Supporting your journey to employment

Key resources:

Seeking Work in Exeter, Northern and East Devon >

Working for Devon >

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Please note: Due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) most physical sessions are being postponed, please keep an eye out on our social media channels and this website for virtual and physical sessions. Some recruitment activity may be delayed.

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub provides independent diagnosis and referrals to existing business support services. We are the first point of contact for businesses in the Heart of the South West LEP area wishing to develop and grow. Our service works in partnership with existing local and national business support services and will help businesses access the right support for them without duplicating existing provision.

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

They can:

Offer Free help and advice on finding work in/around Axminster

No appointment necessary – just turn up to access the support!

(Thursdays from 9 am at the Pippins Centre in Axminster)

AJC Home Page

Contact:

Liz Lynn

Axminsterjobclub@gmail.com

Note: please contact the job club before attending as activity may be suspended due to Corona virus / COVID-19

They have:

been providing tailored, small business advice in Devon for over 20 years.

Business Information Point

Contact:

Petra Davis

0800 592 872

team@businessinfopoint.co.uk

They can:

 Connect employers and candidates throughout the South West.

Offer job hunting advice and guidance, interview techniques tips, etc.

Cathedral Appointments specialisms include: Accountancy, Engineering, Customer Service, Financial, HR, IT, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Office, Sales, Supply Chain.

Cathedral Appointments

Contact:

Lynsey Skinner

Recruitment Manager

Lynsey@cathedralappointments.co.uk

01392 413577

They can:

Offer qualified advice and assistance on a wide range of issues and areas from benefits to housing, information for families and much more.

Citizens Advice

Contact:

Phil Bliss

PhilB@citizensadviceeastdevon.org

We can:

Provide members with access to a Learning Project offering lots of free courses

Life change benefits for members, including potential access to funds

Able to support members and non-members with to access training

Contact:

Mick Brightman

Learning Organiser

mbrightman@community-tu.org

07540 756380

Pete Coath

Community Union Representative

petecoath@hotmail.co.uk

07733 293247

Linda Merrett

Community Union Representative

LMerrett1@community-TU.org

They can:

Listen and understand your employment situation. Refer you to the most appropriate sources of support. Provide information about local employers.

Offer free hot desking/workspace at East Devon Business Centre (Honiton).

Advise on Council Tax, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

East Devon District Council

Contact:

Robert Murray

Economic Development Manager

rmurray@eastdevon.gov.uk

0787 5284458  or  01395 517514

 Richard Dymond

Benefits Officer

rdymond@eastdevon.gov.uk

01404 515616

They can:

Provide individuals with free bespoke training and employability skills packages.

Axminster Carpets staff are eligible for EU funded skills and training support. Get in touch to discuss what you’d like to do and whether it could be provided free of charge!

Educations and Training Skills Group

Contact:

Simon Mills

General Manager

01392 445444

07921 030263

simon@etsgroup.co.uk

Keep an eye out for workshops run by Exeter Library on CV writing and Interview skills, and for their FabLab sessions supporting businesses.

Exeter Library

Libraries Unlimited

They can:

Provide information on finding work in Devon, Universal Credit and much more.

Find your nearest Job Centre

Seeking work in Exeter, Northern and East Devon

Contact:

(Devon)

Dave Clark

Employer Advisor

DAVE.CLARK2@dwp.gov.uk

01404 403214

See: https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job

They can:

Support strategic career moves and help find job opportunities in the South West.

King Recruit specialism includes Digital and Tech, Property, Consumer Services, Media, Marketing, Manufacturing.

King Recruitment

Contact:

Magda King

Consultant

magda@kingrecruit.com

01392 790725

 

They can:

Speak to us to discuss opportunities for adult learning, qualifications and skills.

We have free English and maths qualifications up to level 2 at the Pippins Centre in Axminster on Thursday mornings alongside the Job Club and the Citizens Advice – Your 1 Stop Shop.

Learn Devon can put on almost ANY COURSE for small groups of learners (6-8 people). For example: CV writing; Employability; Job search Skills; ‘Get that Job’! – Call for details.

https://www.learndevon.co.uk/

They can:

Help you find jobs. Skills health Check.

Careers advice and CV writing.

Provide advice and guidance on career development and education.

Access a wealth of research and knowledge on local employment market information.

National Careers Service

Contact:

David Nelson

dnelson@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

01832 792933

Nino Brazzo

nbrazzo@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

07468 474127

They can:

Discuss live job opportunities and provide help with CV’s and interview techniques.

We work reputable companies all over the region specialising in Technical, industrial and commercial roles.

Provide free, quality help and support from experienced industry consultants to people searching for work. Contactable 24 hours

One Step Recruitment

01460 68884

(Chard, Yeovile, Taunton)

Contact:

Katrice Foggon

Senior Industrial Consultant

katrice.foggon@onesteprecruitment.co.uk

Sam Scriven

sam.scriven@onesteprecruitment.co.uk

01460 68884

They can:

Help find work with a large number of organisations in the Exeter and surrounding area.

Sarah West Recruitment specialises in permanent office-based roles and spends time with candidates to really understand what job is the right fit.

Contact:

Julia Samuel – Consultant

careers@sarahwest.co.uk

Funded training to help your business progress

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses in the Heart of the South West LEP area; Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. SSW is co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.

Skills Support for the Workforce is all about progress. We can help you progress your career, education and business.

Serco Skills Support

They can:

Offer comprehensive careers training, information, advice and guidance inc. free online CV and employability courses.

Offer a full range of vocational and academic training opportunities, through a range of delivery models, including online, distance and blended learning.

Offer access to funding which can subsidies or potentially fully fund courses.

They can:

Offer comprehensive careers training, information, advice and guidance inc. free online CV and employability courses.

Offer a full range of vocational and academic training opportunities, through a range of delivery models, including online, distance and blended learning.

Offer access to funding which can subsidies or potentially fully fund courses.

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Contact:

Sue Libby

suelibby@southdevon.ac.uk

01803 540344

Ivan Morton

Ivan.morton@southdevon.ac.uk

01803 540753