Skill Up WEST SOMERSET
Apprenticeship & Skills Advisory Service
Supporting the people and businesses of West Somerset
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What's on in West somerset
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...
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?
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 - https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/community-and-living/access-to-employment-and-...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
About Skill Up West somerset
Skill Up West Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service to support the businesses and people of West Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.
The West Somerset Social Mobility Plan 2017-2020, developed in support of the Department for Education-funded West Somerset Opportunity Area Programme, identifies that the provision of specialist independent and impartial Apprenticeships and Skills information and support locally could help more individuals and businesses in the area to realise their potential.
INFORMATION ADVICE & GUIDANCE ADVISER
Jane Parker our Skill Up Information Adviser and Employment Coach for the community can provide information and support to any individual in the area.
You could be looking for information and support to enter employment, you may be looking to improve your skills to enhance your opportunities or just looking to Skill Up.
Get in touch with Jane.
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Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser
Marie Howard the Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser. Marie provides information and support for your business to navigate the Apprenticeship and skills journey.
You may be at the start of your journey looking for direction, or on your journey looking ensure the most efficient route. It could be just one burning question to clarify your understanding or thinking. If so get in touch.
Find out more about Marie Howard