Getting into Work

Getting a job can be daunting and there are a lot of things you may need to do to be successful. It is important to have an up to date CV that showcases your skills, or you may need to learn a new skill or undergo some training to get the job you want. Sometimes you may just think ‘where do I start?!’

Below are some useful links to information we feel can help you get your dream job and get you into work!

A CV is your opportunity to show an employer what skills you have and your previous work or volunteer experience. It is an important part of getting a job and getting it right is your chance to stand out from the crowd. Monster have a useful page detailing tips, tricks and templates to help you get it right.
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Solihull Council have a scheme called Solihull for Success which details local training opportunities, support to get into the workplace and advice and guidance to help you make your career move.
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RECOM provide opportunities for people in Solihull to improve their IT skills to help bring them closer to employment through their Employed for Success Scheme. They offer a FREE service at three libraries across Solihull offering one-to-one sessions and short courses.
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Most available jobs are now held online through Job Search Sites. There are a number of sites available and we have included a link through to Indeed to ensure you can start searching straight away!
Attending an interview can be daunting especially if you don;t know what to expect or haven't had one in a while. You can search online for some useful techniques to help you shine in your interview. If you click find out more you will be directed to and they have put together a useful guide on Interview Do's and Don'ts and also some guidance on interviews for specific job roles.
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The Direct Payments Information and Advice Service support people who have a Direct Payment to employ Personal Assistants to meet their care needs and to support them to live independently. The Service has a high demand for PAs so if you feel you could do this role get in touch with them today.
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Partners that can Support You

Ideal for All

Ideal for All are commissioned by Solihull Council to provide employment support to people with disabilities and long term conditions. Referrals come from Adult Social Care but to find out more about the service and how they can support you, you can visit their website or give them a call on 0121 704 7890. They also have a drop in at the Central Solihull Hub in The Core. To find out when the drop in is available click here.

Community Advice Hubs – Self Help Function, Central Solihull, the Core B91 3RG

Our Self Help function at the Solihull Community Advice Hub in The Core, B91 3RG can support you to search job sites, email your CV to potential employers and more. Drop in when we are open if you need further support.