Employment and training

Wanting to find volunteering, training or employment opportunities?
We are here to help!

Do you want to find volunteering to gain experience and get involved with your community?

Would you like to get online and update your CV?

Do you have a specific job in mind that you want to apply for and want help with the application form and to practice for an interview?

Would you like to do a short training course or go back to college?

We can help with all of these things, contact our Tenancy Impact Team for more information.

You can call for a chat on 0117 9424 600 or email info@unitedcommunities.org.uk.

We also work with lots of partners in the communities we serve so can sign post you to more specific and local support.

Listed below you will find some resources and useful information to help you, your family and your friends find employment and training.


The National Apprenticeship Service has lots of useful information on how to apply for an apprenticeship and search for current vacancies.

What can you do?


Ways2Work is the website for employment, training and support organisations in Bristol and the West of England (Bath and NE Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) area. There is lots of useful information about employment and training.

You can search and apply for jobs all over the country using the government’s Universal Jobmatch site.

Employment advice for people with disabilities

Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work. They believe that everyone has something to offer and work to find peoples strengths. Once their skills are established, they match people to proper jobs with carefully chosen employers.

Bristol branch – 37 Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4TT   |   0300 456 8027   |   bristol@mail.remploy.co.uk

WECIL advice service is open to any disabled person in the UK, and our experienced advisors can support you across a range of issues

0117 9479950 advice@wecil.co.uk

Mental health matters employment advice


There are lots of places in and around the wider area of Bristol offering free or discounted training.

For up to date information and advice on courses visit the relevant website.

South Gloucestershire



Southern Brooks Partnership offer free and reduced-rate courses. From food hygiene to digital photography, working with children to managing your money.

Opportunity Fund

United Communities have launched an Opportunity Fund to provide financial assistance for tenants to take up employment and training opportunities which can’t be met by other sources.

We’ll fund up to 75% of the cost for course fees and materials to a maximum of £500 per applicant.

Read our terms and conditions for more information and apply using the

Alternatively you can contact Jayne Whittlestone for further information.

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