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Tailored service to meet your needs

Jobcentre Plus offers a range of services for employers. You can advertise your vacancies, offer work experience or work trials, get support from local specialists and get involved in mentoring schemes to expand your business network.

Access local expertise

Jobcentre Plus will provide a named contact who can help build your business by finding the best people for your jobs. The support on offer is listed below.

Advertise your vacancies

Advertise your jobs free to millions of jobseekers who search Universal Jobmatch every week. When you register on, you'll be able to post and manage jobs online 24/7, 365 days a year. You'll also be able to test the market before you advertise your jobs and get a list of suitable jobseekers, automatically matched by CV and skills. The service also shares your vacancies on My World of Work.

Employment schemes

  • Work Programmes are run by private and voluntary organisations called "providers". They’re paid to help long-term unemployed people into work. Your local provider could help you get the right person for the job.
  • Share your expertise by getting involved in Work Clubs, which provide unemployed people with a place to meet, exchange skills and experiences and get support to help them in their return to work.
  • Expand your business networks by getting involved in Enterprise Clubs, which are run by local businesses for people who are out of work and want to set up their own business or become self-employed.
  • The New Enterprise Allowance provides Jobcentre Plus claimants with mentoring and financial support to help start their own business. You can contact the provider in your area if you want to become a mentor.
  • Sector-based work academies provide sector-based training, work experience and a guaranteed job interview. They can help you fill your vacancies more effectively.

Work for potential employees

A work trial is a way of trying out a potential employee before offering them a job. You can offer a work trial if the job is for 16 hours or more a week and is for a minimum of 13 weeks.

Benefits to employers include:

  • It's risk free and you can trial a potential employee before making a final decision
  • You know the jobseeker is committed because they are volunteering for the work trial
  • There are no wage costs and benefits continue to be paid to the jobseeker
  • There's very little paperwork.

An advice service

You can use Jobcentre Plus as a free advice service. Get connected to a local Jobcentre Plus specialist by calling the Employer Services line on 0345 601 2001. Advisers can signpost you to sources of support, including:

  • Providing advice on Universal Credit and what it might mean for your employees
  • Helping you understand workplace pensions
  • Fit for Work which provides you, your employee and their GP with work-related health advice
  • Advice on adjustments in the workplace to help you support and retain workers who are disabled or have a long-term health condition
  • Provide advice and support for you and your employees if you need to make redundancies.

The conditions for a work trial are:

  • The duration for the trial must be agreed in advance
  • Jobcentre Plus will check that the jobseeker meets eligibility conditions and is volunteering to take part.

What’s next?

Contact your local Jobcentre Plus.

A textphone service for people with speech or hearing impairments is available on 0845 601 2002.

This service is available from 0800 to 1800, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

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