Adult Employment Support

On this page you will find contact details and information for organisations supporting those looking for employment across Three Rivers. Information on this page is filtered first by district wide organisations and then by local areas to the bottom of the page. Use the links below to jump to a particular section.


Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP)

The premier gateway in Hertfordshire to explore career opportunities

HOP is the one stop shop for talent powered by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Discover everything you need to support you in your education and employment.

Find opportunities

Explore careers

For more information email

***Covid-19 Update***

Careers education should continue throughout lockdown. HOP have launched a series of webinars featuring interviews with local employers ensuring students can gain meaningful encounters.

BBO Strive Virtual Support & Healthy Hub


Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Services (HAFLS)

HAFLS Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme helps you gain employment and skills mentoring support, the projects are continuing to run during this period and BBO mentors are providing support to participants either online or via the phone. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

All face to face tuition has been cancelled, but they are now offering a huge range of online courses that can be found on their website or on their Facebook page.

Watford Women’s Centre

The Centre provides Education and Training opportunities for women and men who want to build confidence, gain new skills and create employment opportunities for themselves so that they can lead more independent and productive lives. They offer a huge range of courses to residents of Hertfordshire to develop skills and improve employability.

***Covid-19 Update***

They are re-opening their doors Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm, as well as continuing with their online services. They are currently running  a virtual Job Club via ZOOM, on Thursdays 12.45pm- 2.45pm.
Contact 07508180147 or email to book an appointment or ask for further information.


ESOL courses cater for people of all levels, who would like to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing, and/or gain qualifications to prove their level of proficiency in the language. Access to these courses have been made available via Ascend, who offer a 10 week beginners course and  Watford Women’s Centre who offer six levels of ESOL from Beginner to Upper- Intermediate.

***Covid-19 Update***

Courses run by Ascend and Watford Women’s Centre are still running but with all courses moving online and running via ZOOM.

West Herts College

West Herts College offer a number of courses to help you to reach your goals, including more manageable, part time courses. The college are working in partnership with Jobcentre to offer training, careers advice and employment guidance in order to get you back to work. Their courses are designed to increase your confidence and boost your employability skills. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

The college are continuously monitoring the Covid-19 situation and look to resume a mix of teaching on campus and online, from September 2020 onwards.

Watford Job Centre

Watford Job Centre is available for specialist job support and advice. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

  • 0845 604 3719

***Covid-19 Update***

All face to face meetings have been cancelled, appointments will now take place remotely either online or over the phone.

Citizen’s Advice Service

The Citizens Advice Service is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Owing to the government and Department of Health guidelines, we are closing all face to face advice with immediate effect until further notice. For CAB advice please phone: 03444 111 444 (for people who live anywhere in Hertfordshire). “You can still contact your local office by email – please just complete the contact form  (under Email Enquiry on the Getting Help page.”) You can also contact by email or webchat via the Citizens Advice national website:

UK Gov ‘Skills Toolkit’

The ‘Skills Toolkit’ is an online learning platform launched by the UK Government.  It offers free online courses, tools and resources to help improve digital skills.

Mill End

The community job club held at Mill End Community Centre runs on Wednesday afternoons at 1pm-3pm. The purpose of the club is to give advice to those 18 and over on careers options, training courses and apprenticeships, all from fully qualifies careers advisors. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Mill End Community Centre is currently closed until further notice.

South Oxhey

Step Up (South Oxhey) is a partnership project between ASCEND and Three Rivers District Council. It provides a drop-in facility and coffee bar for clients, training spaces for courses, interview rooms for counselling and guidance and a workspace for staff and volunteers.

ASCENDs Job Club currently runs from Step Up on a Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, supporting people to get back into employment.  Their Job Club advisers can help you with online job searches, writing CVs and job application letters.  For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

The job club is currently closed for face to face appointments. They are providing remote support. Call 0208 428 6725 for more information.