Contact Us

Dennett House, 11 Middle Street
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

Tel: 01823 270101                     Find Us
Fax: 01823 425200
Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk


Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Career Transition Workshop



Course Duration:

1 - day (0930-1600)


South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


Delivered in association with Affinity Connect, this 1-day event provides essential guidance and support for those considering a career change.



Change and Transition

  • Understanding and managing change
  • Working through transition - discipline, routine, motivation


Skills and Career Values

  • Understanding your strengths, core competencies and functional skills
  • Identifying what you value about your work and career
  • Matching existing skills to career values - do they fit?
  • Transferable skills - relevance for different job markets
  • Lifestyle and practical considerations


Marketing Yourself and Your Skills

  • CVs and application forms - using them and writing them
  • Using social media and other approaches
  • Avoiding common mistakes



  • Preparation
  • Techniques and common questions


Guidance on Starting a Business

  • Is it for you?
  • Business Plans and marketing
  • Legal considerations
  • Self-employed resources

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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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"This was an excellent course and the tutor really knew his stuff and took time and effort to answer any questions that I had"

Member Organisations:  £160
Non-Member Organisations: £200

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)


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