Employment and skills

We want to help you improve your employability, life skills and preparations for working life. So whether you are newly or long-term unemployed, returning to work after a career break or a young person looking for your first start, we can support you along your pathway to finding employment, training, volunteering or further education.

How we can support you 

image depicting employment support If you are unemployed and looking to get back into work, our Community Employment Link Worker, based at Hill House, can signpost you to information, support and guidance from a number of our partners on areas such as:

  • searching for jobs online
  • finding work experience
  • writing or updating your CV
  • preparing for interviews 
  • completing application forms
  • confidence building.

We will also work with you to help you identify and overcome any barriers to employment that you might be facing. This could include finding childcare, learning new skills or training, advice on benefits, support with confidence building or anything else. We will give you as little or as much help as you need and ensure you are settled and happy with the outcome.

If you need support get in touch with our Community Employment Link Worker or call 07871 736 378. 

Courses, training and events

Passport to Employment 

Are you looking for help with your CV or to understand what employers are looking for in an interview?

This informal four-week course, held in conjunction with Community Action Sutton (opens in new window), will help you to identify and explain your key work skills. Refreshments and course materials are provided free of charge.

Date: 12 January to 2 February 2022
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: Hill House, Bishopsford Road, SM4 6BL

To book your place please email Adassa Wynter or call 07871 736 378.

Sutton College

photo showing adult learners at Sutton College Do you want to build your skills and confidence and get back into employment? Are you worried about your writing, speaking or numeracy skills?

We are working in partnership with Sutton College on a range of bespoke functional skills and vocational courses that can give you the skills and confidence to go on to further training or find paid employment. The types of courses on offer include: 

  • Maths
  • English
  • English as a Second Language (ESOL)
  • Digital skills
  • First aid 
  • Beauty

Most courses are free if you are on benefits, but there may be a small charge for some vocational courses.

Interested? Register your interest now and we will be in touch.