Job skills courses and help to get a new job

In the wake of Covid-19, we are ready to provide you with additional support to help you get a new job

Free Passport to Work programme for unemployed Waltham Forest residents

Passport to Work. For unemployed Waltham Forest residents: a free programme to help you get a job and gain digital and work skills. Start by booking a free information session. Phone 020 8496 2974

Are you trying to get a job? Our Passport to Work programme for unemployed Waltham Forest residents includes digital skills, interview skills and teamwork. You will also create a learning plan and get access to job vacancies.

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Our 2021 Virtual Job Fairs

Free Virtual Job Fairs: Tuesday 27 April 2021, Wednesday 16 June 2021, Thursday 29 July 2021 and Friday 27 August 2021
We have several free Virtual Job Fairs this year, with presentations from top employers. For apprenticeships, vacancies and tips on getting a job in all sorts of sectors: join our free online job fairs!

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Become job-ready: free help and courses from Microsoft, Gov UK and others

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If you are trying to get back into work, get your first job or change your career, it can be hard to know where to start. From CV tips to apprenticeships, vacancies and skills courses, help is available. Explore our page on free jobs support, training and resources from Microsoft, Waltham Forest Council and Gov UK.

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Job clubs: free one-to-one support

Want help but don’t have time for a course? Book a free job club appointment. Our experienced team offers support and advice, help with CVs and interviews, access to job search websites, and much more.


Our job clubs are during term-time.

  • Wednesdays (1pm–4pm) – online
  • Fridays (9.30am–12.30pm) – blended: some sessions are online and some are at the Junction, 2–4 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF

Book a job club appointment

Please book in advance: phone us on 020 8496 2974 or email our team to book a Job Club appointment.

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Enrol on a 2021 job skills course or workshop

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Trying to get a job or a promotion? Our workshops and short courses can help! All our job skills courses are free if you do not have a job.

We have different courses to help with your job skills and personal development. They include ‘tips for dealing with stress and difficult situations’ and ‘confidence and motivation for finding work’.

For our next job skills courses, please check our online course finder.

Job skills courses and workshops

  • We can help you recognise your own experience and ability, define your goals and gain essential skills for a new job or a promotion.
  • Our short and one-day courses include dealing with stress and difficult situations; confidence and motivation for finding work; and pathways to personal development.
  • Our courses can help you develop the confidence to find work and make sure you know the best way to keep a job.
  • Learning with us: Our courses will be a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

From our learners

‘I have a new sense of freedom and strength. I believe in myself more. The trainer Kiechelle is an amazing person, full of knowledge, encouraging, full of joy in all areas from teaching style to fully supporting class exercises.’

Christine, self-confidence course learner

Practical skills and confidence

We can help you:

  • find out what employers want
  • gain knowledge and skills for work
  • build your CV
  • complete application forms and covering letters
  • improve your interview techniques
  • develop your communication skills
  • improve your time management and team working skills
  • improve your self-confidence.

About us

Our dedicated team of professional tutors has a wealth of experience teaching employability skills. Some have worked as training coaches, so they know the skills that employers value.

Our tutors can help you build your skills and confidence, and show you where to access job opportunities.

Our partners include Steps Into Work (Waltham Forest Job Brokerage), BARTS Health NHS Trust and Nelft (North East London NHS Foundation Trust).

Contact us

For more information about us and our courses, please email

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Current vacancies in Waltham Forest

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Rapid Employment Service

The Rapid Employment Service team will support you at every stage of your journey to getting a new job. The team can help you:

  • feel more confident
  • improve your CV
  • practise for interviews
  • find vacancies
  • complete job applications
  • write your personal statement, and more.

Register today!

Call 0208 496 4182 (Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm) or email

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Business help: employers and self-employed

Run your own business or want to start a new one? Our business team offers advice and funding opportunities for local businesses.

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Contacts and presentations from our November 2020 Virtual Job Fair

Banner with text and an image of a lightbulb on a blackboard. FREE Virtual Job Fair 2pm, Thursday 19 November 2020: Top employers, Free expert advice, How to apply for jobs, Current vacancies, Training, apprenticeships and more!
Thank you to our presenters and everyone who joined us for our free Job Fair on 19 November 2020. For recruitment contacts, and a pdf of all the presentations, please go to our November 2020 Virtual Job Fair page.

We have several job fairs in 2021 with presentations from top employers. Join our free job fairs for tips about apprenticeships, vacancies and more.

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