Southwark Works: employment support programme

If you need extra support to find a job, our Southwark Works team of specialist employment advisers can help.

They provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for unemployed residents experiencing difficulties securing a job.

Southwark Works helps:

  • people affected by welfare reform
  • ex-offenders or people with criminal records
  • young people aged 18-24 in need of training or work experience
  • young people aged 18-24 who have been in council care
  • people with health related barriers
  • people with a history of drug or alcohol misuse
  • young people involved in gang activity
  • families in vulnerable situations
  • people over 50
  • lone parents / women returning to work

If any of the above circumstances apply, advisers can help you:

  • create a CV
  • learn effective job searching
  • complete applications
  • with your interview techniques
  • by offering training and work experience advice
  • gain vocational qualifications (construction, CSCS cards and Food Safety/First Aid etc.)
  • build your confidence 

If you need training, they can refer you to a local provider or you may benefit from our in-house workshops or courses.

All services are funded by Southwark Council.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 12:00noon and 2:00pm to 4:00pm (find out about call charges)

If you'd like to register, you'll need a passport or birth certificate and proof of your address.

If you're a business

We want to help connect you with your local workforce. If you’re interested in hiring committed, enthusiastic and motivated local staff please contact us on 020 7740 8200.

Last updated: 21 February 2017