Need help with finding a job?
If you’re entering the job market for the first time or you’re looking for a new job, it can be tricky to know where to start. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and organisations that can help you get started.
Your local Jobcentre Plus is a great place to start. The work coach can signpost you to organisations that can support you with applications, CVs and interview skills.
Croydon College offers a variety of vocational courses which can prepare you for further study or employment in a specific area. They also offer apprenticeships, which give you the opportunity to earn while learning a new skill.
Skills Bootcamp is a free course in partnership with London South Bank University.
Skills Bootcamp will give eligible individuals the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills. This is with the hope of fast-tracking to an interview with a local employer. It can also help to increase their skills and knowledge within their current employment.
The Space can refer you to Croydon College who will then carry out an initial assessment. After this, you will complete an induction before the course starts. The course duration is approximately 2 weeks.
Croydon Works is a service delivered by a partnership between Croydon Council, Croydon College and Job Centre Plus. It provides employability support and a free to use recruitment service for the residents and businesses of Croydon.
Strive Training run an employability training course. This is a 5-day course where you will receive help with all aspects of job hunting, from what career sector interests you to interview preparation.
You will receive an Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Award in Employability Skills (QCF) from Vocational Training Charitable Trust upon completion. This is a free course for anyone aged 19+ who is claiming Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, income support or other state benefits.
At the Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space we work in partnership with Groundworks: Working Homes Employment Support Project. This is a service offering employment support specifically for those who are currently unemployed and looking to find work. We currently have appointment slots available at the Space every Wednesday morning. Call us or drop in to book! Please see our monthly newsletter for up to date information.
You can refer yourself to the above organisations or the Space are happy to complete your referral on your behalf.
Graduate schemes are run by numerous organisations across the UK. It’s a structured training programme designed to give someone training and hands-on experience.