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.

WECIL are currently running two free employment courses for anyone that identifies as disabled. Please see below for further details about each course, if you would like to know more about either of the courses then please call our friendly tutors to discuss any queries that you may have. 

Better Together 

Along with Community Learning West, WECIL has developed a pre-employment course with a difference, this is a course for anyone who identifies as disabled including hidden disabilities such as mental health conditions and dyslexia.  Better Together is for those who are on their first steps of their journey back into employment or learning and will concentrate on building confidence and improving wellbeing.

Better Together is a 5 week course and will be run from various locations around Bristol – in fact if you have a room and think this would be of benefit to your service users please contact Alison Browning about running a course at your centre.

Please see course dates below: 

Where?  Bedminster Library 

Wednesday 8th of May – 10am to 1.45pm

Wednesday 15th of May – 10am to 1.45pm

Wednesday 22nd of May – 10am to 1.45pm

Wednesday 29th of May – 10am to 1.45pm

Wednesday 5th of June – 10am to 1.45pm

Bedminster Library’s page: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries-archives/library-finder/-/journal_content/56/20195/LIBRARY-UPRN-000000300690/LIBRARY-DISPLAY

If you would like more information or would like to book then please contact the Employment Team:

Telephone: 0117 947 9911.

Email:  employability@wecil.co.uk 

You can also fill in our form to ask for someone to contact you:http://bit.ly/bettertogethercontactme 

Working Together

Working Together is a new, FREE 10 week employability course run by WECIL. The course is designed to support anyone who identifies as  disabled or has a long term health condition including learning difficulties, anxiety, depression or dyslexia. Please be advised that you need to be 18+ to access this course. 

If you would benefit from some help with the following this 10 week course is for you:

* Writing and adapting a CV.

* Finding and writing job applications.

* Preparing for interviews.

* Finding out what other options are open to you.

* Developing a peer support system.

Where? The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/the-station 

When? Every Tuesday 30th April – 2nd July, 10 am – 2 pm 

To book a place, please contact the Employment Team. 

Email: employability@wecil.co.uk 

Telephone: 0117 9479911

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 our Employment Support contact Alison Browning either by email at employability@wecil.co.uk or phone

0117 947 9911.



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



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