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.

Why not fill in our enquiry form about employment here

Alternatively, you can contact the services below directly:

Self Service

Job Centre




Recruitment Agencies

We have a list of sector-specific, local agencies with temporary and permanent contracts.


Government Support




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

Jobseekers Allowance

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

PES voucher

If you require a PES voucher, please contact 01226 263082 or 01226 263008 and we will make arrangements to issue this to you

Local Support

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

Youth Employment

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

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

Citizens Advice
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

Do you have any questions or need any help?

Use the chat service provided or email