Back to work - we can help
When you need to find a job, especially when jobs are scarce, you need all the help you can get. Westminster can help you find the job you need, or find sources of advice on employment and unemployment.
We have gathered together online sources - available anywhere you can reach the Internet - and resources in print form, which can be found in many of our libraries. On this page you will find a range of advice sources. Follow these links to:
Don't forget that many of the job ads websites have advice as well, particularly on CVs and completing applications.
At work and out of work - advice
From Westminster Libraries
Employment advice sessions
There are regular drop-in sessions in most Westminster libraries.
has a large collection of careers information in print, together with prospectuses for education and training.
is particularly strong on careers and jobs in the performing arts.
Job-finding and benefits advice from the government job service, now hosted on the Gov.uk website. Find my nearest Job Centre search facility is still on DirectGov.
Advice for young people seeking employment or training, including the NextStep careers database describing the rewards and requirements for a wide range of jobs.
Staff and volunteers are on hand to provide one-to-one support and guidance on developing CVs and applying for jobs. Every Monday 5pm to 7:30pm and Wednesday 10am to 4pm. Phone 020 7227 1673 for more information.
Lots of jobseeking advice.
Government-funded resource combining job profiles, a CV builder and a funding director. Aimed at advice practitioners, but freely available to everyone.
Site from the BBC answering questions on issues in working life, with a special emphasis on childcare.
Advice and support for anyone worried about job termination, redundancy or unfair dismissal.
Advice from ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) on many aspects of work, especially good on rights and entitlements.
Managed by a company specialising in apprenticeship provision this site advertises such roles throughout the city helping you to get your first foot on the ladder in the industry you desire. There is also a section for employers for example explaining which grants are available.
Guidance on what is involved in entering into an apprenticeship, and how to get one. From the National Apprenticeship Service.
There is a wide range of opportunities for volunteering within the libraries, archives and arts in Westminster.
Volunteering opportunities, events and stories in the area, including links to Volunteer Centre Westminster and other Council-supported organisations. Plus why not volunteer in Kensington and Chelsea or Hammersmith and Fulham.
This site contains a database of volunteering opportunities throughout the UK and overseas. This database is searchable by area, activity and interest. It also allows those who would like to offer opportunities to people to post these on their site via their local volunteer centre. As well as this database it provides useful information about volunteering.
Information about volunteering and employing volunteers. Plus also allows you to find your local volunteer centre and links to useful volunteering websites. There are also volunteering websites for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
See also: the Education section for teaching, schools, adult, further and higher education, exams and apprenticeships.
Was this useful?
Whatever your interest, Westminster City Council welcomes and encourages you to get in touch with suggestions for improvements to the site. Please tell us how useful this page was to you.