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Jobs, skills and training

Develop your skills through our range of courses and see how we can help you find a new job or apprenticeship.

Digital skills checker

Try our simple, online game and see how you could improve your digital skills.

Test your knowledge on a range of digital skills, including using email, safe online shopping and searching for jobs online.

You’ll be able to see how you can develop your skills and even request training suited to you.

Digital skills game

Digital skills courses

We run personal and work-related digital skills courses, so you can improve your skills whether you’re looking for a new job or just want to get online safely at home.

There are drop-in classes, workshops and accredited courses, with many available online. Plus, in the next few months, you’ll be able to take classes via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Courses include:

  • online CVs and job searching
  • Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • device management and maintenance 
  • social media basics
  • internet safety. 

Find out more about work, business and digital skills

“Without digital skills I was feeling left behind. Now I’m able to keep in touch with people, create documents and manage my money.”

John

Clarion resident

Grants for work and business

  • Re:Work - up to £150 for a new job. 
  • Re:Train - up to £1,000 for career-related training. 
  • Business Start Up - up to £1,000 for starting or growing a business. 
  • Business Re:Work - up to £250 for becoming self-employed.  

Find out more about grants

Understanding work and benefits

Starting a new job, taking on extra hours, or returning to work, can affect the benefits you receive. Find out what you need to do and how you can ensure you’re better off in work.

Find out more about work and benefits

Darren’s apprenticeship story

Darren is one of the thousands of residents to benefit from our support, training and opportunities. See how an apprenticeship transformed Darren’s career. 

Find out more about apprenticeships