You can get help with finding and applying for jobs
Contact one of the local organisations below. Some organisations can offer computer access for job hunting.
You can also contact your local Jobcentre Plus about:
- Jobs, you can search for jobs on Jobcentre Plus jobsearch
- 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 - GOV.UK under the 'Get Britain Back to Work' initiative and the reform of the welfare system.
- 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 for between two and eight weeks, if you are aged between 18 and 21, have been unemployed and claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for at least 13 weeks, and have little or no previous experience of work.
- Local Work Clubs ) - help people who are out of work 'exchange skills and share experiences' - see Employment Support Providers
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.
Additional help via the Youth Contract for those aged between 18 and 24 who are looking for work, over the next three years to 2015, the Youth Contract offers extra help via:
- Voluntary work experience offering a place for those that want one, before entering the Work Programme.
- Employer run Work Academy places for up to six weeks for those that want one, before entering the Work Programme. It will include training, work experience placement and a guaranteed job interview
- Wage Incentives worth up to £2,275 to an employer who can offer a job for 16 or more hours a week and lasting at least 26 weeks
- Apprenticeship Wage Incentives worth £1,500 plus training costs - 100% for those aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 24
- Special training programmes for disengaged 16 to 17 year olds who need extra help and support
Careers advice for adults
is based in the Careers & Connexions Centres, which are open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm for information and advice. The adult serbvice offers information, advice and guidance as part of the National Careers Service
|Dewsbury Careers & Connexions Centre
Telephone: 01924 324200
Huddersfield Careers & Connexions Centre
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Need help putting together a CV? - take a look at Easy CV
helps with confidence building and job search. It runs women only classes.
provides help and advice on jobs and training for people who can work and financial help for those who cannot.
26 Wellington Street
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|www.gov.uk/benefits||www.gov.uk - finding a job||Jobsearch|
|Guide to Employment and Support Allowance
Up & Working (Sadeh Lok)
offers employment support and training to Sadeh Lok Housing residents in Kirklees.