Useful Links

Job Centres Near Me

Use this link to locate your nearest Job Center Plus centre, including opening times and contact details. Information regarding benefits and support including JSA, ESA, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit is available as well as links to help you search for jobs within your local area.

You also find useful telephone numbers if you need to contact someone regarding Job Center and Universal Credit appointments.

Find An Apprenticeship

This link is for individuals who are thinking of applying for apprenticeship vacancies in a chosen industry. This site will walk you through the process, creating your own account online so you can receive email or text alert notifications when new apprenticeship vacancies are uploaded.

You will also be able to track all your apprentice applications. You will also be able to find contact information for the National Apprenticeship Helpdesk.

The Princes Trust

This link will direct you to help if you need funding for training and learning, help getting a job and starting a business by means of Development Awards.  The Princes Trust helps people within the ages of 11 and 25 years.

Short personal development courses for 16 to 25 year olds which include work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and residential weeks. If you need to speak to someone for more help and advice there is contact information.

National Careers Service

This Government link provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. There is access to contact information if you want to speak to an advisor.

There is the facility to complete a personal skills health check which starts with creating an account and then going through a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations. Its main aim is to help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.

Universal Job Match

This link will help you find a full or part time job in Britain or abroad. There is a link where you can register and log into Universal Jobmatch to create an account.

This site helps those who are currently unemployed so that you can receive alerts when a suitable vacancy match has arisen. It provides tips on seeking jobs safely and avoiding scams. There is also a link if you need to locate a local childminder in your area for when you get into employment.

Women Like Us

This site provides various free online resources to help guide individuals towards their next career step and help you gain that all important job.

You can download free careers advice packs which include coaching exercises and CV templates or access links to other organisations.


This link will direct you to advice and guidance for women who are thinking of applying for small business grants and/or finance for starting a business.

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