People from across the region are sharing their stories about how they’re boosting their skills and improving their career prospects, with the help of the West of England Combined Authority’s Future Bright scheme.
Future Bright is a free service offering career advice, training and support to residents in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, aged 19 and over who receive in-work benefits or tax credits.
In a new series of videos, workers, people who are self-employed and business bosses talk about the positive impact that the personal career coaching and support is having on their lives.
West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles said: “Everyone, no matter what their background or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to lead a successful and fulfilling career. Future Bright is about breaking down the barriers to help give people that opportunity and drive inclusive growth across the West of England. These stories vividly illustrate the big difference our Future Bright programme is making to real people’s lives. By providing flexible and tailored support that doesn’t take a one-size fits all approach, Future Bright helps address their specific needs and secure a better future for themselves and their families.
“The programme is still open, so anyone who wants to improve their job opportunities, boost their income or pick up some new skills should get in touch and start their own Future Bright story.”
You can watch more of the testimonials from people who are seeing success as a result of the Future Bright scheme in this YouTube playlist.
Future Bright can help you develop new skills, improve you career and boost your income through:
- Tailored support from a dedicated career coach
- Practical help to take control of your work and pay
- Training and development designed for you.
Future Bright is managed by the West of England Combined Authority and is being delivered locally by Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils.
To find out more about Future Bright and how it could help you, visit www.futurebright.org.uk.