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Jobcentre Plus support

Support from Jobcentre Plus can help you prepare for, find and progress in work.

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.


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Benefits and support

Skills for Careers courses

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

National Careers Service

Skills assessment