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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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Computers, information technology and online courses

Abilitynet (link opens in a new window)

Helps adults and children with disabilities use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.

BBC Webwise (link opens in a new window)

BBC website that has information and resources to help anyone who wants to learn more about using a computer, the Internet and email.

Broadband Suppliers Online - Disability Services (link opens in a new window)

A comparison website run by a commercial marketing company, which includes a section on disability services available from the different broadband suppliers.

Go On UK (link opens in a new window)

Go On UK is a partnership organisation that aims to bring the benefits of the internet to every individual, organisation and community across the UK. It replaces the Race Online 2012 initiative which set out to inspire, encourage and support more people in the UK to go online.

Learn My Way website (link opens in a new window)

UK Online Centres website containing free online courses that teach basic online skills such as how to use a mouse, keyboard and emails, all the way through to banking online, shopping online, and staying safe online.

UK Online Centres (link opens in a new window)

Government resource that provides information, courses and tools to help get people online.

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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