There are many schemes and services available to help people who have never worked before. This might be a daunting prospect, but with the right support, it can be a lot easier than you think! In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of support that are available and how they can help you find work or begin a new career.
When starting work for the first time, or after long-term unemployment, it’s important to explain to employers what skills you have learned in your time not working. This can feel difficult, but employers want to see that you’ve been doing something with your time. If this is not possible, it’s important, to be honest about what you’ve been doing instead, as employers respect honesty. With the support available, you’ll find work in no time.
Types of support available
1. Job Schemes
The first type of support is job schemes. These are government-funded programs that provide training and work experience for people looking for their first job. Job schemes can be a great way to gain new skills and make valuable connections in the workforce. There are also many careers advice services available in the UK. These organisations can help you find the right job for you and provide advice on how to get started in your new career.
2. Careers Advice Services
If you are looking for a new career, careers advice services can be a great resource. Various organisations have been set up to help you find the right job for you and provide advice on how to get started in your new career. They can also help you with CV writing, job interviews, and other aspects of finding employment.
The government’s ‘Work and Health Programme’ also offers personalised support to help you overcome any barriers to employment. This includes helping you update your CV, providing interview coaching, and supporting you to access the right training for your new career.
3. Mentoring Programs
Mentoring programs can be a great way to get support from someone who has been in your position before. They can offer advice and guidance on finding work and succeeding in your new career
4. Online Resources
Websites such as Embracing Future Potential offer a wealth of information and resources for people who are looking for new opportunities. These websites can be a great place to start if you are unsure where to begin your search for support.
5. Training Opportunities
Many organisations offer training courses to help people gain new skills and qualifications. These courses can be a great way to learn new things and improve employability. Training opportunities can also be a great way to try out different careers and see what fits best for you.
Additionally, volunteering can be another way to build experience and ease your way into a career. It can also boost your CV, making you more employable when you are ready to start looking for a job.
6. Support Groups
There are also many support groups available, both online and in person. These groups can provide emotional support and practical advice on finding work or beginning a new career. They can be a great place to meet new people and get advice from others who have been in the same situation as you.
7. Additional Support if you have a Disability
If you have a disability, many organisations can offer support to help you find work. These organisations can provide advice and assistance with job searches, CV writing, and interview preparation. They can also offer support in the workplace, such as workplace adaptations and access to training. Take a look at Careers with Disabilities for resources and information specially tailored to your needs as a disabled jobseeker.
In conclusion, there are many different types of support available for people who have never worked before. With the right support, it is possible to find work or begin a new career. We hope this blog post has been helpful and provided some useful information on the available different types of support. Take a look at Refreshing a Career for more information on kickstarting your career. Additionally, take a look at our live jobs board for specialist opportunities catered to your needs!