Bath and North East Somerset Council has developed a new employment hub, Achieve. The aim of Achieve is to integrate residents, support services and employers within Bath and North East Somerset, and boost local employment.
The focus of the hub is to build an accessible network of support to help individuals reach their full potential, allowing residents in the region to enter employment, progress in their career and develop new skills. To support this work, they are building a network of local businesses and support services, who can confidently offer real jobs, opportunities in the routes to employment and support which meets the needs of the residents, both now and for a productive future.
Employers who are engaged understand and buy into employment support services, as well as investing in their current and future workforce, and Bath and North East Somerset Council are looking to sign up more forward-thinking employers to their network.
The project also offers free promotion of events and opportunities that relate to employment, skills and progression; you can see 'good' jobs, courses and events all published on the Achieve website.
Achieve's focus is equally on actions that can prevent unemployment, such as working with employers to improve their workplace practices. This activity can not only prevent employees becoming unemployed due to health issues, but also increase workplace productivity, support the ageing workforce and guide those in need of a better work-life balance.
If you would like to find out more, or are interested in becoming a partner, support service or opportunity-seeker, click here.