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CV and interview assistance

The government and most local authorities provide free online and in-person support for CV writing, employment searches and interview preparation. Below are some resources.

National Careers

This government website link offers practical information for starting a job search.

The Mayor of London website

The Mayor of London website has a host of resources to assist job seekers.

Employment support – Camden Council

Your local Job Centre can help with CV writing. Ask your case manager to help you make an appointment with an adviser.

Interview Clothing

If you are in need of appropriate clothing for a job interview you may find assistance through the following charities:

Dress for Success

Families4Peace can refer you to Dress for Success. This charity can provide interview clothing and other support.

Smart Works

Smart Works provides clothing for job interviews. Smart Works can also offer advice regarding salary expectations, and interview questions.

Resurgo’s Re-Work Programme

Re-Work offers unemployed adults support gaining new skills and confidence to help with successful re-entry into the workforce.

Specifically for men looking for employment, CV writing and job interview support.

Volunteer

Another way to improve English and gain new skills is to volunteer.

Below are websites that list volunteer positions with charities.

Do-It

Do-It helps people build meaningful connections, do good things and feel healthier and happier as a result

London Government’s website

We bring people from different backgrounds and communities together to make London a happier and more unified city.
We offer hundreds of high-quality volunteering roles from a wide range of approved organisations. With both one-off and ongoing roles, there’s something for everyone.

London Zoo

Volunteer at London Zoo

NHS

The National Health Services has many volunteer positions available.

Skill training and qualification courses

The British Centre for Professional Qualifications (UK CPQ)

This organisation can confirm if and how your profession is regulated in Great Britian.
here

Westminster Adult Education Services

WAES aims to make learning available to everyone. Fees are structured to ensure courses are accessible to all parts of the community. Many courses are available for Ukrainians or those receiving universal credit here

Apprenticeship Team

If you wish to learn a new trade you may contact the Apprenticeships Team in your local authority: For Camden

Colleges

Many colleges offer discounts or bursaries for refugees or those who receive universal credit. Look for the “bursaries” section on college websites

Some examples:
Westminster Kingsway College

Thomas Wall Trust

The Thomas Wall Trust may be able to help with a grant for study

Find Job Vacancies

Employment Fairs

Local authorities will often hold job fairs. To find one in your area we recommend you search “Job Fairs London” or “Job Fairs near me” in a search engine like Google or Safari.

Some websites with local job offers:

Indeed

Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 250M unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn allows its members to receive notifications for job vacancies that require knowledge of a native language.

Jobsite

One of the UK’s largest hiring platforms, JobSite offers jobseekers the chance to search, view and apply for over 280,000 live job adverts, in any industry, across the whole of the UK.

Job Rapido

An employment seekers platform with listings of roles located in the UK and internationally.

Recruiting agencies

Several companies recruit candidates for jobs.

A few examples are listed below.

KXRecruit

This is a King’s Cross based recruitment company that helps local businesses find staff.

Julia’s Cleaning

Julia’s Cleaning hires individuals for cleaning work

My Temporary Nanny

My temporary nanny is a boutique nanny agency matching Temporary childcarers with families in the UK.

Support for Finding Work

Refugee Employment Network

This organisation works to ensure ensure every refugee in the UK is able to access appropriate, fulfilling, paid employment or self-employment.

Women Returners

Women Returners works with employers and carer returners to enable professionals to return to work after an extended career break.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Returners

The STEM Returners programme helps employers recruit, develop and retain the best available talent. This group enables highly qualified and experienced candidates to re-start their career.

Working Mums

This website helps women find part-time professional job opportunities.

Find A Job

Part of the government website that lists job openings in local areas.

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers enables refugees in London, Birmingham and Manchester to acquire the knowledge, confidence and experience they need to secure stable and fulfilling jobs.

Part Time Work

Some websites offer information specifically for part-time employment.

2to3days

This is a website that links part time job seekers and recruiters. They also offer CV help.

Indeed Flex

Indeed Flex helps employers to find the right candidates, and employees to find the working patterns and scenarios to suit their lifestyles.

Flexible Working People

Flexible Working People supports both candidates and businesses on this journey, helping employers adjust to this ‘new normal’ and candidates in finding careers they love, on terms that work for them.

Other

Some other valuable resources include the following.

Self-employment support

Upwork

Upwork is a website to support self employed workers.

Buy Women Built

For women wishing to start their own business

Guidance for Working in UK Healthcare System

Guidance for working in the UK healthcare system.