Support into work

Support into work

If you’re unemployed or have been out of work for a long period of time it can seem daunting to start searching for jobs, however we have some useful links to a range of support networks and free services which will help you find work.

Support into work

Long-term unemployed

Whether you took time out to raise a family, have been unwell or just haven’t had much luck in the jobs market, being out of work for a while can make getting back in seem a lot harder. But there are some practical steps you can take to get motivated, stay proactive and give yourself the best possible chance of finding new employment.

In this section we provide:

  • Information for Recruitment Services to help you find work experience, training and suitable jobs
  • Links to free guides and downloadable templates to help you write a CV and cover letter
  • Free online courses to improve your skills

If you want to know more about opportunities that can improve your chances of finding work, including work experience, volunteering and work trials, you can visit or contact your local JobCentrePlus.

Quick links to prepare for a job

Many jobsites, such as Totaljobs offer advice and recommendations when it comes to finding a job. Take a look at some of the guides below with free templates to download.

Sample CV template and guide

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Cover letter templates

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Prepare for interview questions

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A guide to personal references

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Our aim is to support ex-service men and women by providing information and links to employment referral partners, who help to secure positive employment outcomes for unemployed veterans. Click the links below to find out more:

  • Career Transition Partnership (CTP) provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.
  • RFEA is the leading provider of job opportunities and career advice for ex forces men and women through life.
  • Walking With The Wounded supports veterans with physical, mental or social injuries on their journey to reintegrate back into society, regain their independence and secure, sustainable employment.
  • X-Forces is a Social Enterprise (CIC) that nurtures entrepreneurial ambition and enterprise skills specifically for the military community.

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School Leavers

We understand that knowing what to do after you finish school can be a minefield, therefore we have partnered with AllAboutSchoolLeavers to help you decide which pathway is the best for you.

Here you can find the various school leaver pathways available to you in one place – apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, sponsored degrees, further education college, university and work – as well as detailed information on all these options.

AllAboutSchoolLeavers have a dedicated work advice page to support school leavers, helping you figure out if you want to dive straight into a standard job after school or college, as well as giving advice on everything from CVs, cover letter writing and job interviews. You will also find guidance on how to improve your employability using online tools like LinkedIn, practical steps on things like pay rises, and even how to work out your take-home pay every month.

Work Advice

We have selected some key articles hosted by AllAboutSchoolLeavers, which provide you with vital information and advice to help you on your career journey.

How to fill out a job application form

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5 essential practice interview questions

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How to build an effective Linkedin CV

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How to handle a telephone interview

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How to work out your take home pay

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Career Test

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What questions should I ask at a job interview

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Disabled people

Anglian actively promote equality and diversity to ensure people of all backgrounds and abilities are treated fairly and all barriers are removed, whether that be our workforce or our customers.

Support to Work is an online and telephone support programme for disabled people in England and Wales who are applying for jobs. By registering online you will receive help from a dedicated employment advisor, with such things as:

  • Employability skills like time management and confidence
  • Writing your CV
  • Preparing for interviews

Your employment advisor will also work with you to create a tailored 12-week action plan to help you work towards your goals.

Click ‘more’ to find out about support services in Scotland.

If you are living in Scotland, Into Work are an employment advice service who provide practical support and information for people with a disability or long-term health condition.

Into Work can offer services such as:

  • Helping you to identify your skills and strengths
  • advise you about how to overcome issues you have with your disability in the workplace
  • help to match your skills and strengths to appropriate jobs
  • advice on how your benefits might be affected if you get a job
  • organise job tasters, work placements or volunteering
  • help you with the recruitment process
  • negotiate with employers on your behalf
  • support you for 6 months after you’ve got a job

To find out more, visit

Take your learning further

Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there’s an online course for that. Future Learn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.