Links to Work

Building on your strengths


Finding work if you're over 25

If you’re over 25 and currently unemployed Links to Work is a programme that can help you find suitable employment.

We’ll work with you to identify your strengths, skills and abilities, and any barriers you may have to employment.

We’ll help you to:

  • Write your CV
  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Fill in application forms
  • Gain new skills and improve your computer skills
  • Build your self-confidence and improve your motivation
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Improve your timekeeping
  • * Access health related in-work support

* If you have a health condition, then you can speak to one of our qualified health professionals who will provide you with the tools to help you improve your health and wellbeing so you can get back to work.

Are you eligible?

The criteria to access  Links to Work is shown below but it’s also dependent on where you live. To find out if we can work with you please visit the ELIGIBILITY CHECKER and we’ll get back to you..

You must be currently unemployed, over 25 years old and have one or more of the following barriers:

  • Be over 50
  • Be a lone parent
  • Be an ethnic minority
  • Have a basic skills need
  • Have a disability or are managing a health condition
  • Have caring responsibilities
  • Have a basic skills needs
  • Have mental health issues
  • Have a criminal conviction
  • Are drug or alcohol dependent
  • Have no or low qualification
  • Have a language barrier

Your journey with us

If you feel this programme is for you, we’ll arrange an appointment with a Workpays adviser. It’s an opportunity for you tell us about your strengths, skills, qualifications, work experience and any barriers you may have to employment so that we can give you the right support.
We’ll work with you to write a back to work plan to help you overcome any challenges along the way that may be stopping you from working. And we’ll review this with you to see what progress you’ve made and look at what additional support you may need to help you to reach you goal.

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