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Employment and Skills

For information on seeking work and apprenticeships, moving on from redundancy, career development, exploring new skills and becoming self-employed.

Are you are looking to start or develop your career goals?  Have you been affected by redundancy and looking for employment?  Are you hoping to gain new skills and qualifications?  Are you open to new opportunities? 

You may find some of the following organisations listed below useful. 

If you're looking for work, the DWP's job help website can help you find work along with tips on applying for a job.  For more information visit job help:

Looking for work? job help is a good place to start.

For further information or guidance, please contact:

economy@mendip.gov.uk  

Step Up Somerset

Step Up Somerset is a new online resource bringing together a wide variety of resources and support from local and national agencies and partners.

Somerset Skills & Learning (SS&L)

Free online digital skills courses for those who have never used the internet, to those who are looking for employment, and how to protect themselves online.

Skill Up Somerset

Skill Up Somerset is a free service offering impartial advice and guidance on Apprenticeships Training and Skills.

Self-Employment and Starting a New Business

Considering setting up your own business or becoming self-employed?

National Careers Service

National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Strode College Job Shop

A free service exclusive to Strode College students and our wider local community.

Somerset Libraries - Learning Online

Free online digital skills courses for those who have never used the internet, to those who are looking for employment, and how to protect themselves online.

Volunteering in Somerset

Why not help out, develop your confidence and improve your CV by volunteering in Somerset?

Citizen Advice Mendip

Why not help out, develop your confidence and improve your CV by volunteering in Somerset?

Mindline: Mind in Somerset

Emotional support and mental health helpline for anyone needing more help and support.

Summer 2021 Hospitality Recruitment Service

A new service for the 2021 season has been developed to promote your current vacancies directly to young people in schools and colleges here in Somerset.

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