Step into work with the help of National Star

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Disabled adult jobseekers in Kingswood, Emerson Green, Fishponds, Yate and Sodbury and Keynsham can tap into support from specialist job mentors to help them find their next role.

Working in partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, experienced job coaches from disability charity National Star are lined up to help adults over 19 years old living in the South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol areas to find work.

Providing one-to-one support

One-to-one support in Maths and English will be provided as well as support with CV writing, interview preparation and job search techniques.

Adults with any self-declared disability, including those with social anxiety or depression, dyslexia, dyspraxia, hearing loss, mobility issues and visual impairments who sign up to the programme can also study towards a vocational qualification to help them increase their chances of finding employment.

‘Job support is often directed at young adults but there is no upper age limit on the support that we can provide through this adult education programme,’ said Amanda Mann, the Recruitment and Assessment Co-ordinator who is recruiting adults to join the programme.

Helping you achieve your work goals

‘It’s hard to keep motivated and maintain your self-confidence to search for work, especially if you do not know how to improve your chances after multiple rejections. Our experienced Job Coach will be with you every step of the way, providing personalised support to help you to achieve your work goals,’ added Amanda.

As part of the programme the jobseekers are supported to find a work placement in a business or organisation that interests them so that they can build up their skills and experience.

‘The New Year is traditionally associated with fresh starts and resolutions to do things differently. We genuinely hope that adults with disabilities of all ages will sign up to our programme and change their lives for the better in 2022,’ said Amanda.

National Star is a well-established charity that runs specialist colleges for day and residential learners with disabilities in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. Rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, National Star runs a series of work-related courses for people with disabilities to build their confidence and develop their employability skills. With strong links with local businesses job mentors can help students to secure interesting work placements former National Star students with a range of disabilities have gone on to run their own businesses, work in retail, hospitality, administration and more.

Find out more

Anyone interested in finding out more about joining the four-day a week programme, is asked to contact Amanda at or telephone 07837 555329.

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