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Employment support

Employment support available in the borough.

Work Match

Our Work Match employment service offers support, advice, guidance and training to help residents access new and existing jobs in Richmond upon Thames. We can match you with local employers who value local people and can offer a wide range of jobs in different sectors.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work, through Jobpoints (touch-screen computer terminals), Jobseeker Direct (telephone service) and the Jobcentre Plus website.

They offer information about training opportunities for the chronically unemployed. They also administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Jobseeker's Allowance (currently being phased out in favour of Universal Credit).

National Careers Service

Offering free telephone and face to face consultations supporting people who are either looking for work (unemployed) or employed but looking to change career and/or upskill by providing careers advise, building CVs, preparation for interview, referring to training and finding jobs.

Website: National Careers Service (GOV.UK)

Better Working Futures

Better Working Futures gives people who face additional barriers to finding work the best support available.

It is part of a wider package of support for jobseekers and people with disabilities and health conditions announced by the government and aims to bring jobseekers, support provision and employers together to provide greater opportunities for those looking for work.

Choice Support Richmond and Wandsworth

Choice Support Richmond and Wandsworth supports residents 18+ with disabilities to find work, including people with learning difficulties, those affected by mental ill health, sensory impairment, physical disability and autism. They provide pre-employment support and support when you get a job.

Constructing South London

Constructing South London is a collaboration between the mayor’s construction academy and the South London Partnership to connect people to jobs, training and skills in the construction industry. Its activities and the support available include Richmond.

Website: Constructing South London

Transform Work Life

Transform Work Life is a new series of seminars delivered by Richmond Libraries aimed at developing knowledge of your personal and professional skills. Over six in-person interactive seminars participants will learn skills and sell knowledge that will enhance employability, and encourage potential transformation in your work and life situation. The course is free to Richmond residents and applicable wherever you are on your employment journey, be that your first job, or looking to make a career change.

Website: Transform Work Life

Room for Work

Room for Work is a local charity that specialises in helping mature job seekers 40+ with previous work experience ranging from administrative to professional and managerial roles. Their free 12-week course supports learners to understand current job searching methods, write an effective CV, practice competency-based interviews, develop their speaking skills and much more. Interested participants can register for the next course at Room for Work.

Updated: 31 August 2022

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