Future Bright offers free, one-to-one career coaching and advice to help you create a personalised action plan, so that you can start making positive progress right away. We can help you with:
Title: Future Bright – Support, Advice, Skills
Title: Free career coaching, advice and support
Title: Leila – Future Bright participant, Artist, @LEILAGAMAZ
Leila: The actions that I’ve taken, have completely changed my life.
Title: Need career coaching?
Title: Henry – Future Bright participant, Gardener
Henry: Future Bright showed me that there are systems out there that can help young people like myself establish themselves as business owners and start creating and generating their own work and income.
Title: Use our support to help: Fund, develop and explore your skills.
Title: Sally – Future Bright participant, Content Manager, Action Net Zero
Sally: The Future Bright scheme helped me to get to a place of clarity on what it was that I wanted to do and how I would be able to get there.
Title: Available across: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Title: Natalie – Future Bright participant, Artist, @BYNATALIECREATIVE
Natalie: I knew that I wanted to explore the possibilities of moving my art and actually my photography and making a business out of it.
Title: Improve your skills
Title: Hannah – Future Bright participant, Teach Assistant
Hannah: She helped me loads with my interview skills, CV skills, and she helped me through pulling out all my good skills, all my qualities that were there but I didn’t know I had.
Title: Create an action plan
Title: Daniel – Future Bright participant, Filmmaker. @DANIELMARTINARTIST
Daniel: For me, it feels like it’s one of the very first times that there’s been an organisation that has really taken notice of me.
Title: Develop in your current job
Title: Sayed – Future Bright participant, Mental Health Coach / Tutor
Sayed: I became a person in demand. My employers are looking now to promote me as well, so it was a great help.
Title: Explore new career opportunities
Sally: I feel I’m in a place where I have a purpose.
Daniel: Just make the leap and make the contact with the company
Title: Katrina – Future Bright participant, Hypnotherapist | PHD Student
Katrina: Had I not gone in to the job centre at that particular time, I would have missed that opportunity.
Title: and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Sayed: So many people have promised me before, “Oh don’t worry about it, we will do this”, but the Future Bright, it was not a promise, it was a practical thing. “OK, you want to do it, you will get there” and I’m there now.
Title: Abdulmonim – Future Bright participant, Cyber Security | Student
Abdulmonim: The main thing I’m taking away from working with Future Bright is keep digging. Never give up. So at the end of the day you’ll reach your goal.
Future Bright offers FREE career coaching to people living in the West of England (that’s Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire).
When you join Future Bright you will work with a dedicated career progression coach for 3 to 6 months, who will:
Joining Future Bright gave me a sense of direction and gave me something to work towards. Even if the job role I wanted wasn’t available now then I could get information and be prepared for it when the opportunity comes.
You're eligible for Future Bright if you are living in the West of England (that’s Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire), and you are:
If you are unsure if you are eligible, please scroll down to get in contact with us and we may be able to direct you to other support services which are more suitable for you.
This is Chris, Career progression Coach from the South Gloucestershire Council team. When asked about his approach to coaching Chris said “My approach to coaching is continually develop my listening skills enabling a person to be heard. I hope to ask good probing questions which can be a catalyst for a participant’s own development. Chris was also asked about the most rewarding part of his job; “Watching people start a new career or enjoy training which they would have only dreamed about prior to joining Future Bright”.
Bath & North East Somerset:firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 395555
Bristol:email@example.com 0117 9222250
South Gloucestershire:firstname.lastname@example.org 01454 866008
If you have any problems submitting this form please contact your local team above.
We will contact you to confirm your interest and eligibility to take part in Future Bright. We will then organise your first meeting with your dedicated career coach. To find our more, check out our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
We understand that things can change in life, your participation in the programme is voluntary and you can withdraw from it at any time, just let us know. If you have previously completed a journey with Future Bright you will not be able to return, however we can provide signposting to other support and provision. If you are unsure if you have completed your journey please get in touch with your local team.
Unless you agree to be a case study, your participation in the programme is completely anonymous. How your data is used is explained in our Future Bright Privacy Notice.
It is your choice if you want to tell your employer you are working with a Future Bright coach to help you progress at work.
Your career progression coach will work with you to create a personal plan based on what you want to achieve. Once the plan is agreed, we will ask that you work with your coach to:
You will be required to provide evidence and ID to confirm your eligibility for the project.
Future Bright is designed to fit around you and any commitments you already have. The amount of time you spend with Future Bright depends on what you want to achieve. You will work with a coach for a maximum of 3-6 months and meetings will be arranged to fit in around your existing commitments.
Many sectors are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Offering opportunities for staff development will make you stand out from other employers and increase productivity. Our coaches work with clients to gain news skills including access to training, develop confidence, manage work life balance and stress and plan a career. The benefits for you investing in employee development include increased productivity, innovative workers, reduced staff turnover and reduced costs from staff absences.
Future Bright works alongside various other projects and providers. A great example of that interconnecting work is the Future Bright participants engaged with Digital Bootcamps. Jess in Bristol got in contact with Future Bright as she wanted to find out what help there was to take her business to the next level and that’s where she found about the Digital Bootcamps. Read more about Jess’ Future Bright story.