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 currently runs a free employment course called Working Together for anyone who identifies as disabled or has a long-term health condition, and provides Specialist Employability Support for people with a registered sight impairment.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we had to suspend our course Working Together. At the beginning of May 2020 we started running an online version of the course, please find information below under “Working Together”.

We also support businesses and organisation by providing consultancy and training. Visit our business page for more information about the services we offer.

How to get in touch

You can contact our friendly team to discuss any queries that you may have.

Email us at employability@wecil.co.uk or phone 0117 947 9911.

If it wasn’t for that course I’d still be at home. That course changed my life. It’s fantastic what you are doing. Thank you.”

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Working Together

Working Together

Working Together is our FREE employability course.

The course is designed to support people over 18 who identify as disabled or have a long-term health condition. This includes learning difficulties, anxiety, depression or dyslexia for example. You do not need a formal diagnosis to access the course.

“This course has been the highlight of my week. I feel valued here.”

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Next courses

Our employment course Working Together is usually once a week for 12 weeks from 10am until 2pm, in person.

While we cannot run face-to-face during the pandemic, WECIL is pleased to announce we will be delivering a bite-sized version of our course online. This will be once a week for 6 weeks, for 2 hours. As usual, our course is about learning employment skills but also developing a peer support network and we hope it will be helpful for people during this period of isolation.

We will have small groups of 5 people maximum.

Next course:

Starting on Friday the 28th of August from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Meeting once a week for 6 weeks.

The sessions will cover:

  1. Reasonable Adjustments in work and the Access to Work scheme
  2. How to write a disclosure letter and looking at case studies
  3. How to create/tailor a CV
  4. How to write a cover letter and volunteering
  5. Writing a job application and behaviours in work
  6. Preparing for an interview & course reflection/next steps

If you would like to refer yourself or refer someone, please fill in our registration form by following this link. Once we have received your form, a member of the employability team will contact you to go through an initial discussion with you and get you set up online.

You can also contact us:

Email: employability@wecil.co.uk

Telephone: 0117 947 9911

If you are interested in the course but want to wait until we are running face-to-face again, or the current online dates do not suit you and you want to know about future courses, you can leave your details on this form: http://bit.ly/workingtogethercontactme

Specialist Employability Support

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.

You can find additional information about it here: Specialist Employability Support 

If you would like to get in touch about this service then please contact the employment team:

Email: employability@wecil.co.uk

Telephone: 0117 947 9911

How to get in touch

You can contact our friendly team to discuss any queries that you may have.

Email us at employability@wecil.co.uk or phone 0117 947 9911.

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