Employment

Looking for a job can sometimes be a challenging experience, but there are local services in Redbridgewhich could provide useful advice and information to help you get back into the world of work.

Work Redbridge

Work Redbridge isthe Council's initiative tohelpmake the job huntingprocess easier. The service is free to sign up to and you can accessjob fairs,training to help write your CV and information on employability courses.

Visit Redbridge Council's website or email workredbridge@redbridge.gov.uk

Job Centre Plus

Offering information on all aspects of employment and unemployment issues,Redbridge Job Centre Plus in Seven Kingsprovides access to job adverts, employment support and information on job related benefits. The Job Centre Plus is often one of the first ports of call when you are facing unemployment and can provide a job matching service.

Job Centre Plus in Seven Kingsis located at 564-570 High Road, Ilford, IG3 8EJ andyou can contactthem on020 8271 4813.

Visit GOV.UK website

Redbridge Institute work club

If you are looking for support in finding a job or ways to develop your career, thenvisit the Redbridge Institute of Adult Education's free work club for help and advice.The work club takes place every Monday from 9.00am to 11.30am. To check availability and for further information, email enquiries@redbridge-iae.ac.ukor call 020 8550 2398.

Recruitment agencies

There are a wide range of recruitment agencies across a variety of industries which are willing to help you with your job search. Most offer an online registration service. Alternatively, you may wish tovisitone of your local branches to book a free appointment with a consultant.

To find your local recruitment agent search online for the relevant sector you are interested in.

Access to Work scheme

The government has established a funding programme to help people living with a mental or physical disability or a debilitating health condition to get into work or re-enter the work place. Known as Access to Work, this fundamental grant can pay for practical support to help you with your employment needs and workplace adjustments.

Examples of support can include:

  • travel to and from the workplace if you are unable to use public transport
  • specialist equipment for your workstation
  • disability training for work colleagues
  • a support worker or communicator to provide assistance at interviews

The amount you will receive depends on your circumstances and will not affect your other benefits.

Apply and check eligibility on GOV.UKwebsite

Useful links

Other MyLife pages: Learning, Volunteering, Unemployment, Work-related benefits

External websites: GOV.UK, Redbridge Institute Work Club,Citizens Advice Bureau