Employment support for adults

Information and advice for out-of-work residents in Hillingdon.

Adults, women and families

Programmes aimed at women, families and adults who need support to get a job.

WLA Work Hub

Our council is a partner within the West London Alliance (WLA). The WLA Work Hub is building strong relationships with great employers, such as the NHS and businesses in Heathrow, to secure good local jobs for our residents. Every week. new jobs are published for those seeking work, or looking for a change in career, in West London. Vacancies are updated regularly.

Visit the WLA Work Hub website to view current job opportunities.

If you are currently unemployed, you can log your details with WLA Work Hub and they will match you with local programmes that can provide free employment support and advice.

JETS employment support scheme 

This scheme is open to adults in receipt of benefits who have been unemployed for 13 weeks or more.

Whether you've recently lost your job or have been unemployed for a longer time, the JETS employment support scheme can help you to develop your skills, find and apply for the jobs you want and get into work.

Ask the Job Centre Plus (JCP) to refer you or self-refer by calling 0800 3890186 or emai ShawTrustWLA@shaw-trust.org.uk.

Pathways Employment Support 

Pathways is a specialist skills, training and employability provider, supporting people into employment and training.

They deliver several qualifications (across different sectors), including digital skills, customer service, retail, functional skills, warehouse and logistics, personnel development (employability) and business administration.

For more information,  visit the Pathways LDN Ltd website.

WestMet skills at Uxbridge College  

Adults looking for work or considering a change of career can get help with a range of free and subsidised schemes and training courses through WestMet skills at Uxbridge College.

Free advice is available to help you choose the right short, part-time or full-time course.

For more information on courses available, visit the WestMet skills website.

Get ready for work in Hillingdon 

The GRoW programme is delivered by Belina Consulting and helps women gain the necessary skills and confidence to get into employment, enterprise and/or training.

As well as supportive group sessions, Belina provides personalised employment support to parents and children who face problems or difficulties, which could include relationship breakdown, housing issues, debt, health problems, mental health issues, domestic violence and truancy. 

For more information about the Get ready for work programme, visit the GRoW website.

Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning 

Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning provides employment support and training for unemployed residents. 

Please note: There may be some fees to pay. 

For more information about emotional health and wellbeing courses, visit our Adult education web pages.

Page last updated: 17 Feb 2023