Learn how Universal Credit work coaches can help you find work quickly and improve your chances of securing a job. Your work coach can provide tailored support and guidance to help you develop job search strategies, improve your interview skills, and connect with employers.

Get Personalized Support from Your Universal Credit Work Coach

If you are claiming Universal Credit in the UK, you will have a dedicated work coach assigned to you. Your work coach is there to provide you with personalized support, guidance, and advice to help you find work and increase your employability. The government's focus is to help you find work quickly and prevent you from being out of work for a prolonged period. This is because the longer you are out of work, the harder it can be to secure another job.

Your work coach can help you in many ways, including:

  • Developing a Personal Plan: Your work coach can work with you to create a personal plan that sets out your goals and the steps you need to take to achieve them. This plan can help you stay focused and motivated in your job search.
  • Job Searching: Your work coach can provide advice on job searching strategies and help you find suitable job vacancies. They can also help you identify job opportunities that match your skills and experience.
  • CV and Interview Support: Your work coach can provide guidance on writing a CV, preparing for interviews, and improving your interview skills. They can also help you identify areas where you can improve your skills and experience to make you more attractive to employers.
  • Skills Development: Your work coach can provide information about training and skills development opportunities, including apprenticeships, vocational training, and work experience programs. They can also help you identify areas where you can improve your skills and experience to make you more employable.
  • Financial Support: Your work coach can provide information about benefits and financial support that may be available to you while you are looking for work. They can also help you identify ways to manage your finances while you are out of work.

To get support from your work coach, you can contact them directly through your Universal Credit account. Your work coach will then arrange a meeting with you to discuss your needs and develop a plan to help you find work. It's important to stay in regular contact with your work coach and attend any appointments or meetings they schedule for you. This will help you get the most out of the support and guidance available to you.

DWP Work Coaches Offer Personal Support

If you are a jobseeker in the UK and are claiming benefits, you will be assigned a work coach at your local Jobcentre Plus who can provide you with support and guidance to help you find a job. Here are some additional ways your work coach can help you:

  • Create a Jobseeker's Agreement: Your work coach will work with you to create a jobseeker's agreement that outlines the steps you need to take to find a job, such as attending job interviews and applying for a certain number of jobs per week. This agreement can help you stay on track and motivated in your job search.
  • Offer Advice and Guidance: Your work coach can provide you with advice on writing a CV, preparing for interviews, and developing job search strategies. They can also help you identify areas where you can improve your skills and experience to make you more employable.
  • Provide Training and Skills Development: Your work coach can help you identify training opportunities and develop your skills to make you more employable. They can also help you identify areas where you can improve your skills and experience to make you more attractive to employers.
  • Connect You with Employers: Your work coach can provide you with information about job vacancies and connect you with employers in your local area. They can also help you identify job opportunities that match your skills and experience.
  • Offer Emotional Support: Job searching can be a stressful process, and your work coach can offer emotional support and encouragement to help you stay motivated. They can also help you identify ways to manage stress and anxiety while you are out of work.
  • Monitor Your Progress: Your work coach will monitor your progress and provide feedback to help you stay on track and achieve your job search goals. They can also help you identify areas where you need to improve and provide guidance on how to do so.

It's important to communicate regularly with your work coach and take advantage of the support and guidance they can provide to help you find a job.

The Daily Jobseeker

If you are looking for additional job search advice and support, you can try the Daily Jobseeker. The Daily Jobseeker is a free source of job search advice that’s updated daily and available to everyone, whether you’re claiming Universal Credit or not. You can find it at http://dailyjobseeker.tumblr.com/.

Advertise a Job vacancy Online At Your Local Jobcentre Plus

Advertising a Job vacancy Online At Your Local Jobcentre Plus is easy. Call your local Jobcentre plus office and get Information for employers looking to advertise a job vacancy online. Post A Job Online at the Jobcentre plus your local DWP office anywhere in the UK

Jobcentre Opening & Closing Times

DWP Jobcentre Plus is normally open from

  • Jobcentre opening hours are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday till Friday
  • Crisis Loan telephone lines are open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Monday till Friday
  • Contact Centres are open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Monday till Friday

These are the normal Jobcentre opening hours for most DWP jobcentres in the UK.

If You need to cancel or change an appointment at your local DWP Jobcentre Plus Office you may only contact them during normal business hours.

Jobcentre Telephone Numbers

If you need to contact your local Jobcentre you can use the telephone numbers below

Telephone Jobcentre Plus for free by calling the DWP freephone contact number 0800 055 6688 to discuss Jobs & Benefits, job vacancies, or to make a new Universal Credit claim.

Jobcentre Plus Telephone numbers and address. Find the Jobcentre contact details for new claims and existing benefits claims.

Employers can also call the Jobcentre plus to post a job advert online, it's a quick, easy and effective way to find new staff fast.