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You can get help with finding and applying for jobs

Contact one of the local organisations below and look in Employment Support Providers for local work clubs and other support.

You can also contact your local Jobcentre Plus about:

  • Jobs, you can search for jobs on Universal Jobmatch
  • Details on the Work Programme, which offers a range of training to meet your individual needs if you are out of work. It is designed to help people move from benefits to work.
  • If you have been or are about to be made redundant.  As part of the Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) programme, you may be entitled to individual advice and guidance; 'Skills Experience Analysis'; help with CVs; job search support; the Rapid Response fund may provide funding for tailored vocational training and other help with removing 'barriers to taking up employment'.
  • Work Together - GOV.UK - voluntary opportunities to improve your chances of finding a job.
  • Work experience is a voluntary scheme, which lasts between two and eight weeks and is aimed mainly at JSA (Jobseekers Allowance) claimants aged between 18 and 24:
    • from week 13 of their claim up to referral to the Work Programme. Jobcentre advisers are also able to refer claimants earlier than week 13 if the adviser thinks work experience will particularly benefit a claimant.
    • Lone Parents aged between 18 and 24, who are entitled to Income Support and whose youngest child is aged four. Eeligibility criteria include those who are:
      • a member of a joint claim; and/or
      • in receipt of National Insurance Credits only; and/or
      • serving a sanction.
    • ESA work-related activity group claimants aged between 18 and 24
  • Local Work Clubs - help people who are out of work 'exchange skills and share experiences' - just click search on Employment Support Providers to find a list of all organisations including job clubs, offering help.

Other Jobcentre Plus programmes include:

  • 'Sector-based Work Academies' - GOV.UK offering pre-employment training in important employment sectors.
  • The Work Activity programme, four weeks of up to 30 hours a week, based in the community for people who need help getting used to work.
  • Enterprise Allowance- GOV.UK for people looking to start a business.


Careers advice for adults

is based in the Careers Centres, which are open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm for information and advice - contact your nearest centre for details of appointment and drop-in times. The adult service offers information, advice and guidance as part of the National Careers Service

National Careers Service video promoting the breadth of services available in Yorkshire, delivered in Calderdale and Kirklees by C&K Careers for Careers Yorkshire and the Humber

  Dewsbury Careers Centre
Dewsbury Library
Railway Street
WF12 8EQ

Telephone: 01484 225500 and ask for Dewsbury Centre

Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street

Telephone: 01484 225500 and ask for Huddersfield Centre


Need help putting together a CV? - take a look at Job search help


Jobcentre Plus

provides help and advice on jobs and training for people who can work and financial help for those who cannot.

  Jobcentre Plus
26 Wellington Street
WF17 5HZ
Jobcentre Plus
Crown Buildings
Rishworth Road
WF12 8EF

Jobcentre Plus

Castle House
Market Street

  Visit the following Government sites: - finding a job Universal Jobmatch

Guide to Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit

Visit: and search for:

  • 'Employment and Support Allowance'


  • 'Universal Credit'



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