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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.

Unlock your Potential

 The Three Rivers Employment Accelerator programme “Unlock your Potential” is being launched by Three Rivers District Council in partnership with Watford Chamber of Commerce.

The new scheme offers anyone over 18 living in Three Rivers the chance to sign up to a flexible three month programme to give them the confidence and guidance to establish a dream career. We particularly want to support those who have experienced difficulties in finding and maintaining work.

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 hopinto@hertfordshirelep.co.uk

HOP have launched a series of webinars featuring interviews with local employers ensuring students can gain meaningful encounters.


BBO Strive Virtual Support & Healthy Hub

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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:

 


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 Smita@watfordwomenscentre.org.uk to book an appointment or ask for further information.


ESOL

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.

 


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:

 


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

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.

More information on the Citizens Advice Service can be found here.


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.


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:

Abbots Langley

Hillside Community Hub a drop-in facility for local residents to access a wide range of services and support. Every Tuesday pop in for free help, advice and support from an ASCEND Guidance Worker and other business professionals to create/ update CVs, give advice on interview techniques and help with job searching.

For further information click here.