The Ways2Work network was established by Bristol City Council to build a network of employers who we could work with to fill skills shortages in Bristol and get our residents into work.

We work with our partner organisations to ensure a joined up route to sustained careers for Bristol residents as well as supporting our local employers to thrive.

Ways2Work operates as part of Bristol City Council to deliver a wide range of support to Bristol residents. Working with partners across Bristol and the West of England we deliver job fairs, circulate information but, most importantly, we link together the various support agencies, colleges and employers in the area to help residents of Bristol secure employment.

Paul Gaunt

Employment Support Manager

Paul Gaunt

Employment Support Manager

Design, development, delivery and evaluation of employment support projects and programmes and managing the activities of the Employment Support Team.

Lucy Perrott

Employment Development Officer

Lucy Perrott

Employment Development Officer

I run the Ways2Work network, update spreadsheets, daily updates, newsletters, website and Facebook. I support HYPE and Work Zones. I proofread various documents for other teams and am a requistioner on ABW. I also work on jobs fairs and advice

Chris Mitchell

Employer Account Officer

Chris Mitchell

Employer Account Officer

I work to link employers of Bristol to residents using the hugely varied and talented Back-to-Work sector in Bristol/WoE as a source of help, advice, resource and people. I run lots of Job Fair events (and advice days) by

Kim Taylor

EET Support Officer –(Care Leavers)

Kim Taylor

EET Support Officer –(Care Leavers)

Currently I work as an EET (employment, education and training) worker for children in care and care leavers. I engage with young people by providing 1-1 support and helping them into all EET opportunities. My role also involves organising work

We run regular job fairs across Bristol to support residents and employers directly or highlight existing opportunities of support and training.

Although based in Bristol city centre, the team run quarterly networking meetings across the entire city for organisations helping people into work.

We also provide daily and weekly email updates to our subscribers in agencies across the city to provide up to date information on courses, events and other provision to help people back to work.