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Coronavirus Support: Employment Guidance

Guidance for individuals whose employment has been impacted by Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Support: Employment Guidance

National Support Available

National Careers Service

  • Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Find out more.
  • Help to get a job, advice on where to search, how to apply, CVs and interviews. Find out more.
  • Anyone who would like personalised advice can contact the National Careers Service for free, expert advice from a careers adviser. The service is open from 8am to 10pm seven days a week and can be contacted by calling 0800 100 900, visiting nationalcareers.service.gov.uk or searching for the National Careers Service on Facebook and Twitter.

Find a Job 

The Government’s Find-a-Job service includes thousands of vacancies across the UK, with more added each day across a range of different roles. Find out more.

Skills Toolkit 

The Skills Toolkit is an  online learning platform that gives people access to free, high quality digital and numeracy courses, to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. Find out more.


Cheshire and Warrington Support Available 

Opportunities Portal

Cheshire & Warrington Opportunities Portal is your digital front door to thousands of local jobs, apprenticeships and courses.

Discover the latest apprenticeships,courses and jobs in Cheshire and Warrington here

New Leaf 

As a National Lottery and European funded programme, New Leaf works with multiple partners across Warrington and Cheshire to support residents into work or training, manage their money and benefits, as well as gain much-needed confidence.

The New Leaf programme can offer various services:

  • 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Skills building
  • Mental health support

Local Authority Support 

Cheshire West and Chester 

Work Zones are supporting people who are coming out of work as a result of Cornavirus who want to temporarily transfer into a new job in one of the expanding sectors as quickly as possible by job matching them with local employers. If you would like Cheshire West and Chester Council Work Zones to help you transfer into a new role, please complete the details on the job matching register and they will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

For all existing customers of Work Zones and for any other unemployed resident wanting to access online employment support to get CVs into shape and prepare for interviews, please contact the Work Zones and they will ensure you get the support you need:

Telephone your local Work Zone:

Ellesmere Port Work Zone – 07990 532869

Northwich Work Zone – 07833 236675

Winsford Work Zone – 07766 205389

Chester Work Zone – 07775 717122

 

For employers looking to recruit, the Work Zones can source potential employees to meet current recruitment demand so please get in touch with your requirements by email: skillsandemployment@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


Cheshire East 

Cheshire East Council’s Supported Employment team are providing a job matching service. This is for residents in Cheshire East who are out of work as a result of Coronavirus. People looking for work can submit their details via the portal. A member of the team will then contact that person and help them to secure a job opportunity. At the same time local employers who are taking people on can also contact the team.

Cheshire East have a dedicated Coronavirus webpage with information for individuals.

Employment support is also provided by:

Macclesfield Disability Information Bureau

https://dibservices.org.uk/disability-information-bureau

Telephone: 01625 501759 or 01260 295725

Email: info@dibservices.org.uk

Macclesfield DIB  has links with the New Leaf project and the local Job Centres.

Springboard

https://springboard.me.uk/

Springboard offers careers advice and a variety of courses through the work hubs they run in Cheshire East.

Congleton, Crewe and Macclesfield Work Hubs are offering in-person support, whilst the other work hubs are offering support and appointments online.

For employers looking to recruit, Cheshire East Council can source potential employees to meet current recruitment demand. Email your requirements to supportedemployment@cheshireeast.gov.uk


Warrington 

Warrington’s Employment Development Team (EDT) are supporting people who are coming out of work as a result of Coronavirus by job matching them with local employers. Warrington’s Employment Development Team can provide all the support you need to enable you to move into employment. They offer a range of services to support you in identifying and developing your job hunting and employability skills and can help with overcoming barriers to employment. Find out more here

For all existing partners or for any other unemployed resident wanting to access online employment support to get CVs into shape and prepare for interviews, please contact the team and they will ensure you get the assistance you need.  Find out more here.

For employers looking to recruit, the Employment Development Team can source potential employees to meet current recruitment demand so please let them know your requirements: employmentdevelopmentteam@warrington.gov.uk

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