Organisations that can support you into employment and training

Click on the organisations below to get help and support in finding skills, employment and training in South London

South London Skills and Employment Guide

Organisation Borough Summary
Advice Support Knowledge Information Croydon Support for those facing barriers to inclusion (Croydon)
Better Working Futures All Providing tailored support to people with a health condition and/or disability, including help with starting a new job and in-work support to accommodate any reasonable adjustments.
CFO Activity Hub London All Supporting individuals on licence or serving a community sentence by offering a safe and comfortable space. This includes personal advice and guidance to make a plan to move into education, employment or training.
Choice Support  Richmond and Sutton Choice Support work to support autistic people, people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical disabilities and sensory impairments to gain and keep paid employment in Richmond and Wandsworth and Sutton. This may mean paid work, work experience or voluntary work.
Connected Kingston Kingston One stop signpost to employment and skills support organisations in Kingston
Croydon Commitment Croydon Employment support programmes for Croydon residents
Croydon Voluntary Action Croydon Volunteering opportunities and signposting
Croydon Works Croydon Employment support for residents and employers in Croydon
Find a Job  All Job search website by UK government
Forward Trust Richmond Employability support and vocation support for people who run their own business or want to start one
GroundWork All Supporting adults and young people to prepare for and find work
JobCentre Plus All Employment support, advice and guidance in your local area
Kingston iCope NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression Kingston Helping people manage their mental health needs, sustain employment or return to work after sick leave
Learning Curve Group All Training providers offering NVQ, apprenticeships, courses and skills bootcamps in person and online to school leavers through to adults.
Levels Learning Croydon Enterprise skills programme with business qualification
Local Village Network All Local village Network help young people take control of their futures and reach their full potential.  They run programmes in schools and youth clubs across London, offer online mentoring via their app, and have a database of over 2300 opportunities and activities.
Love London Working All Training and employment programme that aims to help anyone over the age of 16 years living in London into employment
Merton Connected Merton Volunteering opportunities in Merton
Midlife MOT – Your Work All The DWP has launched the Midlife MOT website help older workers with financial planning, health guidance and career guidance. Your Work provides a range of advice and guidance on careers such as, reviewing your skills, looking for work, returning to work and flexible working.
National Careers Service All Information, advice and guidance for people seeking work
Palace for Life – Disability Croydon We support people of all ages living with a disability, including the delivery of Down’s Syndrome, powerchair, vision impairment and mental health football sessions
Palace for Life Foundation Croydon Palace for Life’s employability programme helps young people age 16 -25 into education, training or employment. The GAME ON employability programme offers the guidance, training and practical skills to help you take the next steps in your career.
Refugee Employability Programme All Providing refugees with the support they need to live and work in England. From finding a job to improving their English skills and settling into their new communities.
Restart Scheme All

Helping long-term unemployed people to start working through a wide range of support options including skills training, job application and interview preparation, financial help, online tools and health and wellbeing support.

[NOTE: This service is only available via a referral from Jobcentre Plus.]

Richmond Wellbeing Service (Talking Therapies) Richmond Richmond Wellbeing Service soon being renamed to NHS Richmond Talking Therapies. As part of their service offer, they have employment support available for people referred and receiving treatment from Richmond NHS Talking Therapies and can be for those currently in or out of work and currently looking for a new job and those who are currently in work and need support to remain in work. They provide personalised support tailored to the individual’s needs.
Richmond Work Match Richmond Supporting local people to access local jobs and training
Room for Work Richmond Employment support for Richmond residents age 40+
Shepherds Star All Explore is a one day a week, socially engaging personal development programme, run over six weeks. Designed to enable adults experiencing social exclusion to develop their practical skills and confidence, to successfully establish themselves in their local community. This includes learning skills employability skills such as barista and hospitality skills.
Simply Connect Croydon Croydon Simply Connect Croydon is a Social Prescribing service for the borough of Croydon that help residents find local community services, activities and support including employment support and services.
Smart Works Croydon A UK based charity that helps to dress and coach unemployed women for job interviews
South West London Social Care Academy Hub All The South West London Social Care Academy Hub, which is part of the Mayor’s Academy Programme, covers the six London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton and Wandsworth and will support local residents into good jobs in the social care sector.  The Hub will function as a SWL ‘go to’ resource for information and support about jobs, training and careers in social care
Status Employment   Croydon Based in Croydon; Status Employment support individuals with mental health or learning disability into employment, self-employment and further education or volunteering.
The Change Foundation  Croydon Support young Londoners with a disability to find long term employment opportunities.
The Princes Trust All Free courses and training for young people (18-30)
Towards Employment Merton Employment Support for Merton residents
Way 2 Work Richmond Training provider offering apprenticeship vacancies and full time work opportunities
Wise Age All Wise Age is a specialist 50+ age & employment charity in London. Their website includes employment support, guidance and resources aimed at the over 50s.
Work Routes All Work Routes is a free support service that helps unemployed people start working.
The service is an expansion of the Department for Work and Pension’s Work and Health Programme designed specifically to support people who are economically inactive. This expansion may sometimes be referred to as WHP Pioneer, which is a phase of Universal Support.
Work Start Sutton Work experience and qualifications via Orchard Hill College
Young Ladies Club  All Young Ladies Club develops young women’s skills and talent through our employability and skills programme to lead them to a better future in life.