Future Bright: Free Career Coaching, Training & Support

Are you looking to develop new skills, access training or find new opportunities?

Future Bright offers FREE career coaching, training and support to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to take your next step. When you join Future Bright, you’ll be matched with a dedicated career coach who will support you to create a personalised action plan.

During the Coronavirus outbreak, our coaches continue to support residents by using telephone and online tools to stay in touch safely.

How can we help?

We’ll help you to break down your goals into an action plan so that you can start making positive change and progress right away. We can help you with:

Advice and Support

We’ll help you:

  • Identify your goals
  • Tackle your obstacles
  • Create an action plan

Developing Skills

We’ll help you:

  • Access the support and training you need
  • Get more from your existing experience

Personal Budgets

We offer help to pay for the training and equipment that you need to progress and reach your goals.

Who’s it for?

To help people whose income or employment have been affected by the Coronavirus crisis, the eligibility criteria for Future Bright have been temporarily expanded.

Future Bright can support people who are:

  • Aged 19 and over
  • Living in the West of England – that’s Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
  • Currently in paid work and receiving benefits or tax credits (Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, or Means-Tested Council tax Reduction)

In addition, the expanded service can now also support people whose income or employment have been affected by the Coronavirus crisis, including:

  • Those who have been made redundant, laid off or are at risk of redundancy, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Employees whose hours have been significantly reduced, and who therefore have a lower income (e.g. zero hours, cut from full to part time)
  • Self-employed workers, where their ability to earn has been severely impacted due to the nature of their business
  • Furloughed employees, if their reduced income means they are eligible for Universal Credit.


What happens after I sign up?

We will contact you to confirm your interest and eligibility to take part in Future Bright. We will then organise your first face-to-face meeting with your dedicated career coach. To find our more, check out our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Want an informal chat about Future Bright? Contact your local team.

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