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Get into work, get on at work

Sometimes, a little support goes a long way...

Many people encounter challenges on the path into and through employment. Whether you're trying to get that first job, or coming back to work after a career break, it can be hard to know where to start. Others are in work, but feel stuck in a role which doesn't fulfil their potential. 

Our commitment to being a caring council, as a core part of our Shared Values, means that here at B&NES, we are actively working to ensure that no local resident is excluded from opportunities. In this section, we have training, application tips and information about partnership programmes to suit your needs, whatever's stopping you from landing a new role that's perfect for you. 

Get into work

If you're not sure what tools you need to be job-ready, or what to expect when you apply for a vacancy on this site, why not watch our short webinar on how we recruit, and check out our support for jobseekers? We've even got a special page for college and university leavers, to help you take the next step after study. If you're looking for work with some additional training and a recognisable qualification, you can learn about apprenticeships. Or for jobseekers with special educational needs or an Education and Health Care Plan, there are supported internships that can lead to permanent job opportunities, via Project Search.

Get on at work

If you're an adult already in paid work, but topping up a low income with benefit, you could qualify for Future Bright. A collaboration by the councils of WECA (the West of England Combined Authority), this free programme funds training and support to help you to gain skills and qualifications to progress your career.