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Cost of living concerns? Future Bright could improve your career prospects

As a local resident, you could be entitled to free career coaching to take control of your future and make positive progress towards new opportunities and better pay to help ease the burden of living costs.

In the UK, 1 in 6 jobs pay below the real Living Wage*, and with inflation being the highest in over three decades, many of us are starting to consider our options to help improve our situation.

Future Bright can offer you a dedicated career progression coach for 3-6 months working with you to:

  • Create a career action plan

  • Explore career opportunities

  • Develop employability skills

  • Build confidence and motivation

The team can also direct you to other support services, including money, benefits, counselling, and self-employed business support.

To be eligible for Future Bright you need to live in the West of England (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire).

Participants must be aged 18 or over, in paid work (including zero hours and self-employed) and receiving eligible benefits OR earning below the Real Living Wage (below £9.90 an hour).

If you are unsure if you meet the criteria, contact the team to find out more and discover other support services which may be more suitable for you.

Visit Future Bright at West of England Combined Authority for further information and contact details for your local area:

*Living Wage Foundation, Nov 2021.

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