The Employment and Skills Pod is a community service recently launched to deliver a range of employment information, resources and training programmes using a variety of digital and physical channels to encourage our community to seek and attain work.

Bath and North East residents can ring 0300-247-0050 to reach the Employment and Skills Pod Monday-Friday, for the opportunity to talk to an advisor to assess individual digital and job seeking barriers.

The Employment and Skills Pod is made up of a strong partnership of leading engagement services in Bath and North East Somerset. The Pod will be able to refer the community onto key organisations to provide training and upskilling opportunities for not only for people who have been made redundant due to Covid-19, but also those that are short or long term unemployed, require upskilling in order to keep their jobs, or are looking change careers catering to individual.

Partnership Organisations

  • Clean Slate offers free support and training to people who want to stretch their budget, find better work or access help online.
  • Future Bright Helps local people develop their skills, increase their income and progress in their career. We offer 1:1 careers coaching to plan your next steps and open opportunities for funded training courses and equipment.
  • Bath College Free courses for those who want to improve their chances to find work, support their families or live independently.
  • In partnership with West of England Works, the DHI employment and skills team work with clients who have a history of substance misuse and other significant barriers to employment. They offer tailored, one-to-one support to enable clients to gain the skills and confidence to find work independently.
  • Youth Connect provides both universal and targeted opportunities for young people aged 13-19. We offer a range of support including youth work, 1-1 targeted support and careers advice & guidance. 
  • Citizens Advice Bath & North East Somerset provides free, impartial advice and information on a range of issues.  We can help with most everyday problems from employment to housing and debt.