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Apprenticeships, essentially a real job where you learn, gain experience, and get paid in doing so, provide people with new skills whilst helping businesses to plug their skills gaps. We tend to think of apprenticeships for only young people but in reality, they are for anyone over the age of 16 not in full-time education that wants to earn while they learn industry-relevant skills.

Opportunities range from construction to maritime, from digital to engineering, retail and management and apply to new employees or existing employees wanting to develop their skills. Over the last few years, Southampton City Council has supported 181 apprentices and currently has 150 placements underway across the organisation.

But this opportunity is not just for big organisations. In Southampton, due to our innovative ‘Transfer to Transform’ scheme, small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) can essentially take on apprentices with the help of the Solent Apprenticeship and Skills Hub for free.

Jobs Bulletin

Do you need to fill a job vacancy or a training course? The Southampton Jobs Bulletin is sent out every fortnight by Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team to thousands of people from a range of backgrounds.

To advertise your vacancies in the bulletin, please contact us.

Jobs Fairs

Do you want to meet potential candidates from across Southampton? The Employment Support Team runs virtual and face to face Jobs Fairs throughout the year as a great way for employers to meet job seekers.

Our Jobs Fairs are free for employers and give you the opportunity to tap into a diverse pool of motivated individuals who are looking for work. If you would like to exhibit for free at our next Jobs Fair, contact us.

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