Employment Support

Helping people to find employment is an important part of the Trust’s commitment to the local community. This project is funded by the European Social Fund and means that our team of qualified Employment Advisors work with job seekers to help them move forward, overcome their barriers and find good quality jobs. We pride ourselves on our friendly approach and our ability to understand what local people need to achieve success. Some of the things we can help with are:

  • Advice and Guidance
  • CV Building
  • Job Searching
  • Sourcing Work Experience
  • Application Forms
  • Interview Skills
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • and much more!

Read some of our clients stories here: 

Lisa King

Mark Fielden

S Sanderson

M Gallacher

Partnership working is a key part of our support and the Trust is proud to work with local specialist organisations to enable us to deliver a holistic service to our customers. We are also an established provider of government employment programmes and work closely with the DWP, Job Centre Plus and Local Authority to deliver a quality service on the ground to the community.

Meet the team

Lisa Connelly

Employment Advisor
Joanne Morley

Employment Advisor
Michelle Morris

Employment Advisor
Yasser Arfat

Branch Administrator
Samina Akba

Placement Supervisor
Steve McGowan

Volunteering Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer with us to help local people in their search for employment,

please get in touch with Lisa Connelly on 01422 347392 for an informal discussion.

Right Steps to Work is a voluntary programme that will help you develop skills, achieve your goals, and move towards and into work.

Matching your skills to the right job 

We believe in supporting you to find the right job.

To do this we get to know you, your skills and ambitions. We will then help you to prepare for
work and make contact with local employers. We have great links with over 700 employers
across West Yorkshire.

Help to develop your skills and confidence

Our support is individually tailored and can include:

  • Personal development  help to build your confidence, health and wellbeing.
  • Help with daily life  including advice on housing, childcare, money management,
    healthy eating and much more.
  • Help to manage health conditions and disability.
  • Training  from basic skills to IT, vocational and professional qualifications.
  • Access to benefits advice  to ensure you will be better off in work.

Help to move towards and into work.

Our support includes:

  • Job search  preparing CVs, applications and interview.
  • Access to computers, printers and photocopiers at our digital hub.
  • Work trials  so you can try out jobs and gain experience.
  • Advice on apprenticeships and self-employment.
  • A guaranteed interview with one of our partner employers.

Once you enter into work we will stay in regular contact with you for at least 13 weeks.

You can also contact our helpline for advice and support.

Am I eligible?

Right steps to Work can help you if you:

  • Have a history of substance misuse or are homeless.
  • Are an ex-offender.
  • Have a mental health issue or a learning difficulty, including autistic spectrum disorder or dyslexia.
  • Are from a black and ethnic minority background.
  • Are a young person  particularly if you are just leaving care.

You must also meet one of the following:

  • Have been unemployed for over 26 weeks and be claiming Job Seekers Allowance / Universal Credit.
  • Be claiming Employment Support Allowance.
  • Be a lone parent claiming Income Support with a child aged one or over.

You will not be eligible for Right Steps to Work if you have been on the Work Programme in the past.

Pluss & partners are delivering ‘Right Steps to Work’ on behalf of the Department for Work & Pensions, & the European Social Fund.
It is co-financed by the European Social Fund.