New Directions

Job Search Facilities

These facilities are free for people to use after they have completed an induction.

• Computers for two hours a day (word-processing, Internet, e-mail and printing).

• Telephone, photocopying, stationery, envelopes and postage.

• JobCentrePlus Job Point (at South Reading Centre).

• Job Sections of local newspapers.

• Careers Resources (books not to be removed from the Centre.

For a list of useful job search links follow the link here

Job Search Resources
The National Careers Service is available free to every adult in England and has already helped millions of people improve their working lives. It provides information, careers and skills advice that's tailored to you. The National Careers Service offers careers and skills advice to fit your individual needs:

Click on the links below for help with:

CV Building
Learning Record
Funding Information
Skills Health Check
Career Planning
Getting a job
Courses & Learning
Action Plans

Employment Services - Looking for a new job?

One to One AdviceNew Directions offers the National Careers Service providing free impartial face to face information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. In order to access this free service you must be a member of New Directions which is obtained by attending a short induction session.

This service is delivered by appointment (you need to give us 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend) at any of the three New Directions centres. This service is also delivered at outreach venues across Reading such as Children's Centres, Probation and Alana House Women's Centre. To book onto an induction or a one to one appointment please call 0345 842 0012.

We can help you:

  • Find learning and training that is right for you
  • Improve your reading, writing and maths
  • Understand the local job market
  • Find out about funding to support your learning
  • Develop your CV and covering letters
  • Complete job application forms effectively
  • Progress in your current job
  • Register with National Careers Services
  • Self Emplyment
  • Find out about the type of disability and childcare support available

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