If you are looking for some support to help you get a job or find a course then we have lots of information here for you.
If you are 18 to 24 years old and out of work, help and support is available from many different places.
A good place to start is your local Jobcentre Plus. A work coach can give you information about programmes to help you prepare for, find and stay in work. You can also get help with moving from benefits to work. www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
Across Wiltshire and Swindon there are 5 Jobcentres: Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge and a Wiltshire Job Help dedicated page with updates about local events, support and job vacancies.
The support available through your Jobcentre is extensive including: help with preparing a CV and interview techniques, access to training, work experience and referrals to programmes such as Kickstart and the Work and Health programme.
If you are concerned about money or considering claiming benefit – Making a new claim – Understanding Universal Credit
Once you have made a claim for benefit online, you will be assigned a work coach who will then work with you and support you to move closer to employment.
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Support and provision available by talking with a Work Coach in the Jobcentre:
- Sector Work Academy Programmes
- Job Finding Support for new claimants
- Mentoring Circles for young people
- For anyone who is leaving care, there is support on hand in the Jobcentre, so please make your work coach aware of your personal circumstances.
There are lots of organisations that offer support to help you get back into education, employment or training. Click on the link below for programmes for anyone aged 18 and over.
A care leaver is a young person aged 16-25 years old who has been ‘looked after’ at some point since they were 14 years old, and were in care on or after their 16th birthday. As a care leaver you are entitled to various support to help you move into a successful working life.
We understand that you may be facing some challenges and may need more support to help you with education, employment or training. We have more specific information for: carers, those with Special Education Needs or Disabilities, those with convictions and mental health care on the link below.
Most people (1 in 4) will experience problems with their mental health but there is support available. If you are feeling anxious, stressed or finding it difficult to manage see what help you can access on the link below.
Studying can be quite costly and not just from course fees but also from day to day living costs. See what financial student support there is for those studying Further or Higher Education courses
If you are aged 18 -24 and have a question or are looking for support, please contact us via the form below