T.E.E.M (Training, Education, Employment & Motivation)

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T.E.E.M (Training, Education, Employment & Motivation) is Southampton City Council’s employment support service for Southampton council tenants.

Whether you’re looking for a new job, want to return to the workforce, or find an additional job to top up your earning, our dedicated team of Employment Officers are on hand to offer advice, support and guidance every step of the way.

T.E.E.M offers support tailored to your needs on a one-to-one basis. Your Employment Officer will get to know you and assist you with finding work, from supporting to update CVs to helping you prepare for interviews.

Even if you’re working on other DWP provision like Restart or JETS, you can still get additional support from T.E.E.M, giving you extra support and opportunities to land your next job.

T.E.E.M can help with:

  • Creating or updating CVs
  • Job searching and tapping into the ‘hidden job market’
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Signposting to support with benefits, housing, childcare and cost of living
  • In work support and support claiming Access to Work
  • Advice around disclosure

We run free Work Clubs in Bitterne and the city centre for people to drop in, as well as appointment only sessions in Weston, Northam and Shirley.

Community Meetings

Our team is available to meet with you in community settings like cafes or local libraries. Every week, we can be found in the following areas of Southampton:

  • Bitterne Library – Open access drop in open every Monday 10am-12pm
  • Weston – Appointment only, every Monday 1pm-3pm 
  • Northam – Appointment only, every Wednesday 10am-12pm
  • Shirley – Appointment only, every Thursday 10am-12pm
  • Central Library – Open access drop in open every Thursday 3pm-5pm

Please note, 1-to-1 meetings are only available for Southampton council tenants. Use our booking link below to book a 1 to 1 meeting with one of our team. If you are not a council tenant, please drop in to our Monday or Thursday work clubs.

Book your 1-to-1 meeting with T.E.E.M

Work Clubs

Our Open Access Work Clubs are free to attend and there’s no need to book. Find out more about each of our Open Access Work Clubs below:

Bitterne Work Club

  • Time: Every Monday 10am-12pm
  • Address: Bitterne Library, Bitterne Rd East, SO18 5EG
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  • Location: Find us in the meeting room on the right-hand side at the back of the library.

Bitterne Library

Central Work Club

  • Time: Every Thursday 3pm-5pm
  • Address: Learning Centre, 1st Floor, Central Library, SO14 7LW
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  • Location: Find us on the first floor of Central Library in the Learning Centre.

Work Club map

  • Central Work Club

Learning Centre, 1st Floor, Central Library, Southampton, SO14 7LW

  • Bitterne Work Club

Bitterne Library, Bitterne Road East, Southampton, SO18 5EG

1-to-1 support

If you are a Southampton council tenant, you can also get 1-to-1 support from our team to help you find work. For more information, please email employment.support.team@southampton.gov.uk or call 023 8091 7585.

Professional referrals

If you are a professional who would like to make a referral, please download a referral form and send it to employment.support.team@southampton.gov.uk.

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