The Friends Centre Career Development programme

The Friends Centre offers a comprehensive career development programme for adults, who are seeking:

  • Employment – New job
  • Career change – New beginning
  • Education and training – New skills

The programme includes a powerful package of:

  • One to one careers interviews – includes an agreed full action plan for you to follow
  • Access to an on-line careers website – Career information, assessment & much more
  • Supported by a national help line – offering information & advice

Our adviser is professionally trained and has many years’ experience of working with adults.

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One-to-one careers interviews

One to one careers interviews are available to you if you meet one or more of the criteria listed below:

  • Have a disability, illness or learning difficulty
  • Are recently redundant (less than 6 months)
  • Are threatened with redundancy
  • Are on one of the following benefits – ESA WRAG, Universal Credit, JSA or Income Support
  • Have been out of work for more than 2 years
  • Have a highest qualification below Level 3 – (Level 3 is equivalent to either 3 A levels or NVQ Level 3)

For more information, or to book an interview please call 01273 810210, or email us at [email protected].

National Careers Service helpline

National Careers Service helpline: 0800 100 900

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

 

 

What to expect at a careers interview

You will meet with our qualified and experienced information, advice and guidance professional in our interview room. The meetings are normally an hour long and will allow time for you to get help and support to move forward. You will be able to get advice to help you make informed decisions and design actions towards reaching your future goals. Help can be given to overcome challenges, build on your strengths, improve your skills and develop job search skills. Your adviser will work with you to develop an action plan which you will be given at the end of the session.

To book a careers interview, check your eligibility and then call 01273 810210, or email us at [email protected].


Testimonials

Very Helpful. Came through with some ideas I had not thought of. Calm environment which made me feel open and happy to talk and welcome suggestions. Thanks.

Careers Advice Service User 15 May 2017

I feel very happy with my appointment today with Eileen. She prepared me for my acting classes, gave me lots of information about free course in Friends Centre and other places. She also discussed with me my career choices. I am very satisfied with this meeting. I got much more helpful information than I was expecting. Thank you very much.

Careers Advice Service User 24 March 2016

I have learned a lot today about how to look for voluntary roles and jobs in many different areas of work. In addition I’ve been encouraged to widen my view of potential jobs, to include careers outside my current focus. I’m motivated to act on the advice and look forward to what I can find. The advice on the interviews was particularly pertinent and I hope to be more successful at competency interviews in the future.

Careers Advice Service User 21 February 2017

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