If you’re unemployed, we have a huge range of advice, support, training and courses to help you.
The below short courses have been designed to help you retrain, or upskill to start a career within a new industry.
They are FREE if you are unemployed, receiving universal credit, job seeker’s allowance, employment support allowance, or if you attend a work-related activity group.
We have worked with local employers and support services such as Jobcentre Plus, to create these courses to support you directly back into work.
The Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAP) also include a work placement or experience of work and guaranteed job interview for a live vacancy.
All of these courses are intense 1 or 2 week long courses, normally running 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. If you are looking for part-time courses for adults please click here.
We also offer individual coaching and mentoring when required, to find out about this and all the opportunities available, to support you back into work, book a FREE 1:1 employment support advice session.
Available Employment Support courses
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What support is available for me?
There is a variety of support here for you at Weston College, which will be tailored to suit your situation and goals.
The first step will be to meet (virtually) with one of our Careers Coaches, who will have a conversation with you to understand your situation. From there you will receive the advice and guidance needed to help you make the right decisions and navigate your way to a new career.
How do I access the support?
- Book a 1: session at www.weston.ac.uk/employment-support
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call on 01934 411147 for more information or discuss your options
How does it work?
You can access:
- Careers advice session to understand where you are and where you want to be
- Personalised action plan, including wellbeing support
- Knowledge of the training options available to you
- Networking to support with employment opportunities
- Job search and application coaching, including digital job search and online interviews
Do I have to pay for this service?
No. We will also help you to access funding where available.
Can you connect me with jobs?
Yes! We have a vast network of employers that we work with here at Weston College and will be networking to ensure that connections are made.
When I secure my next job, can I access further training?
Yes! Lifelong learning and career development is now the expectation within the workplace. Here at Weston College, we will support you to access further training, often funded, to help you to maintain and progress the required skills.
What Our Students Say
Alliance Homes: "In partnership with Weston College, we have established the award-winning Care Academy, which helped Alliance Living Care to access a new talent pool of 50+ staff."