Thanks to our network of amazing friends and partners we can connect you with people who can help.
Staying on top of your finances when your circumstances change can be a real challenge - especially if there’s a lag between benefit and salary payments, or you’re having to manage an existing debt.
Our friends at IncomeMax can provide you and your family with free financial advice. This is great for anyone who takes the families financial worries on - you're not alone. They'll help you navigate debts, benefits and find out what you're entitled to. This is particularly helpful during transition into employment.
Hastee works with a growing number of employers to help you get some of your salary up front for a small fee instead of paying loan shark RATES of interest for a payday loan. They’ve also got some great advice and tools on their site for managing your budget debt and making wise financial choices.
Our skills and qualifications partners offer a wide range of opportunities for you to improve your skills, gain new qualifications and make yourself more employable. They include:
Sort is the ultimate career discovery platform. You tell SORT about your interests and experiences, and it matches you to jobs, careers and roles that you might never have heard of but which you're suited to. It's a fantastic way to open up new ways of thinking about your working life.
City & Guilds are leaders in skills development. Employers across a variety of sectors and all around the world recognise and value their qualifications and apprenticeships, and they can help you develop your talents and abilities for career progression. Choose from vocational qualifications, technical qualifications and apprenticeships.
Springboard is the leading charity providing skills and training for the in-demand hospitality sector; their sister organisation, Careerscope, connects registered users with a network of other training and career development opportunities in the hospitality sector. As these industries start to expand again post-pandemic, there’s an urgent need for people who are skilled in catering, customer service, event planning and so on. Their training programmes are completely free.
Our friends at IHG Hotels and Resorts have helped more than 80,000 young people gain valuable employment and life skills through work experience, internships and apprenticeships in some of the world’s best hotels. The IHG Skills Academy offers the opportunity to enjoy personalised, immersive experiences with access to self-serve educational resources - for free.
If you’ve had time off work for personal reasons, or been living on benefits for a while, you can feel like you’re on the back foot when it comes to getting back into work. Our job-seeking skills get rusty and our confidence collapses. We’re here to help with these.
Severn Trent's Academy includes three months of free access to courses designed to improve your employability. Their Get That Job training course includes advice on how to write a great CV and how to present yourself in interviews, and their Grow Yourself training courses can help you to improve your confidence, think positively and build relationships with colleagues.
CherryTree Foundation helps young people and adults from mostly disadvantaged areas with workshops, mentoring and training programmes that get their service-users into employment, self-employment or full-time education.
Many of our registered candidates come to us from referral partners - typically charities who've worked face-to-face with them to help them face and overcome barriers to work and got them 'job ready'. If you're not quite ready for work yet, and need additional support or advice, one of them may be able to help you. Here are some popular examples.