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  • Writer's pictureDan Heley

Weston College launches free work support programme

Weston College has launched a new support programme to help adults who due to the pandemic find themselves unemployed, facing redundancy or have had the time during this period to re-evaluate and are thinking or a career change.

Throughout December the College’s team are offering 30-minute careers advice and guidance sessions to help people access information and training on how to get back into employment, re-train for a new career or develop existing skills to help with new responsibilities they may have been presented with as the pandemic moves us to a more digital environment.

The service involves a 30-minute, one-to-one virtual careers advice and guidance session – with no pressure. It provides the opportunity to understand the steps needed to get the career you want, or the help and support if you’re not sure what you want to do, there is also the opportunity to look at your existing skills to see how and what can be transferred to a new job or career.

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College said, “As a result of the Covid pandemic, we have been increasing our support for those looking for job coaching, retraining and directly connecting people with available jobs through our large employer network.

“I am delighted that we can offer this type of support and it’s already helping people in our community; this week we launched these new careers coaching sessions on our website. At 12.32pm on launch day someone visited the page, with direct access to the diary of our career team they booked a careers session at 1pm, and by 2pm they had a plan of action with a dedicated job coach, and now have the possibility of a route into nursing - a new career path for them.

“If you or someone you know is looking for advice and support, we are ready to help.”

Residents in North Somerset and across the West of England can book a FREE careers advice and guidance session at:



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