Our Story

Opportunities Workshop exists from our passion and belief that everyone is capable of having a successful career.

Since 2012 we've worked with a large number of individuals and businesses to grow local talent pools in our communities.

As we move through 2020, our focus is on navigating the changing world of work and helping our communities to evolve successful careers and businesses amid the covid-derived challenges to our economy.

Our mission remains unchanged to help individuals and businesses get the skills they need to thrive.

Pitman Training in Essex

Since 2018, Opportunities Workshop has been home to Pitman Training in Essex with the acquisition of the Chelmsford and Colchester territories. 

We have invested in new learning centres in both locations to provide high quality face-to-face learning and assessment facilities.


Youth Employment

Working with young people to acquire the skills and attitudes to successfully launch their careers and build sustainable futures.

Back to Work

Working with adults to overcome the social, financial and health impacts of unemployment through focussed, positive activity.

Career Pathways

Growing local talent pools through focussed programmes that develop the skills required by hiring employers.

Opportunities Included CIC

In 2014 we established Opportunities Included CIC to provide access for adults and young people outside the labour market who need soft skills development to identify and achieve their career objectives.  

Opportunities Included is also home to our Scholarship Fund which supports wider participation in our vocational training programmes.

Approved Provider - Enhanced Learning Credits

Supporting our Armed Forces

Opportunities Workshop are proud to support our country's Armed Forces community. 

We are an approved provider of professional training to serving forces personnel via the Enhanced Learning Credits programme.

We provide discounted tuition fees to service personnel, veterans and their families.