Help to find a job

Employability mentoring

Job Clubs

Supporting People Into Work

Come along to a Job Club and get help with:

  • writing a CV
  • cover letters
  • searching for jobs
  • interview techniques
  • getting online

Job Club is a friendly place for you to get practical help while you look for a job. It's a relaxed environment, and you can meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.

Dates and times of Job Clubs

Tuesdays

  • from 9.30am to 11.30am at Darwen Town Hall, Croft Street, Darwen BB3 1BH
  • from 1pm to 3pm at Audley Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Pringle Street, Blackburn BB1 1SF

Thursdays

  • from 1pm to 3pm at Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Arthur Way, Blackburn BB2 1QP

You don't have to book - just turn up and get the help and support you need. 

Help to develop your skills and access to employment

Our professional and experienced support workers are on-hand to help you get back to work. We have access to a range of courses, work experience and volunteering opportunities that will help to improve your appeal to employers. We work closely with employers to ensure we are able to provide tailored to suit your needs.

Our aim is to help you improve your skills and employment prospects through one-to-one support.

  • Develop a personalised action plan to help overcome any barriers from participating in work related activity
  • Access a range of opportunities to aid personal development
  • Find training programmes that will help gain new or improved skills
  • Access valuable work experience opportunities

We can help you to:

  • improve your confidence
  • develop your IT skills
  • find education and training opportunities
  • access sport and community activities
  • look for volunteer and work experience
  • prepare for work, including help with CVs, and job applications, as well as interview skills
  • increase your job prospects

Who can get support

We can help you if:

  • you live in Blackburn with Darwen,
  • you are aged between 16 and 65, 
  • you are unemployed (this includes no zero hours contract)
  • and you have a legal right to live and work in the UK

Find out about funding to support unemployed people back into work and watch a video about Rahim who tells his story about the support he received to get back into work on The Shuttle, our Council news website.