Information, Advice & Guidance
We understand how valuable careers advice and guidance can be to help you feel confident in your employment decisions.
If you would like access a free and confidential one-to-one appointment, our Careers Advisors are available to help you:
Appointments are available throughout the week. Contact us to book your appointment today.
Kelly - Information Advice & Guidance Services Manager
Monday - Friday 9.00 - 3.00pm
firstname.lastname@example.org 07852 965134
Tracey - Information Advice & Guidance Adviser
Monday & Tuesday 9.00 - 3.00pm
email@example.com 07983 467438
General tips on getting ready for work
Here are some links to tips about getting ready for work including how to create a CV, online resources and information that can help you with your preparation into work.
Online Career support:
Below are some links to additional organisations who also provide career advice and service checks:
National Careers Service
Women like Us
Prospect for graduate career paths
Hints & Tips' Blogs
We’re often asked this question when helping clients to write their CV and right now at Works for Us we are seeing increasingly more clients who have been forced to take an unplanned break in their employment.
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Free online training
Free Distance Learning Courses
Now is the perfect time to upskill, and you can do it all for free* and in the comfort of your own home. These Distance Learning courses are ongoing throughout the year; they can take between 6 to 10 weeks to complete.
Our advice would be to register for one course at a time and to not overload yourself, choose the most appropriate course for you to start with.
Improving your computer skills
Basic computer skills training
Improve and develop your typing skills
Finding work, networking, developing online and computer skill...
Improving your English skills
Some useful resources clients can access to help improve their English
bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise - and click on English
If you are ready to take the next step, please see below the Open University's online functional skills course, designed to help prepare you for studying English functional skills at college:
Milton Keynes College offers a wide range of courses available to study at Level 2. These courses are completely free*, are offered under a selection of awarding bodies, and are assessed by a variety of written assessments. Courses can be studied online to fit around your lifestyle and other commitments. From awareness of mental health issues, to business administration, to understanding common childhood conditions, browse their range of courses here, and get studying!
Skills Network are also doing free Level 2 courses, online and paper based but charge £90 if you fail to finish.
Jobskilla’s details are below and links to their website for courses. They have advised that there is no charge and would send paper based if requested directly.
* some courses will charge a fee if you do not complete them so please do not sign up to a course unless you are committed to completing it.
Types of Jobs available at the moment
Useful job website links (please click on links below):
The NHS needs you now more than ever. They are hiring now in a range of roles including cleaning, reception and engineering. To apply now, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here
There are many supermarket roles still recruiting (please click on links below):