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Employment programmes

We offer a number of employment and skills programmes (in partnership with our funders and delivery partners) to help our residents raise their skills and move into work. This may be for those who are moving into work for the first time, need to change jobs, want to improve their skills, or are returning to the labour market. All support is tailored to individual needs.  

By using a variety of delivery partners in the voluntary/community, public and private sectors, programmes can offer support to meet a wide range of needs. This includes helping you to gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Northumberland County Council also works with local businesses and organisations to match residents with vacancies, and the kind of work experience to help a move into work.

The government are also now offering The Skills Toolkit, which has some free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job. 

Explore our range of employability programmes in more detail below. These programmes include:

  • Skills and Me

  • Restart Scheme

  • WHP Better Working Futures


These programmes are delivered by Northumberland Skills' experienced team of employment and business advisors and trainers. They are designed to boost your skills and confidence to re-enter the jobs market and progress in life and work. 

Not sure of your next steps?

Check out our range of employability programmes below, or get in touch with a member of the team if you have any questions.

Skills and Me

Our 'Skills and me' programmes help you to gain skills that add up to a better life and greater opportunities. Supporting the North of Tyne Combined Authority's 'Multiply' programme.

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Restart Scheme

If you’re out of work, the Restart scheme will help you to rebuild your confidence, gain new and transferable skills as well as finding a job that is right for you.

Better Working Futures

Working in partnership with REED in Partnership, we are giving people who face additional barriers to starting work, the best support available.  

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Download your new part-time course guide

We have a wide range of part-time courses available throughout the year. Upskill, change direction or get that job - boost your skills and confidence with Northumberland Skills.

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