MK Neighbourhood Employment Programme

 

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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 …

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Community support session

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.

Housing service

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.

General themes

  • Application forms
  • Building confidence
  • Cover letters
  • CVs
  • Disclosing criminal convictions
  • Disclosing health conditions/Disabilities
  • Interview preparation and questions
  • Job searching
  • Managing your money
  • Transferable skills
  • Virtual interviews
  • Working remotely

Self-Employment themes

  • 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 nep@milton-keynes.gov.uk 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.

MK College: New Futures

A partnership with MK Council to provide support to MK residents of all ages who need help finding work

Works For Us – Women & 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.

Careers Action

A local employment support service helping managers and business/technical professionals to get back into work or start their own business.

 

More details

Find out more about the support services offered by the Neighbourhood Employment Programme (PDF, 252KB).

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Last Updated: 7 September 2021