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How Back To Work can help you find work

​Who we are

Back to Work are part of Customer and Local Services. We are here to help people who are out of work find employment.

Back to Work are made up of several teams who cater for people with different employment needs.

Ready for Work is where you register as a jobseeker with Back to Work. If you are not claiming Income Support, you can also register using our online form.

Jobseeker registration

Work Zone and Work Right provide one to one support for jobseekers. You will get structured job seeking advice, and support to help identify any training needs.

Advance to Work is a scheme for jobseekers aged between 16 and 24, who have little work experience, and would benefit from advice and support from an employment advisor as well as work placements and training.

Advance Plus is a scheme offering intensive training and a work placement, along with the support of an employment advisor to help you find a job in a targeted industry.

All registered jobseekers have access to Job Club and Job Station to help them in their search for employment. 

How to find a job

What you’ll be expected to do

To receive the full amount of income support that you’re entitled to, you’re expected to do all you can to find work. 

You will be asked to sign a job seeker’s agreement which will outline the steps you’ll need to find work and also help to identify any support that you may need with this.

You will be expected to:

  • keep a record of what you do to find work
  • attend appointments to confirm you are available for, and actively seeking, work
  • discuss your search for work with your employment advisor
  • identify all opportunities that are available
  • attend appropriate training courses

Vacancies are advertised in daily notifications if you have signed up for these. sign in and registration

If you don’t do enough to look for work

Your benefit may be reduced if you don’t do enough to look for work

Income Support: what happens if you leave your job or fail to look for work

If you start or finish a job

If you receive income support and you start or finish a job, or your pay or hours change, you have to let us know.

To tell us about any employment changes, use the form below.

Tell Income Support about your employment changes

Help from Back to Work if you are unemployed but not claiming income support

You can still get help from Back to Work.

Come to Ready for Work at Eagle House and you’ll be given support to look for work.

Back to Work Recruitment and our recruitment service

Back to Work Recruitment work as a free recruitment agency to employers. Employers contact us to advertise vacancies and we match our registered job seekers to roles.

Your employment advisor will be able to share and discuss all vacancies being advertised through Back to Work Recruitment and put your CV forward for consideration. The Back to Work Recruitment team will then shortlist suitable candidates on behalf of the employer or you may be asked to apply directly for the vacancy.

Back to Work Recruitment: meeting your recruitment needs

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