Help finding work (Job Shop)

The Job Shop is a free service to help you get a job, improve your skills and widen your job and career options.

Support we offer

  • information, advice and guidance on a 1-1 basis and via virtual sessions
  • better off calculations and in work benefit advice
  • support in removing barriers to employment e.g. childcare responsibilities
  • education and training assessments and referral to relevant provision
  • access to specific IT application training – Microsoft Teams
  • setting short and long-term employment focussed goals
  • CV and covering letter reparation
  • application form filling and Personal Statement guidance
  • interview techniques / mock interviews
  • use of computers with Internet access for job searching - appointment based only
  • telephone, photocopying and scanning facilities - appointment based only
  • dedicated apprenticeship and construction teams
  • dedicated support for council tenants
  • dedicated employer engagement team, working with local employers to provide residents with local opportunities 
  • in-work support package

How do I join?

To register with the Job Shop you must: 

  • have the right to work
  • be aged 16 years and over 
  • live within Barking and Dagenham

Register with Barking and Dagenham job shops

Your appointment 

You must bring ID to a 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)

Contact us 

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. Google Maps
Tel: 020 8724 8870. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Dagenham Job Shop

First Floor, Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham RM10 9QS. Google Maps
Tel: 020 8724 8877. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Construction Team

Email: Construction@lbbd.gov.uk
Tel: 020 8227 2809. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Job Shop is part funded by Local London Works that give access to employment for jobseekers and inactive people, and supporting the Mayor of London’s Good Work for All.

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