Help with getting a job

Getting a job is never easy at the best of times but recently, it has become more difficult. If you have been out of work for a long time or have recently become unemployed, then we can help.

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

Our Adult Learning and Employability team offer a wide range of services and support to help you get back into work. Our team work closely with local employers to match your skills and experience with their vacancies.

You might be eligible to access one of our funded programmes:

  • Employability Wellbeing Service (EWS) - 12 weeks of support for adults over 25, living in East Riding of Yorkshire and currently not in work, to help break down barriers they might have as a result of mental health or emotional wellbeing issues. The weekly group workshops, with the addition of regular 1:2:1 sessions throughout the duration, will help them to engage with or re-engage with the labour market.

  • Kickstart - a scooter loan scheme to help people aged 18 years or older access jobs and training opportunities.

  • Springboard - support for young people aged 16-24 in the East Riding to find employment or further education and training.

  • Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme - part of a nationwide support programme for Syrian and Afghan refugees to help integrate into society including employment, volunteering, training and development of language skills and local knowledge.

  • Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) - supporting people to gain the skills they need to successfully apply for a position working at the council.

We can provide support with:

  • CV writing
  • completing job applications
  • using the internet to search for jobs
  • uploading your CV to job sites
  • interview preparation and anything else you need to give you a chance of not only getting back into work but also finding a job you really want.

I'd like to apply for a job at the council, can you help?

The council’s recruitment team has a web page dedicated to offering advice to anyone who wants to apply for a job at the council. It will give you handy tips on filling in application forms and great advice on how to perform your best in an interview.

Visit the council’s Application and Interview Help page.

How do I contact you?

For an informal chat about how we might be able to help you, give us a call on (01482) 887670. You can also email learn@eastriding.gov.uk.

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