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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Employment and skills

Whether you are looking to progress your career, gain training, facing redundancy or looking for employment, we can help you to:

  • Consider your options and explore new careers
  • Explore re-training and future job opportunities
  • Identify your strengths and skills
  • Establish your goals and plan how to achieve them
  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Increase your effectiveness at interviews

For more information, please contact us on employmentsupport@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

You may find some of the following links useful:

Community Hubs

Community Hubs offer free employment support including FREE access to IT, job searching and applications and signposting to other organisations which can support you. For more information on services, locations and opening times visit the Community Hubs page.

National Careers Service

National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. On their website you can explore careers, complete an assessment to find out about your skills, find a course and gain advice about your career. There is access to an online Skills Toolkit where you can learn digital and numeracy skills at your own pace. For more information visit the National Careers Service website.

Skill Up Somerset

Employment and skills support for individuals, employers and businesses seeking support and information in relation to employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships is being rolled out across Somerset under the Step Up Somerset brand to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information view the Skill Up Somerset website.

Helpful job search websites

Hinkley Point C job search

If you wish to register your interest with the Hinkley Point C Jobs Service and find out about future opportunities on the project, please register your interest online.

Citizen Advice Bureau

Citizen Advice Bureau is an independent charity that provides free, confidential and impartial advice for people who live and work in across the district. For support with Benefits, Redundancy, Housing and Money Matters please contact your local bureau.

Minehead office

We can help you by phone, email, post or video interview. Call 0800 802 1808 to talk to us or contact us via the West Somerset Advice website. 

Taunton office

Call 03444 889623 the line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or contact us via an online advice form or view the Citizens Advice Taunton website.