Getting you back to work
The employment market looks different now to the pre-pandemic employment market, or even when you were last looking for work, but there are jobs out there.
The best way forward is to make changes to how you work and utilise your existing skills.
Finding a job
Job opportunities and apprenticeships at Epping Forest District Council.
Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, there are still jobs out there to apply to.
Search the latest vacancies and find hints and tips on applying for jobs and ideas about jobs you may never have thought of.
The West Essex Care Academy has been created to support the recruitment and retention needs of all the organisations within the local care system. Here you will find:
- Information and videos featuring the varied careers available across health and social care
- Links to apply for jobs and volunteering opportunities within Hertfordshire and West Essex organisations
Use the Governments free online apprenticeship finding service if you’re interested in getting involved with learning new skills whilst being paid.
Volunteering provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge and maybe even find your next job.
Volunteering with Epping Forest District Museum
Epping Forest District Museum has a number of volunteering opportunities available which are great for skills development, meeting people and supporting the museum and local history. Email Ian Channell to find out more
Developing your skills
Online recruitment websites like Reed offer some amazing free advice to improve your CV and cover letter. Whether it’s writing your first ever cover letter or jazzing up your CV for the first time in years, look through their content to make sure you put your best self forward.
The Essex & Hertfordshire Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) have videos and resources to help you get back to work. They include:
- Crafting a compelling CV
- Preparing for online and physical interviews
- Identifying your skills for employment
- How to apply for jobs and where to look
- Creating a compelling LinkedIn profile
New City College are offering a range of free 10 to12 week online courses, which are both career and life enhancing, for anyone aged 19 and over. The qualifications gained are accredited at Level 2 and are instantly recognisable by employers.
The National Careers Service can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From deciding your education route, planning a career change at any age or getting the job that is right for you.
They provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.