Skills support for the unemployed

• Are you looking for work or further training opportunities?

• Would you like to develop your skills and confidence?

• Would you benefit from 1-2-1 support & mentoring?

Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU) is delivered by Weston College on behalf of Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS), which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

The Skills Support for the Unemployed programme is an ESF initiative aimed to upskill and fast track you towards a positive progression into employment or further training. Working in partnership with Weston College, the SSU team can signpost you to accredited training and short programmes, offering industry recognised qualifications and employment opportunities.

If you are considered to be unemployed (any length of unemployment), inactive in the labour market, aged 16 and above and reside within North Somerset then you are eligible to be supported through the SSU programme.

As well as providing industry recognised qualifications, our experienced job coaches can provide a unique and bespoke 1-2-1 mentoring service that can support you towards making a positive progression. Focusing on developing skills including: interview techniques, CV building, job application development and soft skills , amongst many others. Our team can further support you to action plan, helping to build your confidence and find the most suitable progression route into either work, further education or an apprenticeship.

For further information, Skills Support for the Unemployed questions and referrals to be sent to: or you can call us on 01934 411 146.




Nicola was made redundant by Thomas Cook, but after completing three courses through SSU, she is now employed.

Nicola's story

Sue worked for a local Marks and Spencer's as a Shop Assistant, but is now working for the NHS.

Sue's Story

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