A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support for individuals, employers and businesses seeking support and information in relation to employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships is being rolled out across Somerset under the Step Up Somerset brand, to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
This includes a new one-stop-shop website www.stepupsomerset.org.uk which will provide support for individuals who are job hunting, seeking training in new industries or working to strengthen their skills, by providing details of employment and skills services and resources. Those who find themselves at risk of or being made redundant can find a full range of support, including help with re-skilling, financial assistance and wellbeing information.
Employers will be able to gather information on redundancy support for their workforce, staff development and offering apprenticeships or industry placements to young people. The website will also provide a platform for promoting any recruitment or development events available to attend.
For anyone without internet access, further one-to-one help can also be provided via a single phone helpline: 0300 790 6275.