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Job Shop in libraries

Get advice from a Jobcentre work coach at the library. We can help with employment support, training opportunities, money advice and more.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are running appointment based sessions with work coaches at several libraries and community centres across the city.

Who is the support available to?

This service is open to all Jobcentre Plus customers. Translation services, British Sign Language and hearing loops can be made available where required.

What support is available?

Job search

  • CV writing
  • Supported job search
  • Interview skills and tips
  • Individual action plans
  • Virtual jobs fair
  • Redundancy support
  • Direct link to vacancies

Qualifications

Sector specific training, including:

  • Health and social care
  • Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
  • In-work retraining support
  • Direct links to adult education, training providers and support for young people

Money advice service

  • Benefit support
  • Better-off calculations
  • Charitable applications
  • Debt advice

Specialist support

  • Health issues/disabilities
  • Childcare responsibilities
  • Language barriers
  • Ex-offenders
  • Translation services available where required

Session times

Beaumont Leys Library

  • Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm
  • 0116 299 5460

Highfields Library

  • Tuesday: 11am - 2pm
  • 0116 299 5494

New Parks Centre

  • Thursday: 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • 0116 229 8200

Pork Pie Library and Community Centre

  • Thursday: 10am - 1pm
  • 0116 299 5480

St Barnabas Library

  • Tuesday: 10am - 1pm
  • 0116 299 5450

St Matthews Centre: 

  • Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • 0116 222 1045