Getting Work Ready

Getting Work Ready


Employability & Skills Guide

The prospect of looking for employment can be incredibly daunting for anyone, but it’s especially hard if you’ve never had a job before.

  • How do you find out what employers expect from you?
  • How do you write a CV?
  • How should you get ready for a job interview?

If you are thinking about your future career, applying for work experience, an apprenticeship or just considering finding a part-time job to earn money while you study, this guide is for you. You can download or view a copy here


Are you looking for work or thinking about your future? Need help job seeking?

Work-Wise is a charity based in Taunton that offer support with all aspects of job seeking. They can offer advice about job applications, CV writing and how to prepare for an interview. They can also help you use the computers and access the internet. Why not drop in for tea and toast and a friendly welcome. They are here to help and if they don’t have the answers they help you to find them out. You can visit them @ The Lecture Hall, United Reformed Church, Paul Street, Taunton on a Wednesday 9:30-12:30 & 1:30-4:30. From more info visit their website.

Do you need some help with finding a job, sorting a CV, writing a Cover Letter or Interview Tips? The government have a very useful site to help you with all of these.


youth employment UK

Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment.

Giving young people skills, careers support and tools to fulfil their potential and connecting young people to youth-friendly employers. See their website for more info.


Positive People

Is a new programme which aims to help anyone who is over 18 and not in work. The programme is designed to help you get into work by developing your skills in things such as; CV writing, confidence building and digital technology. For full details you can download their leaflet here.



National Career Service / Advice

Did you know if you are attending the job centre, you can get free career advice from the National Careers Service, this can be over the phone or face-to-face. All you have to do is call the local office on 0117 4030150 or you can visit their website here. They can also help with you to make  or update your CV.



 #Focus 5  – Helping Young People Into Education, Employment and Training   

The #Focus 5 project provides tailored support to young people ages 15 to 18, who are unemployed or out of education but who demonstrate a genuine desire to change their lives for the better. Young people will work with a key worker to develop their own plan. #Focus 5 looks at 5 key employability skills identified by employers as being the gateway to employment. #Focus 5 can benefit many young people including those with SEND, mental health issues and care leavers. To find out more visit their website



National Citizen Service NCS

MAKE THE LEAP. You’re young and you have huge potential. You have what it take to succeed in new challenges, embrace the experiences and make your mark on the world.  NCS is here to help you on your journey. All you need to join the Country’s fastest growing youth movement is to be  aged 15-17. So come and prove what you’re capable of achieving by signing up here


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