Developing your skills through further training can increase your employment opportunities and progression prospects.

Skill Up Somerset

Skill Up Somerset
Skill Up Somerset can help you to find opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours to suit most sectors and people. Contact the Skill Up Information and Employment Adviser today.

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Positive People
Positive People offer employment support in Somerset for people over 18 who are not in paid work  - including CV guidance, making job applications and being advised of the latest job vacancies.

 

Employability Skills
Employability skills are the transferable skills, qualities and attributes that go beyond knowledge and technical ability - such as communication skills, problem solving and positivity. The following links provide resources that will help you identify and strengthen your employability skills.

Barclays Lifeskills Gain new skills in relation to employability.

National Careers Service How to get the job you want.

 

CV and Interview Skills
Creating a strong CV, writing a good covering letter and interviewing well, are how you will show off your employability skills to potential employers. The following links will provide top tips on applying for jobs and attending virtual or face-to-face interviews.

National Careers Service Create a CV that stands out and gets you through to the interview stage.

Barclays Lifeskills Get help to build your CV with Barclays Lifeskills CV Builder tool.

Indeed Practical tips to consider when preparing for an online interview.

Positive People Information on how to use Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams.

National Careers Service Interview advice.

 

Somerset Libraries iPad Loaning Scheme

Somerset Libraries, Somerset County Council will launch a new iPad loaning scheme in October, aimed specifically at job seekers. The scheme is designed to help anyone – including people who may have little or no experience in using IT.

Anyone who is a member of Somerset Libraries can borrow an iPad FREE OF CHARGE for a period of up to two months from Chard, Shepton Mallet, Minehead, Taunton or Bridgwater libraries.

Click here for more information 

 

Digital Skills
Digital skills are valuable and sought after by employers. By developing your digital skills, which can mean anything from using social media to programming, you can boost your job prospects.

The Skills Toolkit is a directory of free high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help you build your skills. Visit the website to find out more and read testimonials from people who have taken digital courses.

Somerset Libraries provide access to free online digital skills courses, including introductory lessons for people who have never used the internet or who need to learn basic computer skills.

Positive People A guide to staying safe online.

 

Somerset Skills & Learning

Somerset Skills & Learning offer a wide range of courses including FREE Community Learning courses that can help you progress your career.

Introduction to the principles of Business Administration
Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disability
Introduction to supporting teaching and learning in schools 

Discover more information on the website click here 

 

The Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership is excited to announce a partnership with Coursera to help you learn critical skills to succeed in this digital era, empower you to thrive in your job or pivot in your career.

There are 5,000 free licences for people resident in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Click here to request access to the platform.

 

 

Access to Computers

Access to Computers
If you don't have access to a computer at home, all Somerset libraries provide free public access computers. 

Business Leaders

Business Leaders
For more information and resources to help you upskill your workforce, visit the Business Support page

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