Returning to Work & Training

Universal Jobmatch

The new, free online job posting and matching service for jobseekers and companies   Job seekers can visit to look for jobs or pop into the Children’s Centre to look at this week’s part-time and full time vacancy lists from Jobcentreplus.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides access to independent, professional advice on careers, skills and the labour market.  They offer advice on career development, improving skills, job readiness (CV’s and interview skills) and funding and entitlement

Training to Return to Work


The best place to find government services and information including working, jobs and pensions, benefits, education and learning.

NI Direct

Information on working, jobs, pensions, benefits, education and training

Professional Training Solutions (PTS)

PTS offer a range of short courses for people seeking work. The courses will give you the opportunity to gain a qualification and learn job search, CV and interview skills.  The courses are fully funded as long as you are on JobSeekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or in receipt of a state benefit

Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Their job is to fund and promote adult further education (FE) and skills training in England, including Traineeships and Apprenticeships

WEA (Workers' Educational Association)

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland http://www.wea

  If you have ben unemployed for more than six months WEA have a FREE programme that may benefit you.  They can offer mentoring, job skills, computer training, volunteer opportunities and ongoing support.  Please take a look at the flyer at the bottom of this page for more details...