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Helping Worcestershire back to work

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected businesses across the county, leading to some job losses. For those who are currently looking for work, please see information below to help you in your job search.

In this section

Entry to employment services guide

If you have been made unemployed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Entry to employment services guide can help you in finding local opportunities, programmes and services that can support you in finding new employment.

Download the guide

Advice and support for people who are looking for work

Worcestershire Jobs Match

Worcestershire Jobs Match will match those recently made redundant with new work in sectors experiencing a surge in employment demand such as food retail, agriculture, logistics, care, and many more. The service will also engage with employers needing to make redundancies to ensure they have all the information required and can support their employees with a smooth transition into new work.

This service is available for all businesses across Worcestershire who are having to make immediate changes to their workforce as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, and for individuals who find themselves being made redundant as a result of the current circumstances.

For more information or to register a vacancy, please contact or visit Worcestershire Jobs Match

Careers Worcestershire Service

Are you aged 16 to 24? And not secured a place in education, training or apprenticeships for September? Need help to understand your next steps?

Contact the team of qualified advisors now on 0300 6663666 or email

Job vacancies

Do you have good people skills and are personable, friendly and approachable?

Are you looking for ways to help your community?

Help us to support the most vulnerable in our communities during the challenges related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic by joining our social care teams.

Perhaps you are now looking for a new job, or are looking to try out something new that is more rewarding.

Website: Worcestershire County Council Jobs and Careers

Learning Services Support for Residents 

Support for 16-18 year olds (16-24 with Education Health Care Plan) from 2 counties training

2 Counties Training provide individuals aged 16-24 with pre apprenticeship training programmes (traineeships). Traineeships are work experience focussed and support users by preparing them for their future career. The programmes are 21 hours per week for 26 weeks and will focus on developing generic employability skills that will enhance future applications for Apprenticeships or employment in any occupational area. This will involve 2 or 3 days per week in work experience, and one day per week off-the-job working towards achievement of an employability qualification and English and Maths functional skills qualifications.

Website:  2 counties training (opens in a new window)
Contact: Sarah Walters

Support for 19 plus year olds - Worcestershire Adult Learning – Learning in your community

Worcestershire County Council’s Adult Learning team offer a vast range of over 400 courses. The Adult Community Learning courses offer both accredited and non-accredited options, as well as a range of qualifications to learners to study at their own individual level. The programmes include: Community Learning, English & Maths, Vocational Skills, Family Learning, Leisure and Employability.

The Employability Suite, within the Adult and Community Learning Programme, focuses on delivering courses to learners, that support every stage needed for gaining employment. The courses cover subjects on; building and uploading digital CV’s, online job search, interviews (online or in person) and how to become a Volunteer. 

The Business Suite focuses on; setting up your business, building a website and promoting your business via social media.

I.T courses, within the Adult and Community Learning Programme, are tailored to accommodate all levels of individuals abilities. The courses offered are aimed at ensuring learners gain skills to enhance their job opportunities.

All courses mentioned offer learners to choose their own starting point and their own journey through the courses based on their own individual needs. Delivery can be online, in a venue or both

Website: Adult and family learning courses
Contact: 01905 728537

Advice and support for businesses

Website: One Worcestershire COVID-19 Business Support (opens in a new window)

If you need our help contact Worcestershire Business Central team on 01905 677888 (office hours)