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Jobshops

Jobshops can help you with:

  • Job searching – We have facilities available for you to search for jobs online and assistance from our qualified staff to ensure you are looking in the right places.
  • Writing your Curriculum Vitae (CV) – Advice and support to help you develop a CV that will create the best impression. We can help you prepare your covering letter and set you up with an email account.
  • Application forms – We can provide advice on completing application forms, whether online or on paper, and how to work out the jargon and see if the job is right for you.
  • Interview techniques – Managed to get an interview? We offer advice and guidance on how to plan ahead and approach your interview with confidence.
  • Information, advice and guidance – Unsure of what next step to take? Our qualified guidance workers will help you look at your work and career options, and signposting to training and work experience opportunities.
  • Jobcentre Plus Outreach staff are available in some jobshops - Offering one to one support including in work benefit calculations which show you how much better off you would be when working.
  • Improve your health and have a more active lifestyle - You can view details
    of this offer by going to the Leeds Let's Get Active website.
  • Also, why not check out the Radio Aire One Million Into Work campaign? You will find lots of jobs available here.
     

Frequently asked questions

How do I register for the Jobshop?

When you visit your local Jobshop, a member of staff will go through a Jobshop Registration form with you. You will need to provide personal details such as your name, address, National Insurance Number and details of which benefit you claim if you do so.

What happens to my personal details once I have registered for a Jobshop?

All personal details are put onto a secure Leeds City Council database. Leeds City Council has policies to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It also has
policies to ensure the confidentiality of information collected. In order to
provide an efficient service and help you to find training or employment, it may be necessary for Employment and Skills to share information within Leeds City Council and with partner organisations. If you do not wish to share your information, you have the option not to.

Do I need to be claiming benefit to use a jobshop?

No you don't have to be claiming any benefits to use a jobshop. The jobshops are open to all residents living in Leeds.

What if I need to provide evidence of my Jobsearch?

It is not the responsibility of Jobshop staff to provide evidence to outside organisations of your jobsearch. Jobshops and jobshop staff are not responsible for the administration of the benefits you may receive.​