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Support and guidance into work

Help advice on getting back into work.

Last updated: 25 October 2022

Next review: 25 October 2023

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

The Waltham Forest Employment team deliver a Council led, 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. This includes:

  • One to one support from a dedicated employment advisor.
  • Help compiling CV's, cover letters and application forms.
  • Interview preparation.
  • Access to job vacancies and training opportunities.

If you don't feel you need help from our advisers keep reading to find out about our other programmes or how to get support with money, metal health, 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.

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