qualifications & Apprenticeships Volunteering Career Pathways: Getting started Progression opportunities Funding available At the event there will be crèche facilities, refreshments…

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07919540564 / 01823 357390 / 01984 635314
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