Employment support

We are committed to supporting disabled people to find and sustain work if they have the capacity to do so. Our approach is to work on removing the barriers to employment and engaging with employers to raise awareness of the contribution disabled people can make.

If you are a disabled person seeking work, we can provide support in our drop-in Work Club in Bristol and also through our Journey to Employment project.

Work Club

Please be aware that we have made some changes to the Work Club. These changes will take place from 25/09/2017.

Online Learning Centre and Work Club

We run a Learning Centre and Work Club in Bristol, for local people looking to find work and / or improve their digital and online skills. This is open to disabled people or anyone with a long term health condition.

Our friendly team of staff and volunteers will help you to improve your basic computer skills, look for jobs online, update your CV and much more. The centre is fully accessible and has specialist equipment such as large key keyboards, screen magnifiers and height adjustable desks.

We have a specialist employment advisor available who can offer 1-to-1 sessions to jobseekers to discuss goals around finding and retaining work , reasonable adjustments, access to work and to help with interview preparation.

We are an approved Online Centre and along with Learn My Way and the Good Things Foundation we can support you to improve your digital skills and help you to learn how to use a computer and get online for things..

We also offer tutor-led courses such as; Introduction to IT for beginners and IT for work as well as running ad-hoc workshops and employment days. Please see our calendar for upcoming events:

http://www.wecil.co.uk/whats-new/calendar/.

Online Learning Centre and Work Club opening times

MONDAY

10am – 12noon booked appointments only

12:30 – 3pm drop in internet access for job searching and online learning

TUESDAY

CLOSED for workshops and training courses

WEDNESDAY

CLOSED for workshops and training courses

THURSDAY

10am – 12noon booked appointments only

12:30 – 3pm booked appointments only

FRIDAY

CLOSED for workshops and training courses

For more information about the Online Learning Centre and Work Club or to book an appointment please contact Alison Browning either by email at employability@wecil.co.uk or phone 0117 947 9911.

The Online Learning Centre and Work Club is based at:

The Vassall Centre

Gill Avenue

Fishponds

Bristol BS16 2QQ

Specialist Employability Support

Specialist Employability Support is available to anyone living in Bristol and surrounding areas with a registered sight impairment. WECIL are working in partnership with The Royal National College for the Blind to deliver one to one employment support for up to twelve months. If you would like more information about this service then please contact Alison Browning using the details below. 

Additional information can also be found here Specialist Employability Support 

How to get in touch

For more information about the Work Club contact Alison Browning either by email at employability@wecil.co.uk or phone

0117 947 9911.

The Work Club is based at:
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol BS16 2QQ

 

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Our support and information is for anyone in Bristol and the surrounding areas that identifies as being a disabled person.

Calendar

Calendar

17 Nov
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    Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre BrAMS Southmead Hospital Southmead Road Westbury-on-Trym BS10 5NB, Bristol, 11:00 am

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  • Work Club drop-in

    Free sessions open to disabled people and older…

    The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol BS16 2QQ, UK, 10:00 am

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