Skills, jobs and work

Find work, apprenticeships, adult learning courses and career guidance.

National and regional job sites

Find out how to find work, apprenticeships, Northumberland Skills adult learning courses, where to go for career guidance and support for young people to gain skills and find work.

If you’re ready to work now, these sites can help you find part time or full time jobs in your local area. You can search by location. Click here to visit the find a job page.

Jobs in the public sector in the North East (12 local authorities) can be found here, North East Jobs.

Northumberland County Council jobs can be found here.


If you’re looking for an apprenticeship, you can find an apprenticeship on

Northumberland County Council Apprenticeships

The Northumberland County Council apprenticeship programme allows people to work for the council to develop their skills and knowledge whilst gaining a qualification. All apprentices will:

  • Be employed by the council 
  • Earn a wage
  • Follow a training programme 
  • Receive both on and off the job training 
  • Develop their skills to ensure they can do the job well 
  • Click here to find a council apprenticeship

Northumberland Skills Adult learning (16+)

Northumberland Skills team offer residents a wide variety of full and part time courses for 16-18 year olds and adults. Click here to get in contact with Northumberland Skills

Click here to view the courses available

Careers guidance, advice and information

Work smart, live well

Friendly, confidential advice to help you achieve more in life and work.

From November 2023, we're open on Tuesdays, 9:30am - 1pm, at the Cramlington Hub (next door to Concordia) offering you:

  • Job search and careers guidance
  • Application advice and CV updates
  • Access employment opportunities
  • Interview tips
  • Boost your confidence and skills with Maths,
  • English and Digital
  • Access support for self employment
  • Free training courses (Eligibility criteria apply)
  • Help with costs of finding a job (e.g. travel & clothing)
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Health & wellbeing support

There’s no need to book, just pop in for a chat. Or if you have any questions, call us on 0345 6006400 or email

What the National Careers Service do

The National Careers Service provide careers information, advice and guidance and can help you make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages of your career.

Our employability team

We offer a number of employment and skills programmes, in partnership with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and North of Tyne Combined Authority. We also work with local businesses matching people in Northumberland with vacancies, or work experience. If you would like further information please visit Employability & Inclusion Team Projects Or contact by email or phone on 07816 109663.

Support for young people

The Northumberland Employment Partnership will bring organisations together in a coordinated approach to make sure young people get all of the support they need with skills and job search to help them get into good quality work. Further details on the Northumberland Employment Partnership can be found here.

Visit our padlet for more information on youth employment.