Jobcentre Plus

Applying for a job is not always easy, there are lots of things you need to consider, like -

  • creating a CV
  • filling in application forms
  • preparing for an interview

This section has lots of places you can go to get advice and support to help you with things.

Certain jobs need specific qualifications. Other jobs might have 'on the job training' such as first aid, health and safety, food hygiene etc.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is a government funded employment agency and social security office. Their aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the United Kingdom.

Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable you to find work. They offer information about training opportunities. They administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Jobseeker's Allowance.

They also can offer extra support thought the following programmes -

Work and Health programme

The Work and Health programme helps you find and keep a job if you are out of work. It is voluntary unless you have been out of work and claiming unemployment benefits for 24 months. You can apply to Work and Health programme by contacting your work coach at the Jobcentre plus.

Disability Employment Advisors

If you have a health condition or a disability that affects your ability to work, you can get help and advice on returning to work. You can do this by speaking to a Disability Employment advisor at your local Jobcentre Plus. If you have lost your job or have been out of work for a long time, a Work Coach will help you find work or to gain new skills for a job. They can help with work preparation, recruitment, interview coaching and even confidence building.