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Support and guidance into work

Help advice on getting back into work.

If you are an unemployed or on furlough Waltham Forest resident looking for a job, we can help you.

Steps into Work is a Council led personalised one-to-one service which has been set up to support Waltham Forest residents to gain employment. We offer tailored support at every step of your journey into work.

You will be pleased to know there are no set “criteria” to access and use the service. Read more about Steps into Work.

Do not need the help of our advisers? Keep reading to find out about our other programmes or how to get support with money, metal health and employment and more.

For more information on making choices as a young person explore our 16 to 25 What’s Next?

Job skills courses and support into work

In the wake of Covid-19, our Adult Learning Service is ready to provide you with support to help you get a job. Opportunities include job-related qualifications, such as digital skills, interview skills and teamwork, support in applying or accessing job vacancies, as well as a range of other courses. All the services provided are free for unemployed Waltham Forest residents or discounted depending on your circumstances.

Book a free one-off job club appointment, join a longer Passport to Work Programme or explore what else our Adult Learning Service has to offer.

CV and application advice

Applying for a job can mean lots of different things, a CV, a cover letter, even psychometric tests. Follow the links to learn more about each of these, view templates and examples and how to avoid making common mistakes.

Interview advice

Interviews can be a scary prospect, but help is at hand, see the links below for videos, fact sheets and blogs.

Help with interview clothing and coaching

Making a great first impression is crucial in landing a job. Receive help with interview clothing and coaching and more through:

Job Centre claimants should speak to their dedicated Work Coach for interview clothing and travel fares.

Virtual jobs fairs

We held our first of a series of free virtual jobs fairs on the 19 November 2020

Our speakers gave tips on what they expect from applicants and how to apply for live roles. We gave a short presentation about apprenticeships, and jobs in a wide range of sectors including the civil service, transport, childcare, education, security, energy, and recruitment.

To read more about the event, the employers involved and for up to date information on the next virtual job fair visit the adult learning service.

Financial advice

Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.

If you need more than online guidance and to access local advisors for specific issues use the Find an Adviser tool.

More information 

For more information on government support:

Employment and Metal Health support

Work can be hard at the best of times.

Able futures and Remploy are funded by the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver a free and confidential Mental Health Support Service.

Support is available to those 

  • 16 and over
  • in work, on an apprenticeship, about to start work or furloughed
  • living in  Britain
  • have mental health difficulties that impact upon work

Access support

To access support please contact