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Useful links: Work

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Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service (link opens in a new window) 

Information and advice on finding an apprenticeship.

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Careers and employment advice

Careers Service Northern Ireland (link opens in a new window)

Free careers/job information/advice for people living in Northern Ireland.

Careers Wales Association (link opens in a new window)

Free careers and job information/advice for young people, adults, parents, employers and professionals in Wales.

Gov.UK Employment information (link opens in a new window)

The Government's information website has a large employment information section

Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) Northern Ireland (link opens in a new window)

The equivalent of Jobcentre Plus in Northern Ireland

Jobcentre Plus (link opens in a new window)

Provides help and advice on jobs and training for people who can work and financial help for those who cannot.

My World of Work Scotland (link opens in a new window)

Free careers and job information/advice for people living in Scotland.

National Careers Service (link opens in a new window)

Government website that provides information and advice to support adults living in England in making appropriate decisions on work or learning.

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Disability and work

The Gov.UK website information on employment support if you have a disability (link opens in a new window)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission's website information on disability discrimination (link opens in a new window) if you live in England, Scotland and Wales

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (link opens in a new window) if you live in Northern Ireland

Gov.UK information on disability discrimination at work (link opens in a new window)

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Employment rights and advice

Acas (link opens in a new window)

The Government's employment relations service.

Working Families (link opens in a new window)

Charity that helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work.

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Mental health

Royal College of Psychiatrists information on mental health and work (link opens in a new window)

Useful section on mental health and work, for individuals, employers, health professionals and carers.

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Older workers

The Age and Employment Network (link opens in a new window)

Independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to help remove age barriers to employment. Has a signposting service for people looking for work or wanting to change direction.

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Redundancy

Gov.UK Redundancy information (link opens in a new window)

Comprehensive information on redundancy and leaving your job.

Money Advice Service Redundancy Handbook (link opens in a new window)

Detailed guide to coping with redundancy.

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Self employment and business advice

Business Electricity Prices (link opens in a new window)

Free impartial advice to small and medium sized businesses requiring help and information to reduce their utility bills for electricity and gas supplies.

Gov.UK self-employment information (link opens in a new window)

Information on becoming self employed and the schemes that are available to help you, including the New Enterprise Allowance.

HM Revenue and Customs (link opens in a new window)

Has comprehensive information about self employment, including how to register for self assessment and starting up in business.

HM Revenue and Customs Starting Your Own Business e-learning course (link opens in a new window)

Free e-learning course aimed at anyone who is starting their own business in the UK.

Money Advice Service (link opens in a new window)

Has information on losing your job.

Small Business Advice UK (link opens in a new window)

Website produced by a media company that provides information resources and forums for people running or thinking of setting up a small business.

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Starting a job

Money Advice Service Starting a job section (link opens in a new window)

Provides information on what you need to think about if you are starting a job.

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Last updated: 17 June 2013

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