Employability support and skills training

This page tells you about our employability support programmes, including Better Working Futures, Building Better Opportunities, Generation North East, North of Tyne Working Homes, and a range of skills training to help you find work.

This programme, working in partnership with REED, gives people who face additional barriers to starting work the best support available. 

We provide holistic and targeted support to people with health conditions and those who are long term unemployed. 
Better Working Futures participants must be referred by their JCP Work Coach/DEA. After being referred you will meet your own personal Employment Adviser who will talk to you about your interests, skills, health and personal circumstances. Your advisor is there to help and support you and will make a plan to help to find you work, or engage in training and other activities to move you towards your employment goals.They will help you to develop the right  skills for the job you want and your personal plan will explore your best options, including self-employment opportunities. 
Once in work, our support does not end and we will keep in regular contact to help you settle into your new role and help with any issues that emerge helping you to succeed.

If you need further information please contact Gillian Campbell:
Email: Gillian.campbell01@northumberland.gov.uk
Telephone: 01670 621222