Finding a Job

Jobcentre Plus

As part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Jobcentre Plus provides help for individuals to find jobs, information about benefits to people of working age, training and how to apply for a job. For employers, Jobcentre Plus provides information on placing a vacancy and what services are available to them.

In some areas, Jobcentre Plus offers a fully integrated work and benefits service. Its personal advisers can provide help in finding work to meet individual needs, and is an efficient and effective service for everyone who needs help.

If you are looking for a job the GOV.UK - Find a Job match service allows you to search for full- or part-time jobs.

Find your local Job Centre.

The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service can help you with your career, learning and training choices. Find out more about the different ways we can support you. This service is available to people who live in England. 

 Find out how the National Careers Service can support you

Shaw Trust

The Shaw Trust, working in partnership with the DWP, offers support for young people and adults with a disability to offer training and work opportunities. 

Visit the Shaw Trust for more information.

Find sector-based work experience

This programme offers pre-employment raining, a work experience placement and a guaranteed job interview to all those who complete the first two elements. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus to see if you are eligible for a placement through the sector-based work academy programme.

The Government introduced sector-based work academies to help those who are ready for work and receiving benefits to secure employment. They are designed to help meet immediate and future recruitment needs as well as to recruit a workforce with the right skills. A sector-based work academy can last up to six weeks and has three key components:

  • Pre-employment training - relevant to the needs of your business and sector.
  • A work experience placement - of great benefit to both the individual and a business.
  • A guaranteed job interview.

The key feature of sector-based work academies is that they offer a flexible approach and can be adapted to meet the needs of participants.

Contact your local Jobcentre Plus to see if you are eligible for a placement through the sector-based work academy programme

Jobseekers Allowance and Low Income Benefits

If you are of working age but out of work, there may be benefits you are entitled to.

Find out more about benefits on the GOV.UK website.

Graduate Employment and Skills Guide

This guide is for students who are about to graduate or are at the start of their career journey. It sets out five important steps to help think about what to do next.

Access the Office for Students guide.

Last updated: 29/09/2022 10:46:18