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Community Employment Advisors

Our community employment advisor helping a woman find a job online

If you're looking for work, our Community Employment Advisors are here to help.

If you've recently lost your job, are looking to get back into employment, or you're wanting to start work for the first time, our team of advisors can give you all the help and advice you could need at our weekly work clubs held across the district.

Our skilled advisors will work with you to identify what steps you might need to take to progress towards your employment goals. Examples of support available includes: help to search for jobs, assistance with e-mail and online applications, guidance on how to write a CV or cover letter, interview skills and tips, and help to find the right training course or volunteer opportunity.

We can also offer support to complete an application for the WDH Foundation Grant scheme, a non-repayable grant of up to £3000 to get people into work and boost their skills.

Our Community Employment Advisors can also put you forward for WDH’s Training for Employment Programme which offers up to six months paid work for adults who are unemployed, 19yrs+ and living within a WDH property. For more information about the programme and how to apply please visit our Training for Employment page.

Currently our Community Employment Advisors have helped more than 4,500 people, referring over 2,000 to appropriate training and supporting over 1,400 into employment.

To find out more or arrange an appointment contact:

Community Employment Team

01977 788825

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Work club timetable

Work club timetable
When Where Time
Monday Warwick Community Shop - Knottingley 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Tuesday Airedale Library 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Pontefract Library 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
WDH Hub - Wakefield 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Wednesday Five Towns Resource Centre 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Featherstone library - Featherstone 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Thursday WDH Hub - Wakefield 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Normanton library - Normanton 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Additional one to one support is available by appointment or through the Work Clubs.