Vocational opportunities at Workbridge

Vocational opportunities at Workbridge are open to people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries, of all abilities, and no previous experience is necessary.

We provide people with the chance to learn and develop work and life skills through a broad range of vocational activities in morning and afternoon sessions.

Having a vocation is something we all seek in life so if you'd like us to help you, or someone you care for, realise their potential, here's how to apply or refer:

1. Telephone 01604 872770 - Speak to one of our friendly staff members about the possibility of joining or referring someone to Workbridge.

2. Come and visit us - See what activities are on offer at Workbridge, meet other service users, talk to staff and discuss how you might fund your sessions.

3. Complete our referral form - Click here to access our referral form. Once you have completed the form, you can return it via email to [email protected] or by post to Workbridge, Braye Centre, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD. Once funding is agreed, we will contact you and arrange the date of your first session.

4. Training and qualifications - In our workshops there are opportunities to further develop your skills with specific training and accredited qualifications. You will receive regular reviews and feedback to support your development.

Learn and develop work and life skills

How to apply

To register your interest in joining Workbridge as a service user, please complete the referral form in the downloads box.

Send your completed referral form by email to: [email protected]

or by post to: Workbridge, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD

Once funding is agreed we will contact you and arrange the date of your first session. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01604 872770.

Brochure and referral form

Click the links to view our brochure and referral

Workbridge referral form Workbridge brochure
We provide vocational opportunities to people with mental health illness, learning disabilities or brain injuries

Vocational opportunities at Workbridge are open to people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries, of all abilities, and no previous experience is necessary.

We provide people with the chance to learn and develop work and life skills through a broad range of vocational activities in morning and afternoon sessions.

Having a vocation is something we all seek in life so if you'd like us to help you, or someone you care for, realise their potential, here's how to apply or refer:

1. Telephone 01604 872770 - Speak to one of our friendly staff members about the possibility of joining or referring someone to Workbridge.

2. Come and visit us - See what activities are on offer at Workbridge, meet other service users, talk to staff and discuss how you might fund your sessions.

3. Complete our referral form - Click here to access our referral form. Once you have completed the form, you can return it via email to [email protected] or by post to Workbridge, Braye Centre, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD. Once funding is agreed, we will contact you and arrange the date of your first session.

4. Training and qualifications - In our workshops there are opportunities to further develop your skills with specific training and accredited qualifications. You will receive regular reviews and feedback to support your development.

h1CateringHelp produce hot meals for staff and colleagues each day as well as create sweet and savoury products for our coffee shop. Learn about health and safety and hygiene. Enquire nowGreenCoffee shopLearn how to prepare and deliver food and drink orders, clean tables and develop your customer service skills. Enquire nowOrangeCeramicsLearn to create beautiful ceramic items. Guided by staff, gain techniques to fill moulds, load the kilns and produce different decorative effects. Enquire nowPurpleContractingActivities include light assembly, fulfilling mail shots, repackaging goods and shrink wrapping items ready for distribution. The tasks are varied and some require a great deal of accuracy.Enquire nowhttps://workbridge.org.uk/contact-usRedHorticultureThroughout the seasons you will learn horticultural techniques for plant production and care: seed sowing, potting on and pricking out, taking cuttings, watering and feeding, top dressing and weeding.Enquire nowTurquoiseOffice skillsLearn administrative and basic computer skills. Use Microsoft Office software and office equipment to carry out cash handling, banking, data entry, post handling and photocopying.Enquire nowBlueDesign & PrintLearn how to process orders, scan and edit images using Photoshop, assemble pine frames and mount canvas prints. You can also take part in design projects for organisations and individuals.Enquire nowGreenWoodworkDiscover how to design and make a variety of garden and home products to sell in our garden centre or for customer orders. Use hand and power tools safely, measure, cut and finish materials.Enquire nowOrangeTraining and qualificationsIn all our workshops there are opportunities to further develop your skills with specific training and accredited qualifications. You will receive regular reviews and feedback to support your development.Enquire nowPurpleLearn and develop work and life skillsLearn and develop work and life skillsh2How to apply

To register your interest in joining Workbridge as a service user, please complete the referral form in the downloads box.

Send your completed referral form by email to: [email protected]

or by post to: Workbridge, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD

Once funding is agreed we will contact you and arrange the date of your first session. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01604 872770.

h2Brochure and referral formClick the links to view our brochure and referral GreenBakeryLearn about health and safety and food hygiene and the necessary skills to bake bread products in a commercial standard kitchen environment.Enquire nowhttps://workbridge.org.uk/contact-usRedCharity ShopLearn how to sort and price customer donations, keep the charity shop stocked, learn how to use the till and develop customer service skills.Enquire nowhttps://workbridge.org.uk/contact-us/TurquoiseTextilesLearn a wide variety of skills from hand sewing and decopatch, to how to use a sewing machine and overlocker, producing items for sale in our retail areas.Enquire nowhttps://workbridge.org.uk/contact-us/Blue