Want to know what jobs are available in your area? Need help with your job application or have a interview coming up? Would like some help to find childcare? Have a look through this section to support you and your career. If you have questions click National Careers Service logo to open a web chat!
Are you applying for a job? If so you will usually be asked to supply a CV (curriculum vitae) and covering letter, which will show how you are qualified for the job and why you would be the ideal candidate for the role. If the employer believes you meet the criteria for the job you may be invited to interview.
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Free careers advice for adults aged 19+
Adult Careers Advisers offer free impartial one to one meetings as part of the National Careers Service at all Wiltshire College campuses and at county-wide community venues. To book a careers meeting contact Customer Services on 01225 350035 or email us on email@example.com.
The advisers are qualified to help you with any careers related enquiry such as;
- CV writing
- Job Seeking
- Application support
- Finding training that is right for you
- Identify and match the skills you have to real opportunities
- Funding for training
Multiply is here to supports adults aged 19+ who do not currently have Level 2/GCSE maths at grade 4 (previously known as a C grade). There are various courses available, both face to face and online.
The courses can help you to improve your skills and confidence to help you move forward.
Find out more here.
Skills for Life
Have you been relocated to Wiltshire and would like to know what support there is? Then please visit Wiltshire Council’s Military Civilian Integration Partnership page. Alternatively, if you are in the armed forces or are a veteran then you can see what support is available to you in Sources of Support document produced by the Armed Forces Covenant.
What is the Military Civilian Integration Partnership?
Wiltshire’s Military Civilian Integration Partnership is the first of its kind in the UK. In 11 years it has bought together military and public services maximising the economic and social benefits of Wiltshire’s military presence.
The partnership aims to improve the economic and social benefits of the military presence in the county. By working closely with the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces personnel, their families, veterans, and local communities will all benefit. This is becoming increasingly important because, as part of the government’s Army Basing Programme, an additional 4,000 service personnel and their families are due to move to Wiltshire by the end of the decade.
Starting Your Own Business
If you dream of setting up your own business then considering these top tips will assist to turn a dream into reality:
- Focus on a business idea which you have a passion/flair for or base it on a need that you have yourself
- Thoroughly conduct your market research to assess the viability of your business
- Write a robust business plan
- Consider funding routes. Don’t give up if the bank is unable to assist there are still plenty of options, consider government small business grants/crowdfunding, low-interest start-up loans
- Set up a business banking account
- Inform HMRC that you are becoming self-employed
- Choose your location carefully or consider a virtual office/ start-up office space
- Think about your branding
- Set up your website
- Write a marketing strategy
- Organise business insurance
- Select an accountant
- Protect your intellectual property
- Become familiar with the basics of employment law
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Do you have a few hours to spare?
Are you looking to get more involved with your local community?
Do you like interacting with people and want to make a difference?
If so, then volunteer work could be your perfect solution, as it provides you with a way to learn new skills, meet new people and give something back to your local community.
Places to consider may include:
- Volunteer Centres and Councils
- Places of worship
- Parks, cafes and pubs
- Citizen’s Advice Bureaux
- Job Centres
- Police, fire and ambulance staff
- Schools and nurseries
- Health centres
- Housing associations
- Women’s institute/rotary
- Radio stations
- Find volunteer placements – Volunteer opportunities, rights and expenses: Find volunteer opportunities – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- National Trust – Volunteer with us | National Trust
- Volunteering Matters – For our community – Volunteering Matters
- Volunteer Now – Home – Volunteer Now
- Wiltshire Wildtrust Trust – Welcome to Seeds 4 Success | Seeds 4 Success
- NCVO – Volunteering | NCVO
- Volunteer – Volunteer – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Volunteer Centre Swindon – Swindon Volunteers
- CAB – citizensadvicewiltshire.org.uk (cabwiltshire.org.uk)
- Alzheimer Society – Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk)
- Wiltshire Together –Wiltshire Together – Wiltshire Together
- List of job boards – Job Vacancies – Work Wiltshire
- Find out about a wide range of careers in Wiltshire – Careers Explorer | SWLEP
- The Skills Toolkit – free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills.
- Set up a Business – Set up a business – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- TEN – The Enterprise Network – The Enterprise Network | Support for Wiltshire businesses
- Help with benefits – Help with moving from benefits to work: Starting or running your own business – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Intellectual property – Intellectual property and your work: What intellectual property is – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Business advice and grants – Business advice & grants in Wiltshire | The Enterprise Network
- ACAS – Acas | Making working life better for everyone in Britain
- Fredricks Foundation – Fredericks Foundation – Finance for Social Impact
- Start your own business in Wiltshire – How to Start a Business in Wiltshire | Free Startup Pack (syob.net)
- Business Support Helpline – Get help and support for your business – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Do you want to go back to work but are unsure about what childcare this is out there for you?
Click on the link below to find out more information about child care providers and if you are entitled to any funding support.
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