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Work and jobs information

While our libraries are closed you can still get help to find a job, getting skills, being ready for work and more.

Our Work Clubs that used to meet in libraries are suspended, but you can still contact the people who run them for advice.

You need to contact the right work club for you that covers the area where you live. If you don't know which Councillor Ward you are in use the postcode look up here


Councillor Wards



Bulwell Forest,


07908 986731 or 07446 583355


Bestwood Directions

Leen Valley

Groundwork Greater Nottingham

07771 538025 or 07771 566893

Hyson Green,


0115 979 0015 or 07396 371939

St Anns

Renewal Trust

07867 562295

Clifton East,
Clifton West,

Bridges Community Trust

Click on each heading below to find out more.

Finding jobs, apprenticeships and advice in Nottingham


For the latest job vacancies in the City Council and elsewhere in the city. Visit the Nottingham Jobs website

You can search jobs, apprenticeships, find careers advice, getting ready for work, apply for jobs and find support in your job search.


Universal skills is an easy to use step by step guide that includes:

  • The latest Universal Credit processes
  • How to apply for Universal Credit
  • The latest Find a Job processes
  • Write and upload your CVs
  • Be prepared: Interview techniques
  • Basic computer skills

And much much more...

When you reach the page to Log In enter:

  1. your names in the first name (forename) and last name (surname) boxes
  2. for Which Library are you at? click on Please Select and choose 'Home'
  3. Put in your library card number if you have it or notts1234 if you do not 

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Online learning for employment and job skills


Here are a few sites offering free e-learning to help you brush up on your skills, from CV writing and IT to interview technique:

Learn My Way




National Careers Service

Help claiming benefits


You can find lots of information online but the two main trusted sites are Universal Skills. A learning guide which takes you through the process of applying for universal Credit or use the government step by step guide on how to claim Universal Credit

If you've worked in the last 2 to 3 years, you may also be eligible for:


If you need help doing things online, such as using computers or other devices visit our help using online services page.

For businesses and self-employment

Visit our Business and IP Centre Nottingham page

You'll find links for applying for Coronaivrus self-employment income support, business reference sources on COBRA, 1:1 remote sessions, online workshops and webinars.