Employment advice for businesses

gov.uk employing people web page gives information on employing people.

The Employer Direct Online service allows you to Advertise a vacancy with Jobcentre Plus.

The Skills Funding Agency allocate funding to colleges and other skills and training organisations to meet the needs of local businesses and communities. The Agency also houses the National Apprenticeship Service.

Jobcentre Plus contact details on the gov.uk website.

On Site Bristol is Bristol City Council's specialist provider of apprenticeships, training and guidance for the construction and building services industry.

Apprenticeships are nationally designed work based programmes offering a route of entry across 80 different industry sectors. Employers are being encouraged to offer apprenticeship placements as a way of meeting their workforce needs .

The University of the West of England offers a large range of professional and short courses including bespoke courses for most business sectors.

City of Bristol College has a team of expert business advisers to help identify business needs and training solutions. Businesses have a choice from over 1,800 courses.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College offers courses in a wide range of subjects, from business to sport, and from engineering to media.