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Finding a job in the South East

South East city skyscape

From Oxford to Brighton, including the home counties, the South East is vast and culturally diverse. With the region’s close proximity to the capital and connections to several motor and transport links, there is no wonder that South East England has become a prosperous economic hub with the largest economy of any region in the UK (after London). The region is littered with national companies making the possibilities endless, whether you are looking for your first job, coming back from a career break or looking for your next job.

Training and Events

Youth Employment UK

Youth Employment UK is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to help tackle youth unemployment. They have resources to help 14-24yr olds with a skills programme, help understand what employers are looking for and how to develop these skills, weekly newsletters with Continuing Professional Development, advice, inspiration and links to opportunities. They also have a careers hub providing impartial careers information, key career sectors and pathways and advice on Job hunting, self-employment, volunteering, mental health and finances.

Find out how to apply on the Youth Employment website (external link).

British Libraries – Self Employment Support and Events

British Libraries are holding a number of events to support people wanting to start a new business or supporting those in business.

They have a ‘Reset, Restart, Bounce Back’ programme that looks at webinars focusing on key areas to develop and improve your business. You can find more information about the British Libraries programme here (external link).

Get Into Teaching – Virtual Events

Are you are currently studying, or recently graduated? If you want a career with pride and purpose, join one of Get Into Teaching Online Q&A events for more information about what a career in teaching has to offer, and get one-to-one advice on every aspect of getting into teaching.

Find out more about Get into Teaching events here (external link) on how to take part in this opportunity.

Destination Hospitality by Springboard / Diageo Learning For Life

The Destination Hospitality by Springboard focuses on all hospitality roles, both front of house and back of house. This would be great for anyone who is interested in learning about a variety of roles and employers in the hospitality sector. It is for anyone aged 16 and over and is unemployed.

The Diageo Learning For Life programme focuses on front of house roles. This would be great for anyone who enjoys dealing with customers. It is for anyone who is aged 18 to 30 and is unemployed.

These programme lasts around four hours per day, Monday to Friday, and will cover:

  • Skills workshops: teamwork, communication, confidence, resilience
  • Covid-19 training: personal protection, wellbeing, cleaning and hygiene, customer service
  • Employability skills: CVs, interview skills and mock interviews with industry professionals
  • Training and certificates for: food safety, licensing, health and safety, customer service
  • Daily mentoring with your programme manager to develop an individual career path, identify job opportunities, job application support and in-work support
  • Guest speakers: careers, employer expectations, resilience
  • Access to more than 40 e-learning modules
  • Guaranteed interviews with employers

To register your interest and apply, speak to your work coach if you have one. Or Find out more on the Springboard website (external link).

Follow your local Jobcentre on Twitter

Keep up to date with jobs, events, career advice and opportunities in your local area. ‘Job hours’ run regularly and are a great place to hear from employers recruiting in your area.

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