Useful Sites

The whole of the UK Government is focused on protecting, supporting and creating jobs across the country.

SPS Training is supporting this campaign

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/plan-for-jobs

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. Click here to find out more

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships–2

Sector-based work academy programme (SWAPs) is an opportunity to learn new skills and get experience of working in a particular industry, for example care, construction or warehouse work.

The programme is designed to help jobseekers, who are claiming either Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), to build confidence, improve job prospects and enhance CVs.

https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/government-services/sector-based-work-academy-programme-swaps/

Awarding Organisation sites

We support BCS, achieve their mission to ensure everyone’s experience with technology is positive. It’s something they’ve been committed to since 1957. We’re supporting of creating a diverse and sustainable IT profession with opportunities for development and progression at every step.

https://www.bcs.org/

They are a global leader in skills education. City & Guilds Group helps people get into a job, progress in their career, and move onto the next challenge. Founded in 1878, City & Guilds is a charity that remain committed to their purpose, and invest into education and student support programmes.

Highfield qualification is an awarding organisation that has developed 250+ qualifications designed to enhance the career prospects of learners. These qualifications are now delivered by over 20,000 trainers and training providers spread across 57 countries. They cover multiple sectors such as retail, health and social care, finance, customer service, rail and engineering, hospitality, logistics, aviation and many more.

https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/

TQUK was established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK is the most creative and contemporary Awarding Organisation in the UK.

They pride themselves on being flexible and adapting their services to suit each individual and they see this as their bread and butter.

https://www.tquk.org/

Careers Advice

National Careers Service. We provide careers information, advice and guidance. We can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career. This service is available to people who live in England. Get personalised careers advice and information. Show advice for Finding and applying for jobs Identifying career opportunities Identifying your skills Making career decisions.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://icould.com/

icould.com uses the power of personal stories to inform young people’s career choices.

Run by the Education and Employers charity as part of Inspiring The Future, icould.com can be used as a standalone resource or to support Inspiring The Future’s core activities.

Free and simple to use, icould.com features over 1000 videos of people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path, and how different factors have shaped their direction.

Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales.

Use the ‘Find a job’ service to search and apply for jobs.

This service has replaced Universal Jobmatch.

https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job

Find jobs using Indeed, the most comprehensive search engine for jobs in a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. From search to apply, Indeed’s Job Search app helps you through the entire job search process

https://uk.indeed.com/

Monster is a global leader in connecting people and jobs. Every day, Monster aims to make every workplace happier and more productive by transforming the way employers and candidates find the right fit.

https://www.monster.co.uk/

You might be looking to earn more money, or to gain more experience; you might want a better commute, or need to work from home. Or maybe you’re between jobs.

Whatever it is you’re looking for, you can find it on Totaljobs.

As the UK’s largest hiring platform, they have over 280,000 live jobs adverts on their site, helping you to find any type of job, in any industry, wherever you are based.

https://www.totaljobs.com/

Powered by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, students, employers, residents wishing to upskill, are now able to HOP into all the resources they need to make informed career decisions and build a future talent pipeline.

HOP is the premier gateway in Hertfordshire to find out about:

  • career path options
  • employment opportunities
  • apprenticeships and work experience
  • skills development and professional qualification programmes.

https://www.hopinto.co.uk/

MoneyHelper is here to make your money and pension choices clearer. Here to cut through the complexity, explain what you need to do and how you can do it. Here to put you in control with impartial guidance that’s backed by government and to recommend further, trusted support if you need it. For clear money help that’s on your side and free to use, just search for MoneyHelper. 

https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/

Welcome to this simple to use Benefit and budgeting calculator. Through just a few simple steps you can see how much benefit you are eligible for and how much better off you might be in work. You can also see how changes in your household budget can affect your income. You can use the calculator for free, but if you want to save and compare calculations, you need to set up an account with them.

https://www.betteroffcalculator.co.uk/

Entitledto are one of the leading providers of online benefit calculators in the UK today. They can help people determine what they can claim from national and local government via their self-serve calculators.

Their calculators are authoritative and accurate and they are entirely independent of government. They provide a reliable estimate of benefit entitlements based on their in-depth knowledge of the UK’s social security system. By using their online benefits calculators, users can determine whether they are receiving the right amount of money in their benefit claims, whether they are eligible for other types of benefits, as well as understand what their position will be as Government welfare reforms take effect.

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/