Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions and brings together employment and benefit services for people of working age.
Jobcentre Plus has been created to provide a better customer service to employers, jobseekers and people of working age who are currently inactive in the labour market. It aims to extend a more personal service to a wider range of people seeking work than ever before, nearly five million customers across Great Britain.
You can access Jobcentre services by:
- visiting Directgov.uk - the largest internet job bank in the world, providing access to over 400,000 jobs
- telephoning 0845 6060 234 - tell the telephone adviser the kind of work you are looking for and in which area
- going to your local Jobcentre Plus office (telephone 0845 6043 719) - view a list of the latest jobs available, or conduct a detailed search for a specific occupation
Jobcentres can be found at:
- St Nicholas Street, Hereford
- Broad Street, Leominster
- George Place, Ross-on-Wye
Private Recruitment Agencies
There are hundreds of private agencies in the UK which will help you find a job. Herefordshire has many such agencies. When you call them, they will probably ask you to arrange a time to go and visit them, and you can speak directly to them about the type of work you are looking for. For an up-to-date list of local agencies, visit http://www.yell.com/ and search for "recruitment agencies" located in Herefordshire.
European Employment Service
Jobseekers from countries within the EEA (European Economic Area) can access jobs via the EURES (European Employment Service) system. EURES is the network linking the public employment services in Europe. Its role is to help people move freely and to take up work in other member states of the EEA.
Vacancies are displayed in Jobcentres, on public employment service national databases and on the EURES website. If you would like further information on the EURES system you can contact the Jobcentre Plus West Midlands Regional EURES Adviser, Lorraine Morris, on 0121 4525410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
For certain jobs, employers will want to see a CV or resume. This is a brief account of your professional or work experience and qualifications. Many websites offer help with producing a CV, eg. Europass or DirectGov. If you sign on with a recruitment agency they will be able to advise you.