Skills 4 Work

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Jobs and training open day - 26 April 2022

Isle of Wight residents who are aged 16 and over, not in any paid work and have the right to work in the UK are invited to a free, drop in open day  at Quay Arts in Newport on 26 April, from 10am to 2pm.

Find out more about the open day.

What is Skills 4 Work?

Skills 4 Work is a completely free, 1-2-1 employment support and coaching programme.

It’s open to anyone living on the Isle of Wight, 16 and over and not in any paid work.

Email us to apply

What you’ll get from the programme

Skills 4 Work gives you plenty of opportunities to develop the skills you need to find the right role for you.

You can access any and all of the below:

  • Employability support – to develop your job-search, CV and interview skills
  • Digital skills support – including access to computers and connectivity
  • Vocational training courses – delivered face-to-face or online
  • Workshops and employability training – to support you with confidence building and keeping up your motivation
  • Functional skills support – assessments and programmes to develop the fundamental English, Maths and ICT skills you may need
  • Access to work placements and volunteering opportunities – to help you develop your confidence and employability skills
  • Self-employment and business start-up support

Want to apply or find out more?

 All it takes is three easy steps:

  1. Call us on 0300 5000 926 or email
  2. Have a relaxed chat with our team about why you’re interested in the programme and what you’d like to get from it.
  3. Sign up to Skills 4 Work and gain access to everything it offers, including:

- As much 1-2-1 coaching as you need from our Skills 4 Work coach Stuart – find out more about him here.

- Free training and qualifications

- ID support, travel and childcare costs

- CV and interview prep

- Job searching support

Sovereign residents

We offer extensive employment and training support to residents. So if you’re a Sovereign resident (of any tenure, including shared ownership) and want more information about what else we offer, our Employment and Training team are happy to help.

Take a look at what other employment and training services we offer.

How is the programme funded?

The Solent Supporting Employment (SSE) programme aims to reach and work with individuals facing complex barriers to employment, including BAME communities; people with disabilities; long-term unemployed; and people experiencing factors such as mental health issues, age or homelessness – enabling them to move closer towards or into employment.

The three year £1.76m SSE Grants Programme is managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) and is part-funded by the European Social Fund, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and HIWCF donors.