Employment skills

We provide advice and support if you’d like to develop your work skills or if you’re trying to find a job. If you’re a customer, sign up or sign in to your online account for more information.

CV writing

We can help you create your personal CV and show you how to make it more relevant for the job you want.

Interview preparation

We can provide advice on filling out application forms and tips to help you prepare for an interview.

Training

We work closely with partner organisations such as Adult Community Learning (ACL), Steadfast Training and WEA to offer online training and courses. These are available to customers over the age of 19.

For courses including Maths, English and English for Speakers of Other Languages, please visit the ACL website to arrange an assessment.

For vocational training including apprenticeships and diplomas please visit Steadfast Training.

WEA offers a variety courses that are run over seven or eight weeks, including:

  • introduction to child psychology;
  • child psychology;
  • introduction to facilitating adult learning;
  • introduction to helping in schools;
  • maths KS3;
  • introduction to meditation;
  • using and developing everyday maths skills.

Please visit WEA to find out more. 

Apprenticeships

If you want to develop your skills whilst getting paid, we can help direct you to useful websites with opportunities such as Apprenticeships. We can also help you with your application.

Check out our What's on page for ad hoc courses that we organise. These include training for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) in partnership with Clarion Housing which enables you to work on a construction site. Plus, food safety and hygiene training if you’re looking to get into catering or if you need the certificate to volunteer in a café or community centre.

If you’d like help with employment skills, please email communityinvestment@chp.org.uk or call us on 0300 555 0500. (Text relay: 18001 0300 555 0500). If you’d like help with developing your skills with everyday technology, visit our Life skills page.

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    Thank you so much for the work you have put into helping me with my CV. I am really pleased with it. It has boosted my confidence, seeing everything presented so well in such an informative and relevant way.

    CHP customer