Economy and Skills
Community Learning MK is a unique new venture that draws together Milton Keynes Council’s well respected, high quality adult education and music services into one organisation that enables children, young people and adults of all ages to realise their ambitions and reach their full potential.
Advice on who can claim benefits, what you can claim, advice on housing and council tax benefit and contact details for the service.
Invest Milton Keynes is your first point of enquiry, whether you are an existing Milton Keynes business looking to expand in, or a business looking to relocate to, this vibrant and dynamic city.
Make a success of civilian life - launch your new career. Meet employers who value you. Get the training you need. Build on your skills. Understand what employers want. Market yourself. Find the right job.
Contact details for the Milton Keynes office and advice on how to access advisors and seek support.
The Royal British Legion’s employability programme for the Service community in civilian life.
This is a site that will showcase the amazing work happening in and around Milton Keynes’ communities as well as a place to help support you to take action in your community whether you are part of a voluntary organisation, a community group or an individual looking to make a difference!
Employment Advice (Gov.UK)
Advice on where to search for employment, writing your CV, starting a new job and understanding employee rights as well as a range of other issues relating to employment.
Advice on where to seek accommodation, options available and useful contact details.
Lifeworks provide free 4-5 day courses tailored specifically towards helping anyone who has served in the British armed forces secure the future they want.
Professional led training and support to mid/senior managers and business professionals who are actively seeking work or facing redundancy and unemployment.
Milton Keynes Council and Milton Keynes College are working together with Job Centre Plus and a range of voluntary and community organisations to provide locally based job clubs to help young people and adults back into work.
Find out what courses the OU offer, financial support for studying and working at the OU.
PayPlan offer advice on a wide range of debt solutions so you have a choice. They will check what you qualify for and recommend what solution will be the most affordable and manageable for you.
Advice on the range of options for pensions and how it is calculated as well as financial support and concessions.
Advice on housing, where to live and homelessness.
Find out about a range of study options available to students.
Free business start-up course and mentoring programme for the Dependants of Armed Forces Community, run by experienced and knowledgeable business advisers.
Works for Us is a charity dedicated to helping people on their journey to economic independence by looking at every individual in the round - their skills and abilities, their interests and achievements, and their work histories whether paid or unpaid.
Many people on benefits perceive the financial risks of moving into work as just too great. For some groups the gains to work, particularly at low hours, are small, and any gain can easily be wiped out altogether by in-work costs such as transport.
The Coalition Government has identified two key problems with the current system:
- work incentives are poor, and
- the system is too complex.
They are reforming the system to help people to move into and progress in work, while supporting the most vulnerable.
For further information on welfare reform, please see the Council's page.
Last Updated: 20 April 2020