National schemes to help you

Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit has a directory of Free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills.

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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. They are available for adults aged 19 or over who are either in work or recently unemployed and live in England. Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria.

There are many options to study a variety of subjects online as well as face to face.  For a list of courses

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Whether you’re a jobseeker finding your way back into work, or an employer who’s looking for a way to get the right person to help their business, Jobcentre Plus can help.

Find out which industries are recruiting and which roles are available through the Skills for Life Campaign and Free Courses for Jobs.

You can also find hints and tips on applying for jobs and ideas about jobs you may never have thought of. And for the latest vacancies, check our Latest jobs page or search the Find a job website.

Seetec Pluss Services

Seetec Pluss delivers a range of employment programmes to help people back into work. By focusing on people’s strengths, they empower people to raise their aspirations and develop confidence and skills. When people feel good about themselves, they go on to achieve amazing things.

They offer:

  • 1:1 coaching and advice to develop your interview and CV skills
  • Support to enhance your wellbeing
  • Digital training to help you get online
  • Access to bank of employers with live vacancies ready to be filled.

They also support people with a long-term health condition or disability to find meaningful and sustained work, and tap into Disability Confident employers to provide the very best opportunities.

Call: 0800 334 552

Follow: @SeetecPluss on social media

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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service offers high quality, free and impartial careers information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

The service is available to anyone aged 13+ via telephone, webchat and online. Adults aged 19 and over (18+ if not in employment, education and training) can also access face to face appointments at a local venue or online.

Qualified careers advisers provide personalised support to meet your needs and circumstances, whatever stage you have reached in your career. They can help you to:

  • Explore your career options
  • Understand the local job market
  • Develop or enhance your CV
  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Identify local opportunities
  • Develop your interview skills
  • Apply for training and online learning
  • Build your confidence.

Get in touch:

Call the helpline on 0800 100 900 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm Saturdays and Bank Holidays) to speak to a qualified careers adviser or use webchat via the website:

Find online tools, job profiles, courses and careers advice on the website: Keep up to date with local events and opportunities by following your local FacebookTwitter and Instagram channels.

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