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Help finding work

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.

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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

Barking and Dagenham Job Shop - Work and Skills.

Drop in for an informal chat to find out about the job shop service or to register.

Marks Gate Community Hub - Rose Lane, Chadwell Heath, RM6 5NJ

9am to 4.30pm on:

  • Tuesday 04 February 2020
  • Tuesday 18 February 2020
  • Tuesday 03 March 2020 
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020 
  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 

William Bellamy Children's Centre - Frizlands Lane, Dagenham RM10 7HX

12pm to 4.30pm on:

  • Monday 3 February 2020 
  • Monday 17 February 2020
  • Monday 2 March 2020 
  • Monday 16 March 2020 

Sue Bramley Children's Centre - Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LH

9am to 4.30pm on:

  • Monday 3 February 2020 
  • Monday 17 February 2020 

Butler Court Hostel, 90 Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1LE 

10am to 2pm on:

  • Thursday 23 January 2020
  • Thursday 6 February 2020 
  • Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Thursday 5 March 2020 
  • Thursday 19 March 2020

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