We have stopped all face to face meetings and work clubs, and postponed events and Employability Courses. We are still conducting virtual meetings with clients by phone, email and video messaging. Please contact your Employment Officer for advice. We are still accepting referrals for our projects and new clients will be contacted as soon as possible. You can find advice and guidance online. Follow us on Twitter @sotoncareers for updates.

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. To find out if someone is eligible please contact us on the details below.

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In Southampton, our projects support:

  • Southampton City Council tenants (TEEM)
  • People with mental health issues who access Southampton's Community Mental Health Teams
  • People with mental health issues who access Southampton Jobcentre Plus
  • People with learning disabilities (Life Skills)
  • Young Adults Employment Hub – support for young people aged 16-25 to find employment and training
  • Perinatal Mental Health Project (PATH)

The Employment Support Team deliver free employability training to learners aged 19+. More information is available in the flyer. If you are interested in attending please contact us and find out when the next course if running.

The Employment Support Team currently run the following work clubs which are open to all:

Day Location Time
Bitterne Library, IT Room, SO18 5EG
10am to 12pm
Weston Library, 68 Weston Lane, SO19 9HH
1pm to 3pm
Maybush Local Housing Office, 43-45 Irving Road, SO16 4EG 10am to 12pm
Wednesdays Northam Community Centre, Kent Street, SO14 5SP
10am to 12pm
Central Library, Learning Centre 1st Floor, SO14 7LR
Virtual Work Club – Zoom bit.ly/VirtualWorkClub Password: 356055
3pm to 5pm

Telephone: 023 8091 7868