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Help finding work

As the safety and welfare of our residents is our number one priority and following the recent UK government advice to practice social distancing the Job Shop have made the decision to temporarily close all our locations from Monday 23rd March 2020.

We will be offering our service remotely to our existing clients and those that would like to sign up for support. As the shops are closed we will not be holding any face-to-face appointments and therefore only supporting residents over email, telephone calls and skype. If you are interested in registering with our service please complete the online form below and you will be contacted by one of our staff members with the next steps. Alternatively please call our reception for further support or you can be referred to our service by another service provider within the council.

Our teams will be working hard to continue to support residents during this time and look at new and better ways to work with our residents. We will be updating our website regularly with any news and keep residents informed about any changes to the service.

Thank you and stay safe.


If you're looking for work, we'd like to help you.

Visit us at one of our job shops - here we can help you find a suitable job, prepare your CV, fill out applications and prepare for interviews.  You can register below or you're welcome to visit your local job shop.

Barking Job Shop

Ground Floor

Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking IG11 7NB.
Tel: 020 8724 8870.

Dagenham Job Shop

First Floor, Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham RM10 9QS.
Tel: 020 8724 8877.

Adult College Job Shop (Construction Team)

127 Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7PB
Tel: 020 8227 2809.

You must bring ID to a walk-in session or booked registration appointment:

  • passport / Birth Certificate / Visa if required
  • proof of address (dated within the last 3 months)
  • proof of Ni Number (must be on a formal document)

To be able to register with the Job Shop you must: 

  • have the right to work
  • be aged 16 years and over 
  • live within Barking and Dagenham (unless registering with the Construction Team)

Job Shops Registration Week flyer (PDF, 193 KB)

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Part funded by European Union’s European Social Fund. Investing in jobs and skills.

Register with Barking and Dagenham jobs shops

Fill out the form below and a member of your local job shop team will be in touch within 5 working days to talk through opportunities you might be interested in and how they can help.
Your name
Do you live in Barking and Dagenham?
Your postcode
Do you have the right to work in the UK?

By clicking the submit button, you agree to the information you provide on this form being processed in line with our data protection policy.

Register in person

If you register at your local Job Shop in person you'll need to bring these with you:

  • a valid passport or UK birth certificate
  • proof of address dated within the last three months (household bill, bank statement, Jobcentre Plus or benefits letter)
  • your National Insurance number

Barking Job Shop

Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking IG11 7NB

020 8724 8870

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 

Dagenham Job Shop

Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham RM10 9QS

020 8724 8877

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 

The Adult College Job Shop

127 Ripple Road, Barking IG11 7PB

020 8227 2809

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Further support

Employability support sessions

There are no dates currently available.

If you need extra help in addition to the job shop service, we have a guide that can help you find local support.

Local support services (PDF, 284 KB)

If you're looking for support tailored to your individual needs, our referral guide may help (this is also useful for our partner organisations).

LBBD service directory (PDF, 291 KB)


To gain experience whilst looking for your next job, you can volunteer with us.

Become a volunteer

Computer and IT training courses

We offer free online computer and IT training courses to all library members, presented in an easy-to-follow, quick-lesson format with step-by-step instructions.

Join the library

These courses are run by The Computer School. To start the free training you need to be a library member, and know your library card number.  

Children's centres training and support

If you're interested in working in our children's centres, we can offer you training and support.

See what support is on offer