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Employment opportunities and training

Find out about opportunities for employment and training in Guildford.

Guildford Works Directory

  • Are you looking for a job or training?

  • Do you help others find work?

Guildford Works Directory is aimed at people looking for work and providers supporting people into employment, education, training or business start-up. It features websites and contacts highlighting local services in the borough.

The guide is a quick reference point so you can quickly access websites and contacts, helping you to take control of your job or training search.

Download the directory below:

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The ETHOS Project: increase your options with our new Employment and Training Advice Service

If you work less than 16 hours per week and live in Guildford, you could be eligible for impartial, professional careers information and guidance from a Learning and Careers Adviser based in our Housing Advice Centre.

The ETHOS project (Employment and Training, Housing Options Support) links together both employment and housing. ETHOS offers support to Council and Housing Association tenants and other local residents to secure jobs, access to training and education.

This new service is provided by Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership and builds upon the success of a previous project that began in May 2012.

One of the key aims of the project is to make sure people seeking help with housing can also find out how to get a job, or get information on courses or training. The service includes;

  • flexible one to one appointments

  • CV writing advice and support

  • interview skills training

  • support with job searching

  • exploring training and education goals and opportunities

  • Better-Off Calculations - help understand the difference between what you receive in benefits and what you could earn if you are working

  • confidence building workshops

  • ongoing support, while in work

To be eligible you must be:

  • living within the borough of Guildford

  • seeking help with finding housing or in housing need

  • unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week

  • over 16 years old

  • receiving an out of work benefit such as JSA, ESA or Income Support

Not sure if ETHOS is right for you? These users have found the support on offer really useful.

"I'm really pleased that I got this chance to be helped by ETHOS. I think this has been the best advice I have had. It is the first time that I have been advised on how to create a unique CV, one that is tailored to my skills, making it clear to employers what I have to offer." ST

"I believe that the help I have received from the ETHOS project has given me great confidence and self esteem in my job search. Before, I was unsure of my skills and abilities. Now I am more confident about the future." DH

Looking for a job or training opportunity in Guildford? Contact the Guildford ETHOS adviser on 07904 909 013 or email gward@surreyllp.org.uk