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Help to find a job and vocational skills

Organisations who can support residents with advice, support and training to help people enter work.

Staffordshire Jobs & Careers is a job brokerage service delivered and funded by Staffordshire County Council.

It is part of the County Council's Skills & Employability team, and it is responsible for the management and delivery of a FREE recruitment and support service to employers, supporting Staffordshire residents into work, by providing a bespoke tailored service to match and screen potential candidates.

You can also sign up to receive job alerts here:

Staffordshire Moorlands Work Clubs

If you live in the Moorlands and are looking for Work, information on local training courses, support with job applications, universal job-match or developing a CV, then drop in to get free advice & support at one of the local work clubs which are run every week 10am-12.00pm at

  • Leek: Wednesdays - Haregate Community Centre, Queens Drive, ST13 6DJ
  • Biddulph: Thursdays - The Learning Curve, St Johns Road, ST8 6LL
  • Cheadle: Fridays - Cheadle Fire Station, Ashbourne Road, ST10 1HF

Further information: Contact Your Housing Group - Louise Harley Tel: 07766991305 

Buxton & Leek College is the principle Further Education skills provider in the Moorlands and deliver many courses including vocational and leisure skills and apprenticeships. Contact 0800 074 0099 

Multiply  Offer free numeracy courses for:

  • Staffordshire residents aged 19+
  • Individuals that have not achieved a maths GCSE of at least a Grade C or equivalent.
  • Individuals who may want to develop numeracy skills for work or progression.
  • Individuals that want to brush up and develop their numeracy skills for everyday life.

You'll be able to access a range of support and courses in the Staffordshire Community Learning course directory.

Email for more information.

The National Careers Service can provide you with information, advice and guidance on skills, learning and work including telephone or face to face advice.

National Careers Service West Midlands offer free webinars

Staffordshire Community Learning

Staffordshire Community Learning  is run by Staffordshire County council providing a range of adult learning courses. The courses are available for Staffordshire residents aged 19 or over. Most are provided at no cost to learners. The courses are for any Staffordshire resident aged above 19 that wishes to learn new skills or update existing ones, improve their employment prospects, become better at digital skills, or simply want to take up a new hobby or improve their personal wellbeing.

The National Government Apprenticeships website provides information on how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship.

Use this search to browse which apprenticeships are available based on your interest and location.

HS2 apprenticeships mainly based in Birmingham can be found on the HS2 careers website.

Find a Job is the national government website advertising vacancies. You can create an account, upload your CV, create job alerts and use it to discuss your work search activity if in receipt of benefits.

Contact your Local Jobcentre for information about jobfairs, recruitment days and training courses. Tel 0800 169 0190. Please note that questions about your benefit claim/payments cannot be answered on this number and should be directed to 0800 169 0310 (textphone 0345 608 8551).

  • Kidsgrove Jobcentre, The Avenue, Kidsgrove, ST7 1AH (for Biddulph, Knypersley, Brown Lees, Gillow Heath & Mow Cop residents)
  • Longton Jobcentre, 83-87 The Strand, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 2PF (for Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook residents)
  • Hanley Jobcentre, H91 Upper Huntbach Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 2BX (for all other locations including Leek, Cheadle, Brown Edge & rural areas)

Job Centres contact number -  Please note that questions about your benefit claim/payments cannot be answered on this number and should be directed to 0800 169 0310 (textphone 0345 608 8551).

Telephone: 0800 169 0190 Textphone: 0800 169 0314 NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 169 0190

British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service if you're on a computer.

If you are thinking about setting up your own business please see our business pages for further information or you can contact Get Started & Grow and grow.

Other support


Genius Within provides specialist support for unemployed (and employed) people with literacy difficulties associated with dyslexia, ADHD, Autism spectrum conditions and for others with neurodiversity