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Help is at hand if you’re on the hunt for a new job or to learn new skills

Our Employment and Skills Service offers free personalised support, whatever your own circumstances.

Our team can utilise a wide range of resources to help you if you’re looking for work or wanting to develop new skills.

All of this support is detailed in our dedicated Employment and Skills Service section on The Hub, with lots of links to different courses, support agencies and other useful websites.

Mairead Wright, Employment, Skills & Enterprise Manager, said: “We’re able to help with things such as apprenticeships, volunteering, work and training grants, one-to-one employment and skills support and we can also give you top tips on getting yourself work ready.

“We know that looking for a new job or starting a new course or qualification can be quite daunting, so we’re on hand to help with your individual situation and help you with whatever support you need to achieve your goals.

“The Hub is a really useful place for us to showcase everything that we do and what support we have available, so I’d really encourage you to sign up and take a look at the help that’s there to support you with whatever it is that you want to achieve.”

Please visit the Employment and Skills Service section of The Hub.

One customer who recently worked with the Employment and Skills Service said they gained their independence when achieving their goals.

They added: “I reached all my key goals and the support has been valuable to me. It’s enabled me to see my own potential and do things for myself.

“I really liked the provision of devices and SIM cards to allow for digital access and I felt listened to and valued as a person.”

Another customer who’d studied for their Functional Skills English Level 2 said: “My learning was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but my tutor got me a tablet and some data so I was able to carry on doing my course from home.

“After my English, I wanted to continue my learning and do maths Level 2 and ICT Level 1. I also started doing a part-time retail job.

“Since getting my certificates, I’ve progressed into agency work at the Passport Office and I’m now pursuing a career in the Civil Service.”

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