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Phone: 0800 049 7061

Giving you the
right skills to help
you get job ready


We will work with you to give you all the tools you need to help you get ready for work. You will work with your dedicated personal adviser who will be with your every step of the way - working through your barriers and challenges to help identify what support you need to help you make the transition back into the workplace.

You will get:

  • a personalised employment action plan to help you meet your goals while giving you access to a wide range of specialist support if required such as health and wellbeing, basic skills, personal development and lots more

  • the opportunity to gain accredited and vocational qualifications such as Level 1 City and Guilds in ICT, customer services and much more

  • support to help you build on your existing skills and attributes to develop a professionally formatted CV

  • help with searching and applying for jobs

  • help with preparing for an interview such as interview coaching and conducting mock interviews

  • the chance to take part in suitable work placements, work trials or volunteering opportunities

  • the support you need to help you back to work

  • get over the line and get a job with help from our employer services team

  • the self-confidence you need to progress in work

To get the job you want, you could some of your own preparation, such as:

  • research the company

  • practise an interview scenario with a family member or friend

  • think of questions you want to ask the employer about the job or company.

An interview is a two-way conversation between you and the employer – you need to find out as much as you can about the job to see if it's something that is of interest to you.

When you go for an interview just remember that first impressions count, show an interest and be enthusiastic.