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January 2006

Learning at Work Day 2006

There were 1500 entrants for our Dream Job Competition last year; from teachers to tank drivers or models to midwives. Eight placements were offered last year which included a Chef in Worcester and Cricket commentator for the BBC. The competition will be held again in 2006 as part of the Learning at Work Day

Follow the links:

Dream Job Competition - see the Campaigning for Learning website (information not available until January 2006)

Make changes you want in your career - please see:
the Association for Coaching website
the Learndirect - advice website.

West Suffolk NHS Hospital Trust does not accept any responsibility for information given to candidates during attendance on any course/events listed on this page. Course costs and leave required to attend courses must be met by the individual concerned.

Useful websites: – The Legal Services Commission

Through the Community Legal Service (CLS) we help people who are eligible for legal aid to protect their rights.

We fund a network of Quality Marked Solicitors, Citizen Advice Bureau and other advice providers to help people who need advice about relationship breakdown or problems with debt, housing, domestic violence and benefits.

Help is also available about asylum and immigration, education, employment, mental health and community care issues. – Suffolk Network, Information Advice Guidance

Everyday we are all faced with new opportunities and decision to make. Are you able to make the decisions that will get you?

What you really want in life? Sometimes we need help some help and support in order to achieve this direction and focus for our live.

Suffolk IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) can put you in touch with people and places that can make a difference.

We provide FREE and confidential help and support. The service is available to anyone who is 20 or over and live and work in Suffolk.

So, if you are considering: taking a course, training, seeking or returning to work,  changing jobs - then get in touch. – Promoting Adult Guidance on Learning and Work

Promoting adult guidance and learning at work. NAEGA is a major UK association for adult guidance practitioners. It is run by members for members. Its aims are to promote the provision of adult guidance services, encourage high standards of practice, promote equal access to learning and work opportunities for adults in the UK and Work in partnership to achieve our aims – West Suffolk College

We are one of the leading providers of post 16 education and training in the region. As well as our main campus in Bury St Edmunds.

 We have centres in each of the market towns in West Suffolk and Thetford. Whether you are looking for full or part-time education, apprenticeships or workforce development, we can offer a wide range of learning opportunities - Learndirect

At Learndirect you can find hundreds of specially created online course in computers, office skills and self development,  designed so that you can lean at a time, place and pace to suit your needs. LearnDirect provides information on our network of over 1,500 centres to help you.

West Suffolk Hospital has its own learning centre for all staff of West Suffolk NHS Hospital, Suffolk West Pct, Suffolk Mental Health.

Also the Local Mental Health Partnerships NHS Trust and St Nicholas Hospice provide mpartial information and advice on over 900,000 courses from providers throughout the UK. - Nextstep

We can help you discover your learning needs and find out what support is available. We can help you decide which training is best for you.

Whether you’re looking for a first job or looking to retrain, we can make a real difference. The nextstep service can help you get on the to improving your career prospects by learning newskills. – Suffolk College

We pride ourselves on the support we provide for students, both academically and pastorally, and this is recognised by external quality agencies.

Our aim is to work with you and to facilitate your success. We have a strong vocational emphasis across many of our courses and this prepares our students well for the world of work. Indeed many of our part-time students have greatly enhanced their careers as a result of their studies and the qualifications they have gained. Others have studied simply for the sheer pleasure it has brought them. – NHS Careers

Find out about careers in the NHS, entry requirements and training, look for a job and apply on-line and find out about the benefits of working in the NHS.