Careers, Information and Advice 

Information and advice - choosing a course

Adult Learning and Skills have a team of experienced staff who are able to 
give you information and advice on a wide range of courses, and help you choose the right one.

Course information sheets which give full information about each course are available here, 
on this website, from reception or call 020 8753 3600.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine paid work with the opportunity to study and gain valuable qualifications.
Business Administration, Retail, and Care and Hospitality are currently offered.
If you would like information please email: clare.edgson@lbhf.gov.uk or call: 020 8753 4053 

Do you need work experience?

Volunteer work placements give real work experience for those who want to take first steps towards securing employment.  Hours can be arranged to fit around residents' availability. Call 020 8753 6548

Housing

If you are a borough resident and live in private rented accomodation and are affected by the housing caps, HB Assist can help you deal with the impact of the changes.  For further information visit: 145, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9XY    Call: 020 8753 4049 (for Hamlet Gardens residents) or 020 8753 1680 (for non-permanent tenants in H&F).

Work Zone

NEW: A member of the Work Zone team will be at Macbeth Centre every Wednesday to give learners advice and help them progress into employment. 
Work Zone is a recruitment service that cares. Based at Shepherds Bush Library at Westfield London, it will help you identify skills, assist with CV writing, application forms and prepare you for interviews as well as help build your confidence so that you are successful in getting a job. In the last twelve months they have helped over 800 local people into work.  Recent filled vacancies include:  Top Shop; Ted Baker; Mothercare; TM Lewin.  For information on similar vacancies call:020 8753 4693.
Email: recruitment@workzoneonline.co.uk  or visit: www.workzoneonline.co.uk 

Jobs, CV writing and interview skills

For information on jobs and help with CV writing and interview techniques contact Workzone on:020 8753 4691
or visit: www.workzoneonline.co.uk

"Thank you so much for the information you have given me, it's great because the 
more advice I got, the better choices I was able to make."

The OnePlace Hub

Did you know you can save time by visiting the OnePlace Hub where you can get help with housing options, debt and money advice, housing benefit and job search all under one roof?  Ask at Hammersmith or Shepherds Bush Job Centres to speak to a member of the OnePlace Hub staff.  
Call:020 8210 8200 or email: oneplace@lbhf.gov.uk

Becoming Self Employed

If you are thinking about becoming self employed Job Centre Plus can support you with a mentor who can advise and guide you through the process, including drawing up a business plan and obtaining funding.  You may qualify for the New Enterprise Allowance to support you through the early days of self-employment.  The adult learning and skills service offer a range of business enterprise courses and the H&F Business Enterprise Club meets monthly and is the ideal place to network and get useful information to help you set up or run your own business.