Help with getting a job

I'm looking for a job, what help is available?

Our employment and skills team can offer all sorts of advice and support to help you get back into work. Whether you're 18 or 58, our team work closely with local employers to match your skills and experience to jobs available.

We've recently filmed some of the clients that we have helped to get back to work. You can watch the films on our video galleries page (opens in new window)

First, you'll have an information, advice and guidance (IAG) session with one of our advisers to see what's right for you.

Depending on your circumstances you might be eligible for one or some of the programmes we run. Regardless of your age, experience or circumstances everyone is eligible to take part in a 'pick and mix' selection of half day courses to get you ready for a job interview. This could include motivation and confidence, understanding your transferable skills, getting a new CV, applying for jobs, preparing for interview, mock interviews, considering volunteering/self employment and working for the council.

Our foundation learning and apprenticeship training is part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to
extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.

Current funded programmes that we run include:

  • eXplore, Future4u and Works4u - foundation learning and study programmes for young people who want to work, or go on to higher education, but don't have any experience or qualifications.

  • Apprenticeship programmes - carry out an apprenticeship in business administration, customer service, retail, team leading or IT. We also work with employers who are looking to retrain their existing staff.

  • Springboard - an employability programme for 18 - 24 year olds. Springboard provides young people with one to one mentor support, help searching for appropriate job vacancies, assistance to find training, access to help for jop application and interview techniques and access to funding. Customers need to be in receipt of JSA/ESA to apply. Some 18 year olds who are not in employment, education or training may also be eligible. Call us on the number below for details.

  • National Careers Service- a careers advice service for all adults - in work, or out of work.

  • Wheels to Work - a moped loan scheme to help people aged 16 years or older access jobs and training opportunities.

  • Work Choice - personalised support service that provides disabled people with the skills, motivation and confidence to get a job.

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Who can access this service?

Anyone can have a careers advice session, it doesn't matter where you live as it's a UK wide service. Depending on your circumstances there might be other help that we can provide.   

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Where can I access this service?

We have centres across the East Riding. Please call and we can arrange a meeting at the most convenient location for you.  

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How do I contact you?

Please email employmentandskills@eastriding.gov.uk or call 01482 883396.

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