08 Jul 2019

Bristol Employment, Skills and Learning 2019 Awards

Businesses, community organisations, volunteers and local residents to be honoured for success across employment and learning services

Bristol’s work to provide training, qualifications and create job opportunities for adults and young people in the city will be recognised on Tuesday (9 July).

The Bristol City Council Employment, Skills and Learning service (ESL) will celebrate the work of 30 people and organisations at an awards ceremony at City Hall.

The ESL service works directly with school leavers, apprentices, adult learners and job seekers across Bristol, while providing and coordinating learning and employment support for businesses and organisations.

Tuesday’s ceremony will showcase individual successs as well as the volunteers and organisations that have worked to help people to learn, gain qualifications and get work.

PROPS, the charity that provides opportunities and work experience for adults with learning difficulties is one of the organisations that will be honoured, along with the Pop Up Business School, who provide business support for entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Radisson Blu, who have hosted courses and supported staff to take English and maths qualifications, will also be recognised, along with individual apprentices, young parents, care leavers and adult learners who have overcome challenges to achieve success.

Councillor Anna Keen, the Cabinet member with responsibility for Education and Skills, said: “The Employment, Skills and Learning team co-ordinates services to make a positive difference to lives by enabling young people and adults to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress with learning, volunteering and employment opportunities.

“We are delighted to see the results of that hard work being recognised in this way.’’

The council’s Alan Stubbersfield, Director of Education Improvement, and Jane Taylor, ESL Head of Service, will be making the presentations at the event, which takes place in the City Hall conference hall between 3-5pm on Tuesday.

For more information about Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning service, see www.bristolesl.com.