Employment Support

Thinking about employment?

Whether you are currently actively seeking work, or in the early stages of exploring your employment options, we have a range of services that can support you. All of Telford and Wrekin Council's employment related services are part of the Job Box.

Find out more below and follow the links to get even more information. All Job Box services are FREE.

You can also visit the Job Box website (www.telfordjobbox.co.uk) and the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/telfordjobbox) to find out about local vacancies.


Job Junctions

These are drop-in sessions that take weekly at various locations across Telford. At Job Junctions the friendly staff can help you with your job search, building a C.V. and also provide a range of advice and guiance on local employment opportunities.

You don't neeed to book an appointment to attend a Job Junction, you can just turn up.

For times and venues follow this link:

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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service (NCS) provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers free confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers who you can access at different venues throughout the Telford and Shropshire area.

The National Careers Service can help you in the following areas:

  • Build a winning CV.
  • Give you Interview tips and techniques.
  • Career choice and direction.
  • Local labour market information – the latest Job vacancies and employment options in Telford.
  • Identify your skills to help you decide your future.
  • What is the right course for you to support your career goals.
  • Identifying and applying for suitable apprenticeships.
  • Funding and financial support available for you.

To book an appointment to see a careers adviser in Telford call 01952 382888.

You can also access the National Careers Service by contacting them directly on 0800 100 900 or you can visit their website.

Employment Advisory Support Team (EAST)

The Employment Advisory Support Team (EAST) is a service for people who:

  • have a significant disability or health need that could impact on gaining or retaining employment
  • have a keenness to want to explore options to find suitable employment

EAST offer employment support for people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs.

To book an appointment to see an advisor call 01952 382888.

Job Box Mentors

A free service designed to support unemployed people.

Job Mentors can work with unemployed aged 20-24, ex armed forces, over 50’s, graduates, those unemployed 6 months or more, and those facing redundancy on a 1-to-1 personal basis. They can help people think about their options and help them plan a way forward. They can help with searching for and finding work or learning opportunities. They can also help in putting together CVs and applications as well as helping people prepare for an interview. They also keep up to date with what’s going on in the Telford & Wrekin area and sometimes know about upcoming jobs before they’re advertised!

So whether someone needs more intensive support, or just wants a bit of help practicing some interview questions Job Box Mentors have the time, skills and knowledge to be able to help them succeed.