MK Neighbourhood Employment Programme
Do you need help finding or preparing for work?
The Neighbourhood Employment Programme is a free employability support service designed to help Milton Keynes residents into work. We have support sessions in different locations across Milton Keynes, at different times throughout the week. (PDF, 252KB) These are free to access and you can attend whichever suits you.
Each service offers you practical help and advice with the steps towards finding work, guidance with identifying skills and potential work options and information about local job vacancies and training opportunities.
At a glance …
Drop-in community based support sessions
Available to anyone looking for work, with sessions throughout the city; computer and internet access, independent job search facilities as well as support from advisors.
For those in housing need or MK Council tenants who are looking for support to gain employment.
Mental health service
For people who are experiencing or have experienced mental health difficulties looking to get back into work or who have an in-work support need. Read more information about mental health services in Milton Keynes. (PDF, 2.4MB)
Over 50s service
For 50+ year olds who need additional support in gaining employment.
Employability Skills Support Sessions
Don't fancy an individual support appointment? Then join us in a virtual group session. Each session is led by an advisor, is fully interactive, discusses an employability theme and lasts around 30 minutes.
- Application forms
- Building confidence
- Cover letters
- Disclosing criminal convictions
- Disclosing health conditions/Disabilities
- Interview preparation and questions
- Job searching
- Managing your money
- Transferable skills
- Virtual interviews
- Working remotely
- Business plans
- Self-Assessment and HMRC
- Setting up your Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR)
- Starting your own business
To take part in a session, just email your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 252323 and we'll do the rest.
Other Useful Local Services
Here are some other useful local services you may find helpful in supporting you to find employment.
A partnership with MK Council to provide support to MK residents of all ages who need help finding work
A partnership with MK Council to provide support to local woman who have recently lost their job, are looking to return to work following a career break or trying to find employment for the first time.
A local employment support service helping managers and business/technical professionals to get back into work or start their own business.
Find out more about the support services offered by the Neighbourhood Employment Programme (PDF, 252KB).
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Last Updated: 7 September 2021