What your local Jobcentre Plus can do for you
Whatever your individual circumstances, Jobcentre Plus offers a wide range of services (external website):
- Help to prepare for work, including training, guidance, work placement programmes, work experience and job trialling schemes
- Job search help, including advice on building your CV, help with interviews and computers you can use to apply for jobs
- Help with starting your own business
- Help to stay in work and progress in your job, including options for combining work with caring responsibilities, keeping some benefits once you start working and guidance on how to earn more money.
You may also be able to have a dedicated work coach who you meet regularly to discuss your career goals, and what support you might need to achieve your goals.
Find your local Jobcentre Plus
You can find your local Jobcentre Plus office at Jobcentre Plus local office search (external website).
Follow your local Jobcentre Plus on Twitter
If you would like regular updates about jobs, events, career advice and opportunities in your area you can follow your local Jobcentre Plus on Twitter.
‘Job hours’ run regularly and are a great place to hear from employers recruiting in your area. Find and follow your local Jobcentre Plus on Twitter at DWP official social media accounts (external website).
Other useful links
There’s also lots of other support online, whether you are looking for a job right now, wanting to find out which benefits you are entitled to, or if you want to boost your skills.
In fact, if you have a work coach you could discuss some of these options and use them at home after you’ve visited your Jobcentre Plus.
Find a Job
- To help you search for a job Find a Job (external website) has loads of roles and opportunities in your local area.
Benefits and support
- Understanding which benefits you’re entitled to while you’re looking for work is important. Understanding Universal Credit (external website) has all the information you need.
Skills for Life courses
- Skills for Life (external website) provides a wide variety of free training courses and toolkits to boost your CV and help you find a job.
Level 3 qualifications
- Find a list of colleges and training providers offering free places on level 3 courses (external website). Learn new skills, work on the job, and gain an A-level qualification (or equivalent) to help you start a career.
- Skills Bootcamps (external website) offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks designed to get you ready for a career.
National Careers Service
- Explore free online courses to help amplify your skills and knowledge, in a range of areas. Find a course at National Careers Service (external website).
- To help you find a job matched to your current skills, why not take a free skills assessment (external website)? The assessment consists of easy questions related to previous experience and interests.