Help with getting a job

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

Our employment education 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.

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 that we deliver - see below.

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:

  • Study programmes - programme 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 job 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.

  • Careers advice - 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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