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Community employment hubs

The Employment Hubs are a free employment support service covering Taunton, West Somerset and Wellington. Your pathway towards work!

Our friendly team can help you with:

  • Guidance on opportunities for learning, training and work
  • Confidence building to return to work
  • Help with job applications, covering letters, CVs and interview skills
  • Funding to access employment and learning opportunities (e.g transport, PPE and books)
  • Referral for further support including IT, Citizens Advice, apprenticeship advice, Citizens Advice and positive mental health
  • Links to volunteer work
  • Identify any other barriers that stop you from progressing
  • Regular one to one support for as long as you need it

We are meeting face to face, come and visit us to make an appointment or use the email below to arrange a time:

Where we are and when we are open:

  • Minehead Eye Youth Hub, TA4 5BJ. 1:30pm to 2:30pm (every Thursday weekly)
  • Priorswood Community Centre, Taunton, TA2 7JW 10am to 12pm (4th Tuesday of the month)
  • Halcon Link Centre, Taunton, TA1 2DD 12:30pm to 2:30pm (4th Thursday of the month)
  • @ The hub, Alcombe Minehead (next to fire station) TA24 6DJ 10am to 12pm (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month)
  • Stogursey Hub at the Stogursey Youth Hub TA5 1PR, (next to the Victory Hall) on a Tuesday once a month, please use employment support email below to book an appointment
  • Taunton United Reform Church, TA1 3PF 10am to 12pm (1st Tuesday of the month)
  • Wellington Baptist Church, TA21 8NS 10am to 12pm (1st Wednesday of the month)
  • Williton, Parish Council, TA4 4PY 10am to 12pm (3rd Tuesday of the month)

For support, a chat and a virtual cup of tea you can phone or email us

Email: employmentsupport@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Phone: 01823 219 578 or 01823 219 612

Follow our community Facebook page for jobs, training and information @communityemploymenthubs

Volunteers needed

Could you help and support people in your local community towards work? If the answer’s yes, you will need the desire to help others, have general life experiences, as well as the enthusiasm to motivate people and raise their confidence and self-esteem. If you can spare some time you could be just the volunteer we value at any of our hub locations as listed above.

Volunteering roles on offer:

  • one to one support
  • admin
  • meet and greet
  • making tea/coffee

The Employment Hubs focus on offering one to one practical support such as CV writing, searching and applying for work, how to deal with online application forms, help with interviews and signposting to other agencies for further help and support.

For more information email: employmentsupport@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

If you are concerned about cost of living crisis, please, see Cost of living crisis helpful links further support.