Employment support team

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The Employment Support Team is the council's employment support service. We offer help, advice and support to people who are disabled or disadvantaged, to find work or training.

The Employment Support Team can help by:

  • Talking to people about what kind of work they would like to do
  • Helping them to realise what skills and abilities they already have, to help them find the right job
  • Finding training courses
  • Helping to look for jobs and contacting employers
  • Talking to employers if people are worried about how their health or disability might affect their chance of getting a job
  • Helping to fill in application forms and create an up to date CV
  • Working beside people in the job to help them learn and settle in if necessary
  • Giving support to access benefit advice
  • Listening to how the job is going and giving advice if and when it's needed

Eligibility for support depends upon certain criteria for individual projects. Find out who we work with.

IPS Grow Quality Mark 2022-23 Exemplary Fidelity

Base (British Association for Supported Employment) Awards 2021 Team of the Year - Southampton City Council Employment Support Team

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