Help to find employment
For a new beginning with real opportunities, your local Jobs and Benefits office / JobCentre is the place to start. We will help you find a job that is right for you whether you are looking for your first job or want to get back into work. We offer a number of services and programmes to help jobseekers, particularly people who are unemployed, individuals with disabilities and others who may need extra help in finding work.
What help can you get?
Each Jobs and Benefits office / JobCentre has touch screen JobPoints giving you access to job opportunities at home and abroad.
A series of easy-to-use Northern Ireland job information fact sheets is now available. The fact sheets cover a variety of occupations within the 25 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) in Northern Ireland. They provide information on job prospects, relevant skills and entry requirements as well as highlighting opportunities available.
A sample of occupations looked at are Construction Industry; Creative Media; Fashion and textiles; Food and Drink; Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism and Passenger Transport.
Education and Training
If you need some qualifications, training or work experience, there is a wide variety of courses and programmes available. We can help identify the best option for you. Whatever your circumstances, we can help by giving you clear, practical advice and information on how and where to look for jobs. Your Jobsearch Officer and Personal Adviser are here to help.
Translation and Interpretation Services
When you visit your local office, arrangements can be made for the provision of translation and interpretation facilities if required.
Disability Employment Service
If you have a disability or your health significantly affects the kind of work you can do, an Employment Service Adviser based in your local Jobs & Benefits office / JobCentre can provide specialist employment help.
Careers and Guidance Services
You may also benefit by receiving information, advice and guidance from a Careers Adviser to help you make realistic choices about your future.