Learning at Work Week

National Learning at Work Week is taking place from 15 – 21 May and provides a great opportunity to promote the value of learning in the workplace. The theme for 2017 is ‘curious and creative’.

Learning can help to bring out the best in staff and enable organisations to stay one step ahead, improving productivity, encouraging innovation and opening up new possibilities.

Throughout the week, a number of Bristol Learning City partners and supporting organisations will be working together to promote and celebrate the benefits of learning and development at work. A range of FREE events, activities, skills sessions and workshops will be available for the local workforce and people of Bristol, as well as participating organisations employees.

Take a look at the week’s FREE events and activities below or visit our dedicated Storify page for 10 ideas of how you can get involved with the week.

Partners and Supporting Organisations

Events and Activities

Here are the events and activities that are taking place in Bristol throughout Learning at Work Week. All of the events are open to the general public and are free of charge.

How facilitation can change the world

We believe that facilitation can change the world. It brings people together to overcome challenges and build resilient networks between communities and with individuals. This seminar is a chance to learn more about facilitation and discover how it can benefit you in the workplace.

Venue: Arnolfini, Meeting Room, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Date: Monday 15 May

Time: 14.00pm – 16.00pm

Prices: Free

Event Type: Adults, Seminar, Open to All



Spaces are limited, please book early to ensure your place.

Learning Afloat with Bristol Ferries

Come and sample Bristol Ferries educational school trips for FREE! The school trips are designed to complement History and Geography curriculums for both Primary and Secondary school ages. The boat trip can bring topics ranging from regeneration or abolition to life. A range of classroom support materials will also be on display.

Venue: Bristol Ferryboat Matilda from the Arnolfini landing stage. (Please note that pick-ups can also be arranged from Temple Meads and SS Great Britain).

Date: Monday 15 May

Time: 16.30pm – 17.30pm

Prices: Free

Event Type: Educators



Spaces are limited, please book early to ensure your place.

BCfm Radio Open Doors 

On Tuesday 16 May, wannabe radio presenters are invited to present on BCfm Radio‘s ‘One Love Breakfast‘ or ‘Real Women‘ shows. Recite, sing, interview or simply present live on air.

Venue: BCFM Studios, Russell Town Avenue, St George, Bristol, BS5 9LT

Date: Tuesday 16 May

Time: 7.00am – 10.00am (One Love Breakfast show) or 10.00am – 11.00am (Real Women show)

Prices: Free

Event Type: Adults, Open to All

Booking: george.smith@bcfm.org.uk

Spaces are limited, please book early to ensure your place.

Unite Learning for Life

Throughout the day on Tuesday 16 May, Unite the Union will be offering computer basics skill sessions, CV writing workshops, careers advice and guidance, plus more!

Venue: Unite Union, Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY

Date: Tuesday 16 May

Time: 10.30am – 15.00pm

Prices: Free

Event Type: Adults, Open to All, Workshops

Booking: Book on Eventbrite

Spaces are limited, please book early to ensure your place.

Further Information: 




Apprentice CV Workshop

KPMG and Key Training staff will be running this lunchtime workshop to offer CV help and advice for Apprentices or those thinking of becoming an Apprentice.

Venue: KPMG, 66 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4BE

Date: Tuesday 16 May

Time: 12.30pm – 13.30pm

Prices: Free

Event Type: Apprentices, Students, Workshop



Spaces are limited, please book early to ensure your place.

Championing Learning for Communities

As part of Learning at Work Week, Citizen Services from Bristol City Council will be running a FREE drop-in session at City Hall for anyone who wants to learn about council services online and discuss the support that’s available to those in need within their local community.

Venue: City Hall,  First Floor, Room 1P01

Date: Wednesda