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Somerset and Dorset receive £1million funding boost to support thousands of people into skilled jobs

Somerset County Council and Dorset County Council have been awarded nearly £1 million funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to run a third round of Skills Bootcamps. The Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps are training courses up to 16 weeks long, providing adults with the opportunity to retrain into high-demand job roles in sectors […]

Opportunity Boost Scheme to open doors to employment

A new grant has been launched to help people in Somerset overcome financial barriers when seeking employment and returning to work. The Opportunity Boost Scheme will provide grants worth up to £500 to help with the cost associated progressing into work, such as transport costs, childcare, work clothes, learning resources and training courses. The funding […]

Extra £100k to support vulnerable young people into employment

Somerset County Council has committed an additional £100k to fund its innovative Pathway to Employment scheme for 2015/16. The programme launched in 2013 to help vulnerable young people gain valuable work based training and experience and set them on the path to permanent employment. Since then, 46 young people have been supported into a variety […]