Our Aspire to Work service is provided by our Employment & Skills team. We offer individual support to help you with your C.V, job searching and applying for jobs, interview skills and ongoing support, should you need it.
We provide advice and guidance around training opportunities. We can also help with travel costs, course fees and work clothes*
*subject to eligibility
The WorkShop offers you tailored and personalised career support to help you access training, employment or education.
Brought to you by us at Aspire, along with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and a range of local partners, The WorkShop is your town centre space for your employment needs.
The support our advisors provide is tailored to you. We can help if you've recently lost your job, been unemployed for some time or have never worked.
Our support includes everything from CV writing and confidence building to searching for jobs online, accessing work experience, and acquiring new skills and training. We're on hand for as little or as much help as you need.
We can also help if you are already in work but want a change in direction or feel you want to release your full potential.
Aspire to Work have helped lots of people get started on their career path, get interviews and even get the job they've been looking for.
Yes. Our employment and skills team can support you in accessing training and work experience, and to gain employment. Our dedicated advisors tailor support to you, spending as little or as much time working with you as you need. Support includes:
Yes. Our employment and skills team supports local people through a number of different work programmes which can help you find employment and training opportunities. Contact us using the form at the bottom of this page or visit the team Monday to Friday at The Workshop in Newcastle-under-Lyme's town centre.
Yes. The Employment and Skills team run a number of Aspire to Work drop-in events within the local areas on a weekly basis, and is on hand to help with:
Our service is free to use and no appointment is necessary.
View our events page to find your nearest drop-in event
The employability and skills team have helped me to explore the job market and together we discussed current vacancies, different job sites and how to apply for work. I have now achieved a certificate which puts me in a better stand in securing work in the sector I am interested in. Also, I have managed to build various CV's which I will use to apply for work. I feel positive that I am taking the right steps to get to where I want to be.
After successfully completing my courses that were very helpful in developing the skillset required for my desired career, my CV was updated with my newly achieved qualifications. I gained employment and was able to start my new job. I feel sure that I would not have achieved this outcome without the help I was given as part of the Aspire to Work programme. I have nothing but praise for the programme and would recommend it to anyone.
Through supported career guidance from the employment and skills team, I was able to acknowledge my current situation, understand the true competitive nature of the employment market, and also become aware of my current skill set. I was also able to see the importance of my positive attitude, drive and desire to move on. I have now commenced my work placement and enjoy attending it enormously.