There’s a whole host of development locally that will bring opportunities for local people; Under Construction is determined to support local jobs for local people.


Ladies of Sedgemoor, we have a unique and inspirational project currently running to help you unlock your potential and rasie your aspirations into a career of choice. From boosting your confidence so you believe you can retrain, or support your dreams of setting up a business our caring and passionate team can help. Once a month, we organise events for the whole group of women and there are monthly drop-ins – see our events page for the current dates. Nothing is mandatory, but as the old saying goes, ‘the more you put in the more you get out’. We have ladies undertaking training courses, some have returned to work and others have been referred to partner organisations for specific support, from health and wellbeing organisations to training providers. Our group of women have a dedicated, private facebook page where they can share, support and empower each other to achieve their goals. At the moment, we do require you to be unemployed or in receipt of a form of benefit (including Universal Credit) however we’re hoping to expand this to support more women in the future. Please do drop-in and see the team for more information on the dates provided, if you’re still not sure perhaps have a look at our case studies.   

CSW Group awarded Skills for Young People contract in Devon and Somerset.

CSW Group are delighted to have been awarded the Skills for Young People contract in Devon and Somerset, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
The project supports 15-24 year olds not in work; education or training who are being urged to take advantage of £585,000 allocated to develop skills and progress onto a range of positive outcomes that include employment, education, apprenticeships and traineeships.
The funding is available until July 2021, supporting 373 young people.
There will be a key focus on the Local Enterprise Partnerships priority sectors, however this is not an exclusive list and flexibility is at the heart of the project.
– Marine sector and associated advanced engineering
– Photonics and electronics
– Digital industries
– Health care sectors
– Advanced manufacturing and engineering sector
There will be focus on STEM, developing work experience and pre-employment opportunities.
The project is delivered through a skilled subcontractor network supporting young people from priority groups to move closer to employment or further learning in line with LEP priorities.
15-24 year olds who are NEET or at risk of being NEET can access this service locally and select from a wide range of training to build confidence, resilience and learn how to overcome personal barriers. Visit their web page.

This project is financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund.

The Bridgwater Way

Bridgwater is thriving with lots of positive opportunities in education, our economy and for business. We are working hard to make travel in and around Bridgwater easier and safer at a time when there is growing demand on our roads. The Bridgwater Way is providing initiatives to help you choose how and when to travel, and feel safe when making your journey. We want you to get involved, because it’s your choices that will make the difference in keeping Bridgwater moving. The Bridgwater Way is reaching out to schools and colleges, businesses, and the wider community to provide tools and support to help us make positive changes together. Get involved by following the link below.

Positive People

We’re really pleased to Welcome the Positive People project to Under Construction on Tuesdays. If you’re aged 18+ and not in work this project could help with new skills and one:one support back into the workforce; Inspiring you to build a brighter future.

Everyone should have the chance to succeed in life, to develop skills and build a career. Positive People is a flexible community programme designed to help you overcome whatever challenges you face.Run by Pluss and our community partners we can help you manage the tough times, get qualified and find work.

Help with everyday life

Our change coaches will work closely with you to help you identify your aspirations.

Our support includes:

  • Personal development – help build your confidence and health.
  • Help with daily life – including advice on housing, money / debt, childcare, healthy eating, leisure, relationships, anger-management.
  • Help to manage your health condition.
  • Help to master digital technology –including computers, tablets, phones and software.
  • Access to benefits.

Get qualified and find work

Our support includes:

  • Help to access training – anything from basic skills to vocational and professional.
  • Help to prepare for work – including clubs and work trials so you can try out jobs and gain experience.
  • Job search – preparing CVs, applications and interview We will also help you approach employers.
  • Access to computers, internet and printers.
  • Advice on apprenticeships and self-employment.

Once you enter into work, we will stay in regular contact with you. You can also contact our helpline for advice and support.

Positive People is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Skill Up Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service, supporting the businesses and people of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey. We offer free, impartial advice and guidance to support you with the challenges your business may face with recruitment and skills gaps, help you to progress in your career or even make those first steps in gaining or returning to employment.

Launch into our Jobs Launchpad – virtual career and skills fair for the Heart of the South West (Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay).

On these pages, you can find a wide range of support options, from our directory of Heart of the South West employers to information about services that may be able to support you if you are, or have become, unemployed, to resource links for if you are a young person or adult requiring skills information and support. Jobs launchpad can help guide you to the information you need.

Jobs Launchpad has been created as part of our employment and skills response to COVID 19 (coronavirus).

These web pages are created in partnership with:
Devon County Council | Plymouth City Council | Somerset County Council | Torbay Council | Local authorities

Sedgemoor Digital Link – Switch On, Get On, Move On!

Free drop-in sessions to improve skills and get online! No matter what level you are our friendly volunteers will help. Come and see how being online could make a difference to all areas of your life: work, hobbies, daily tasks and so much more.
If you’re not sure where to start with a computer or just need to brush your IT skills, have no fear, our experienced and friendly volunteers will be on hand to help. As more and more services become ‘digital’, a basic knowledge of IT is really important. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills whilst knowing free support is on-hand to guide you. Equipment is provided all you need to bring is yourself.