Employment and Training Initiatives

Southern Entrepreneurs

Southern Entrepreneurs engages people from across the south of Hampshire in training and networking events to help meet their business needs. The service is free to qualifying businesses. You can find out more at www.southernentrepreneurs.com

New Deal

New Deal is a key part of the government's Welfare to Work strategy. Personalised programmes of work and skills training opportunities, delivered locally, are aimed at helping unemployed people into work. There are programmes for young people (18-24), 25+, lone parents, disabled people, 50+ and partners of the unemployed.

All programmes are accessible through Employment Services and, whether you are an unemployed individual looking for a job or a company with vacancies to offer, your first point of contact should be your local Job Centre.

More information: New Deal or https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch

Learn Direct

Learning through work allows working people to gain university qualifications without leaving the work place. It is designed for individuals as well as work based groups. For more information visit www.learndirect.co.uk website.

LG Careers

The only website providing you with information and advice on local government careers. Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experience, there could be something for you.

Visit the www.jobs.localgov.co.uk/ website.


PETA Ltd is an organisation that was set-up by companies for companies (with over 350 members) and has operated at the leading edge of training and development for more than 35 years. Our practical and participative approach to course delivery has enabled us to gain a reputation as one of the largest and most respected training organisations on the south coast of England.


Connexions Direct is a new service for young people age 13-19 that offers quick access to information and advice on a wide range of topics, including employment and training, through one easy to use website.

Visit the http://www.connexions-direct.com website.