Employment support

Employment support available in the borough.

Work Match

Our Work Match employment service offers support, advice, guidance and training to help residents access new and existing jobs in Wandsworth. We can match you with local employers who value local people and can offer a wide range of jobs in different sectors.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work, through Jobpoints (touch-screen computer terminals), Jobseeker Direct (telephone service) and the Jobcentre Plus website.

Through Job Centre Plus residents may be able to access the Flexible Support Fund which can contribute towards:

  • Childcare for attending training or first few weeks of employment
  • Training courses
  • Travel expenses
  • Clothing for interviews

Job Centre Plus offers information about training opportunities for the chronically unemployed. They also administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Jobseeker's Allowance (currently being phased out in favour of Universal Credit).

Choice Support Richmond and Wandsworth

Choice Support Richmond and Wandsworth supports residents 18+ with disabilities to find work, including people with learning difficulties, those affected by mental ill health, sensory impairment, physical disability and autism. They provide pre-employment support and support when you get a job.

Constructing South London

Constructing South London is a collaboration between the mayor’s construction academy and the South London Partnership to connect people to jobs, training and skills in the construction industry. Its activities and the support available include Wandsworth.

Website: Constructing South London

Room for Work

Room for Work is a charity that specialises in helping mature job seekers aged 40+ with previous work experience find jobs, ranging from administrative to professional and managerial roles. Their free 12-week course supports learners to understand current job searching methods, write an effective CV, practice competency-based interviews, develop their speaking skills and much more. Interested participants can register for the next course at Room for Work.

Work and Health Programme

The Work and Health programme works with a range of people including health professionals, employment specialists and local community organisations to create a support package to help people find the right job, at the right time.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service offer free telephone and face to face consultations supporting people who are either looking for work (unemployed) or employed but looking to change career and/or upskill by providing careers advise, building CVs, preparation for interview, referring to training and finding jobs. 

They work with range of people including health professionals, employment specialists and local community organisations to create a support package to help people find the right job, at the right time.

Better Working Futures

Better Working Futures gives people who face additional barriers to finding work the best support available.

It is part of a wider package of support for jobseekers and people with disabilities and health conditions announced by the government and aims to bring jobseekers, support provision and employers together to provide greater opportunities for those looking for work.