Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Employment Support

Employment Support

How We Can Help

One-to-One Support

Our employment and skills coaches will create a personalised plan to guide you into employment, education or training.

Work Experience

We can help with work placement and trials to gain valuable experience through our network of employers.


We can put you in touch with a range of organisations in South Gloucestershire such as debt management.

Job Preparation

We provide a range of services such as CV writing and interview techniques.

Transport Costs

We can help with the costs of public transport to ensure they can attend interviews.

Skills Development

We can help develop skills such as confidence, self-esteem and personal development.


We offer a range of internal and external volunteer opportunities.

Access to Training

We can help with accessing training, apprenticeships and colleges.

Child Care Costs

We can assist with child care costs and what entitlements are available when returning to work.

How Does It Work?

  • Check if you are eligible below - if you are then REGISTER with us.
  • An Employment and Skills Development Coach will get in touch to arrange an initial meeting at a time that suits you best.
  • If you are eligible then we will work closely with you to create a personalised support plan and help you find out what you want to do.
  • We offer a range of services and support to help you into employment, education, volunteering and training such as updating your CV, interview skills, confidence building and support from our specialist providers.

Are You Eligible?

Before they can participate in the programme then they must meet all the following criteria:

  • Unemployed for at least 12 months
    OR receive benefits such as ESA, DLA, Carers Allowance
  • Aged 15 or over
  • Live in South Gloucestershire or Bristol
  • Have a legal right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Face barriers into education, training or employment (at least one from the list below)

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Parental or carer responsibilities
  • Female
  • Health issues
  • Mental health
  • Disabilities
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background (BAME)
  • Aged over 50 with few or no qualifications and not in employment
  • Low income, single-earner households with children where at least one partner is not working
  • Out of contact with the labour market
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Homeless
  • Have low or no skills
  • Aged 16-29 and not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET.
  • Troubled families including those involved in crime, children absent from school and/or experiencing problems relating to emotional and mental health, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol misuse
  • Carers and care leavers
  • Multiple and complex needs
  • Refugees and recent migrants

Request Support


Contact Philip or Ternaya on 01454 868570

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to participate in the project?

There is no cost to participants involved in this project and the support is completely free as it is funded jointly by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

How long can a participant stay on the project?

The project is funded until the December 2019, we can work with participants until the project ends. We will work with the participant for as long as need to enter into employment, education or training.

Will taking part affect my benefits?

Unless you start working then your benefits should not be affected but you may need to keep the job centre updated on your involvement with the project.

We can provide a letter to your Work Coach to confirm that you have started on the project.

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