National Apprenticeship Week 2015

This year, National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) will run from the 9th to 13th of March.

NAW is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

NAW 2015 is about:

-Getting more small businesses to take on apprentices
-Promoting a wide range of apprenticeships on offer, including those at Higher level and within blue chip companies
-Celebrating apprenticeships and the level of success that learners can achieve

To find out more, please visit this website

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FREE Radio Production course

Are you aged 16-25 and out of work? Do you want to gain experience in radio? If the answer is “yes” to the above questions, then this opportunity might be of interest.

Taster day: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Course dates: Monday 16th – Tuesday 7th April 2015

Location: Bristol

Via this FREE three-week course, you will:

  • Learn how to Broadcast the Truth About Youth
  • Produce your own community based radio show to broadcast on a local station
  • Work with professional radio DJs and producers
  • Gain experience in radio research, planning, production, interviewing and editing
  • Challenge negative perceptions of young people
  • Achieve your Bronze Arts Award
  • If you know anyone who might be interested, feel free to use the contact info below:

    Call or text Sian Bott on 07717 511165 or email

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    Free “Back to Work” Security course with Templegate

    Are you unemployed, out of education and looking for an opportunity in the Security or Customer Services sector?

    Templegate’s 13-day “Back to Work” course is tailored towards delivering the Right skills and Right qualification, to enable you to enter the employment market in the SECURITY industry.

    Templegate offers the opportunity to gain four qualifications over a 3 week period:

    What you will Learn:

    Functional skills (Level 1)
    Work Skills
    Door Supervision
    Course Duration:


    2nd March 2015 until 19th March 2015


    Templegate Training Unit 1A, Unity Street, Bristol BS2 0HN
    Text SECURITY to 0786 959 9542

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    NYA launches “The Employability Support Programme”

    With support from Barclays, the National Youth Agency (NYA) is investing £1 million into the youth sector, delivering employability and life skills training for up to 100,000 disadvantaged young people aged 14-25 between January and December 2015.

    “The Employability Support Programme” is part of Barclays ‘5 Million Young Futures’ commitment, providing the next generation with the skills they need to support themselves, creating a ripple effect for their families and their local communities.

    It will enhance existing projects already working with the above-mentioned target group of young people.

    For more information contact Lisa Putnam ( 0116 242 74 21 and visit

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    Blue Monday Fair – 19th Jan 2015

    Help and advice about debt, housing, health, wellbeing, finding work and training.

    Make a positive start with Blue Monday Fair : 19 January 2015 – 9am to 5pm

    Join over 60 local organisations at a huge one-day fair at
    The Galleries Broadmead to get help and advice about debt, housing, health and wellbeing and many more.

    For full details including a list of organisations attending go to Blue Monday Fair

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    A digital chat on self-employment – Starting in business

    HMRC and DWP are working together for this webinar and it is aimed at those who are unemployed and considering self employment. During this interactive webinar they will advise on:

    – New Enterprise Allowance
    – Support and financial assistance available
    – How to register as self employed with HMRC
    – The importance of record keeping
    – Benefits and self employment
    – Where to get further help and guidance

    To register for the webinar on 9 December 2014 between 11am and 12pm, click here

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    My Enterprise! – A 5-Day Enterprise Course

    CCBED will be running introductory business start-up and enterprise development courses from the 24th November 2014. The introductory courses (Level 1 & 2) are accredited and specifically designed to cater for the needs as well as empower under-represented groups in society e.g. migrants, disabled and older people and the unemployed. Some of their course modules include Managing Your Time, Problem Solving, Exploring Enterprise and Creative Thinking.

    On Thursday the 13th of November 2014, CCBED are giving interested learners (16+), voluntary sector service providers, public sector agencies and other interested partners the opportunity to find out more about CCBED, their SFEDI programmes and the initial introductory courses on offer through an Open Day. See below for further information about the Open Day.

    · Enquiries Prior To Open Day: 0117 329 0717 or email
    · More About CCBED:

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    ‘Design and build a BMX’ course for 16-25 years young

    Build and Design your own BMX project.

    This 4 week course offers young people aged 16-25 who are not in education or employment the chance to build their confidence and improve their employability through learning new skills whilst being creative. At the end they will achieve an Arts Award qualification and take home their own BMX.

    Contact details for more info:

    Charlotte Chapman: 07436161985
    Email :

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