Developing your skills

Are you wanting to learn something new, get the family involved or share an experience with friends? Orbit provides a range of opportunities from personal support to group courses for you to develop your skills.


Do something new

  • Take advantage of a variety of free skills courses such as cooking, counselling for beginners, beauty therapy, sports leadership or floristry.

Help to re-train

  • More than 500 customers are benefitting from support using technologies and improving their computer skills
  • Improve your maths and English to help you get the job you want
  • Get the work based qualifications you need for specific jobs, such as health and safety, to work in construction or catering.

Develop on the job

  • We can provide advice and guidance on the new skills you need to develop your career.

Personal Help

  • Our team of experts offer one to one employment advice and guidance in your home or over the phone. They can also provide a mentor for specific skills whatever stage you are at. They can help you develop skills to find work for the first time, get back into employment, increase your in-work skills or even work for yourself.



To find out more about any of the opportunities above or how else we can help, why not get in touch with your personal Employment Support Officer today.

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