New Skills

Employed or unemployed life needs to be a continuous learning experience. New skills make you more employable, they can change your perspective on the world and help you meet more people. Learning to be a chef or completing a bookkeeping course not only opens doors to employment and self-employment, these skills can be used in your everyday life. Always aim to be learning something new. Reaching goals and milestones subconsciously builds self-confidence as well as adding to your chances of finding paid employment.

FSB has established 40 years ago as a non-profit and non-party political organisation that aims to help individuals succeed in business.

We offer their members an extensive variety of key business services and administrations including guidance, financial expertise and nevertheless a powerful voice and support in dealing with the government. Their main goal is to assist small businesses.

Business is GREAT Britain is a government run service which offers support, advice and inspiration for starting and growing your business. They list different organisations who offer start-up advice to entrepreneurs.

They offer great business advice, articles, videos and case studies, focusing on the SMEs and start-ups driving growth and helping to power the UK's economy.

The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) provides mentoring, events, work placements and programmes for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

NEF run a change-making programme that combines real- life business experience in fast growing SMEs with intensive training, business mentoring and coaching; connecting businesses and entrepreneurial talent through our work placement scheme,  events programme and alumni network; developing awareness and interest in entrepreneurship among schools through our outreach programme.

Our Mission (Purpose)

To empower disadvantaged women, young people and children in Oldham in order to improve their quality of life.

To provide and assist in the provision of education, training and recreational activities for women, young people and children in the Borough of Oldham.

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Discover your talent. If you are 18-24 and unemployed for more that 12 months, we'll give you the support of an expeienced and dedicated Talent Match Mentor who'll help you get to where you need to be.

There is no catch. Talent Match is completly free and won't effect your benefit entitlement. 

Skills & Learning is the largest provider of quality job clubs in the county and we are proud to support many more people with their pre – employment needs at locations throughout Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. Whether you have been mandated to attend or just want to pop in to update you CV, you will find a warm welcome at our friendly and relaxed job clubs.

Job clubs around the UK are promoting employment opportunities to those who are currently unemployed. It aims at helping and providing opportunities to people of all ages from an unemployed student to someone who is a middle age. Job clubs are a charity organization who aim to tackle unemployment. Most counties in the UK have job clubs that are boosting employement among the new generation.

Employment is the key to living a secure life for both a family and as a singlr individual. A university degree should not be the deciding factor to getting employed. There are many job clubs and various other organisations that provide support and help one to find a job opportunity suited for him or her. There are organisations that provide you with CV support which and important guidelines in order to erdaicate unemployment. Below is a listing of various job clubs.

Smart Works is a charity focused on helping out-of-work women on low incomes get back into the workforce. We provide interview coaching, high quality interview clothes and styling advice.  We help women to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.   Smart Works Reading was set-up in October 2015 to target the unemployment in the Thames Valley area.


Client Profile

Women come to Smart Works when they have a job interview lined up, but have not been successful in securing employment.  (Oct 2015 – May 2016)

•             40% are lone parents

•             31% have applied for 50 - 100 + jobs

•             18% have been unemployed for more than 5 years.


Our Approach

We help the client with their interview skills and techniques and then style them in a complete outfit including accessories such as tights, bags, make-up etc., appropriate for the job they’re hoping to secure.  When the client secures the job they come back to Smart Works and we provide them with a capsule wardrobe to wear to work.



The Light Bulb work in partnership with the government to deliver funded Apprenticeships as well as Commercial Training courses across a range of industry sectors, and have a strong focus on staff and business development. Whether you are looking to upskill your existing employees, or take on a new team member, TheLightBulb can help with all your recruitment and training needs.

TheLightBulb can take the cost of staff development out of your business activities, giving you more flexibility and finance to focus on other areas of the organisation. Based in the Thames Gateway but operating throughout Essex and its borders, TheLightBulb are ideally situated to offer both in house and bespoke training programmes that are cost effective and extremely rewarding.  We take on board your ideas, involve you with the actions  so that you can benefit from the results.

The M3 Job Club has been in operation since April 2011 and has two simple aims:

Vision: To become a recognised community service offering a talent resource for local business to increase employment opportunities and connect members to business. Our philosophy: We take a business-led, coaching style approach to guide members who already have enough people telling them what to do, to help them retake control of their situation.

Purpose: To provide a youth centre for 7-17 years. We provide a safe environment for children 7-10 years and yound people 10-17 years old, to meet. 4 youth offers workshops, outings and outdoor activities. There is an active 'youth forum' in '4 youth' who meet regularly to organise fundraising events and activities. It is a place where every young person can reach their full potential

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