Barnsley Employment Skills & Training
If you have lost your job, are out of work, employed and at risk of redundancy, or employed and want to do some free training to help progress at work or get a new job, we have a team of people able to give you some free support via our helpdesk.
We aim to talk to you on the same day and to book you an appointment with support within 24 hours where we can.
See our Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Policy here.
Tel: 01226 775100 (Open Mon – Fri. 9am – 5pm.
Alternatively, you can contact the services below directly:
More information is available for guidance on redundancy and help finding work and claiming benefits.
We have a list of sector-specific, local agencies with temporary and permanent contracts.
Barnsley Job Centre
Call on 01226 263082 or 01226 263008
(If you call us, we will call you back immediately so that we minimise the cost to you)
Universal Credit National Number
0800 328 5644. Text Phone 0800 328 1344. NGT text relay – if you cannot hear or speak on the phone: 18001 then 0800 328 1744
0800 055 6688. Text Phone 0800 023 4888. NGT text relay – if you cannot hear or speak on the phone: 18001 then 0800 055 6688
Employment and Support Allowance
0800 169 0310. Text Phone 0800 328 1344. NGT text relay – if you cannot hear or speak on the phone: 18001 then 0800 328 1744
If you require a PES voucher, please contact 01226 263082 or 01226 263008 and we will make arrangements to issue this to you
A lot of free support is available to you locally:
Skills Support for Employment
If you are unemployed and live in Barnsley the team can provide one-to-one support to help you get the skills you need to find the job you want, the Wiseability and Growth Hub Team are local and able to help you, call 07495 359148
Pathways to Success & Pathways to Progression
Both Pathways programmes support people who are unemployed, have a long term health condition, disabilities or obstacles preventing you for working. Call 01226 775100,
Free digital and numeracy courses to build your
Here to help
The team will help you find the support you need to get you into work as soon as you can free of charge. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support available includes:
Advice to determine your eligibility for Universal Credit and how to start and prepare your claim; job searching, getting your digital CV ready, support with applications and interviews and access to free training if you want to develop your skills for a new role or promotion
The Team at Citizens Advice can help you as well, they will be able to talk to you on the phone and help you think through what you need to do
Telephone: 0800 144 8 444
Textphone: 18001 0800 144 8 444