Skip to main content

Help for residents - finding a job

We help unemployed Westminster residents get the training and support needed to find jobs and change lives.

Our coaches can help you develop new skills and overcome barriers such as childcare or housing, to build confidence and get ready for work.

Scroll down to find out more about our one to one coaching service and the people we've helped so far.

Image
Woman holding a mug sitting with man in front of a laptop

We know that finding a new job can be challenging and you may require specialist or additional support to search or apply for one.

To help you move closer to work, we have created an interactive map that provides you with information on the local employment, training and education provision, alongside details on how you can access the right support for you.

How to use the map

Browse the map to learn more about the support available.

Click on each pin on the map to find out which providers and partners can offer support based on your needs, and expand the record to access their phone number, email address or their online resources.

Some records may contain a brochure or a flyer as an attachment.

Map view

Gallery view

Image
Young woman explaining customer journey to another young woman using a whiteboard

Construction

Construction is a significant sector with ample employment opportunities. To better equip residents to take advantage of the industries array of jobs, WES Jobs and Training are supporting Route way to Construction, a course developed by Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) and AEET.

The course is a fully funded 12-day online programme that prepares participants for employment. Once completed, participants are given a CSCS Card, PPE vouchers and a Level 1 award in Health and Saftey in a Construction Environment. WES Jobs and Training will then work closely with successful candidates to place them into work.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Health and Social Care

Do you want to change your career? Have you been unemployed for a long period of time and ready to return to the workforce?

The Entry to Health and Social Care course allows residents to learn more about the adult and childcare sector and thus increase their employability. This is a 3-week programme running Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3pm. Upon successful completion, participants will gain a Level 1 Award in Skills for Health and Social Care and a Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Business Administration and Customer Service

The Business Administration and Customer Service course is designed for residents seeking to start a career in customer service, business administration and retail. In order to apply, residents must be between 16-24 and not currently in employment, education or training. Once completed, residents gain a City & Guilds accredited qualification and 1 to 1 support from WES Jobs and Training Employer Relationship Managers to gain employment.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Public Sector

For those looking to work within the council, we offer a Public Sector course. The course is aimed at a range of residents, from the long term unemployed to those seeking to upskill or reskill. Crafted in conjunction with Westminster City Council’s HR team and Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), this is a 3-week programme running Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3pm.

The course provides insightful knowledge into the public sector, whilst enhancing digital skills that will increase employability. At the end of the course and upon successful completion, participants gain a Level 1 Public Sector qualification and receive a certificate.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Skills for Leadership

Do you want to change your career? Or are you returning to the workforce? The Skills for Leadership course is designed for residents looking to gain skills and knowledge in how to lead teams and individuals and taking the first steps into becoming a Team Leader/Supervisor.

This is a 3-week programme running Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3pm. At the end of the course and upon successful completion, participants gain a Level 2 Award in Employability skills and Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Horticulture

The Horticulture course is a 3-week training programme that teaches students about plant identification, as well as the uses of manual and powered gardening tools. Upon completion, participants are given a Level 1 qualification in Practical Horticulture Skills. In order to qualify for a space, applicants must be residents who are either aged 25+, have been unemployed for 18 months and living with a disability/long term health condition or 16-24 and not in education, employment or training.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Westminster Wheels

To get your career moving and earn whilst you learn, why not take part in Westminster Wheels? If you are a Westminster resident between the ages of 18-24, not in work with a Level 1 qualification in English and Maths, you are eligible for this course. Westminster wheels trains participants to become bike mechanics with the support of experienced mechanics. At the end of the training, participants are guaranteed an interview for a trainee mechanic job that pays London Living Wage for 25 hours a week.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Would you like to start a new and exciting career with Westminster City Council?    

Are you: 

  • 16 to 24 years old 
  • currently claiming Universal Credit
  • a Westminster resident 

If you have answered yes to the above questions, you can apply for one of the fantastic roles we have on our great new Kickstart programme.

We have a number of paid roles, offering you a chance to build on your skills, gain training and experience and a real chance to progress to a career with the council.

The roles are across various departments within Westminster Council. We are currently recruiting for:  

  • Resident talent resourcer
  • Kickstart resource administrator
  • TiKToK influencer (three posts)
  • IT support assistant
  • IT solutions technician
  • Data administrator
  • Web content coordinator
  • Team administrator
  • Business support project assistant
  • Business Unit customer service assistant
  • Marketing and business engagement assistant
  • External funding and compliance assistant
  • Quality assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Learning resources assistant (WAES)
  • Teaching support assistant (WAES, five posts)
  • Exams assistant (WAES)
  • Careers enterprise and skills workstream administrator
  • Project assistant
  • Social regeneration engagement support assistant (Church Street regeneration)
  • Support assistant
  • Relationship officer assistant (PALS, two posts)
  • Relationship officer assistant (Digital, two posts)

To express your interest, please email your: 

  • full name (official name)
  • post code
  • the role you are interested in (you can express an interest in more than one role)      

to [email protected]

Image
Man registering its interest at Westminster Employment Service registration desk.jpg

WES coaches offer bespoke support through one to one coaching, including interview practice and CV writing. 

If you're going through difficulties in life, or just want to go back to work after some time off, our team will help you to regain the skills you need to find the right job for you.

Your Employment Coach will listen to your employment history and work out what kind of work, training or education you want to do. They will also ask you about other areas in your life where you need help or want to improve.

They will be in contact regularly to support you work out your goals. Your coach will meet with you wherever you feel most comfortable – whether that’s at home or in a local café.

Your coach will support you on areas like:

  • job searching, CV writing and interview practice
  • learning new skills including courses, IT training and English language classes
  • advice on benefits and money management
  • childcare support and advice
  • advice on housing
  • referrals to other services that can support you and your family
  • in-work support when you start employment for 6 months 

Register with us

To start accessing the support available through the Westminster Employment Service, please complete our online registration form.

Contact WES services for residents

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07971026709

Register with us

To start accessing the support available through the Westminster Employment Service, including one to one coaching, please complete our online registration form.

Fill out the form