A number of projects supported by the council's Working Wirral programme provide advice and guidance on finding jobs as well offering training and other support. To find out more visit our Working Wirral pages.
Jobcentre Plus is part of the Government’s Department for Work and Pensions. It aims to:
- help more people into paid work
- help employers fill their vacancies, and
- give people of working age the help and support they are entitled to if they cannot work
Jobcentre Plus operates from five offices in Wirral and offers a number of programmes and services to help Jobseekers, lone parents, people with a health condition or disability and others who may need extra help in finding work.
The Directgov website provides information about the programmes and services provided by Jobcentre Plus to people of working age. You can find contact details and directions to your nearest Jobcentre Plus office on the Directgov website.
Future Jobs Fund
Wirral Council is working with partners from across the Merseyside to create 6000+ jobs for long term unemployed people. These jobs will provide opportunities for training and experience in a wide range of areas and are open to those who have been on Job Seekers' Allowance for between nine and 11 months and those who have been on Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance or Income Support for more than nine months.
To find out more make an appointment with your Jobcentre Plus Personal Advisor.
Jobs at Wirral Council and its partner organisations
Other help to help you find work
The Government’s Directgov website provides information about work and training opportunities across the country and lots of information to help you find a find a job, including:
- skills assessment
- interview Skills
- returning to work
- finding and paying for childcare
- working in the UK - a guide for overseas workers
- dealing with redundancy
- help with reading, writing and numbers
- help and advice for ex-offenders
Visit the careers advice section of this website for help with choosing a career and accessing training courses.