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Employment Support

Regrettably, we are seeing the lockdown affect employment in this region. To help people facing this situation, we’ve collated national, local and regional employment resources to help.

National Online Support

Job Helphttps://jobhelp.dwp.gov.uk/

Information on what types of roles are good to apply for right now, also hints and tips on applying for jobs.

Find a Job – https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/

For people seeking a full or part-time job or even some temporary work during the coronavirus emergency.

National Careers Service – https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

For those who have lost a job, been made redundant or are concerned about reduced hours, to help those to get back into work and training.

Independent, impartial and professional advice on careers, skills, and the labour market from careers coaches to support application for jobs.

In Milton Keynes, Adviza also offer a Regional Redeployment Service for individuals who have lost their jobs or whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19 at https://www.adviza.org.uk/services/national-careers-service/regional-redeployment-service/

Virtual Jobs Fairs 

Promoting local vacancies and to support people to get back into work. Employers the chance to post current opportunities on their social media which the National Careers Service will promote on their channels during #JobsHour.

  • Northamptonshire – Follow on Twitter @CareersEMids
  • Bedfordshire & Luton – Follow on Twitter @CareersEEBucks
  • Milton Keynes – Follow on Twitter @CareersSE

Skills Support for Redundancy

Serco – www.serco-ssw.com

Skills Support for Redundancy offers funded training to support individuals who are facing redundancy in small and medium sized businesses.

This can include vocational or career progression training such as gaining a relevant accreditation, as well as providing employability skills training such as interview techniques and functional skills qualifications.

Skills Support for Redundancy is delivered by Serco and co-financed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund. Contact at skillssupport@serco.com

Skills Support for the Unemployed

TCHC – https://www.tchc.net/individual/get-into-work/skills-support-for-the-unemployed

Skills Support for the Unemployed offers a flexible programme of employability and skills training, tailored to a person’s needs. It is for people who are out of work and helps overcome the challenges faced when looking for employment or an Apprenticeship.

There are a variety of programmes to help specific groups including, long-term, over 50s, lone parents, ex-offenders and those with wellbeing issues.

Up-skilling/Re-skilling

The Skills Toolkit – https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit

The online platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. Since the launch a month ago tens of thousands have started its digital and numeracy courses.

Local Further Education Colleges

Broad variety of qualifications, including vocational courses, apprenticeships, higher education, professional certificates as well as employability skills and community training.

 

Local Universities

A diverse range of courses and qualifications at higher levels including degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), foundation degrees and masters.

 

The Open University

 

Online Training Resources

The SEMLEP Growth Hub has compiled a list of online training and development resources available at https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/training-at-work-online-course/

Local Support for Businesses

SEMLEP Growth Hub – https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/coronavirus/

Information and links to the latest developments on business support from the UK Government.

SEMLEP’s Growth Hub Business Support team is ready to help and can be contacted directly offering a free service.

Phone: 0300 01234 35
Email: growthhub@semlep.com
Website: https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/contact-us/

National Online Support for Businesses

Employer Help – https://employerhelp.dwp.gov.uk/

This site offers a range of advice to help businesses overcome challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether needing to expand rapidly, or making redundancies, advice is provided on the next steps and the best ways to support staff.

Virtual Jobs Fairs

Promoting local vacancies, employers the chance to post current opportunities on their social media which the National Careers Service will promote on their channels during #JobsHour

  • Northamptonshire          Follow on Twitter @CareersEMids
  • Bedfordshire & Luton Follow on Twitter @CareersEEBucks
  • Milton Keynes             Follow on Twitter @CareersSE

Skills Support for Redundancy for Businesses

Sercowww.serco-ssw.com

Skills Support for Redundancy offers funded training to support businesses who are facing making redundancies.

Now available through distance learning, this can include vocational or career progression training such as gaining a relevant NVQ or accredited Leadership and Management qualification, as well as to provide employability skills training such as interview techniques and functional skills qualifications if needed.

Funded training, qualifications and networking is available to any small to medium sized business in the area facing difficult decisions.

Skills Support for Redundancy is delivered by Serco and co-financed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund. Contact at skillssupport@serco.com

Regional Redeployment Service for Businesses

Adviza – https://www.adviza.org.uk/services/national-careers-service/regional-redeployment-service/

For businesses in Milton Keynes, the Regional Redeployment Service supports employers needing to make redundancies and those looking to recruit due to the impact of COVID-19.

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