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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.

JobCentre Plus

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.

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.

Follow JCP in Wiltshire on Twitter to find out about jobs, events and careers advice for Wiltshire @JCPinWiltshire.

Support and provision available by talking with a Work Coach in the Jobcentre:

Local Support Programmes

Look at the below tabs to see why you need to make a decision

Providing 1 to 1 key worker support to those furthest away from work to overcome barriers and move towards employment or education.


Contact details:

Phone: 01380 732821


An independent charity committed to helping people successfully deal with life’s problems.

They provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

They provide free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Visit them here:

Care Leaver Support 

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.

Click here to go to our care leaver support page

Carers and Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

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.

Click here for more information for Carers and Special Educational Needs

Wellbeing and Mental Health

 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.

Click here to go to support for mental health

Student Financial Support

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

Click here to go to student financial support


Created by ERSA to provide support for Skills, Employment, Training and Help.

Lists national and local support for jobseekers.

Click here to go to ASK SETH

Looking for help or have a question?

If you are aged 18 -24 and have a question or are looking for support, please contact us via the form below

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