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 emerge from the pandemic, 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 stronger than ever, to help individuals and businesses get the skills they need for a successful future.


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.

Explore our brands

Opportunities Workshop is home to a range of brands that reflect the diversity of our service provision and customer groups.

Opportunities Included CIC

In 2014 we established Opportunities Included CIC to provide access for adults and young people outside the labour market who need the skills  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.

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.

Pitman Training is home to our range of digital skills programmes.

Melius is our brand for executive search and selection, and consulting projects.

Melius provides solutions that address skills shortages and bring new talent, skills and ideas into your business.
  • Apprenticeship Levy
  • Talent Strategies
  • Employee Wellbeing
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Reward & Retention
  • Succession Planning

Our children are expected to grow up and fill our shoes, and whatever comes along we appreciate the need for education to continue.

We established tutori in response to the interruption to mainstream education experienced by our children during 2020, providing individual and small group tutoring across all school age groups.

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.