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Employment support

We provide a range of employability support, vocational training, qualifications and apprenticeships, as well as support for people who run their own business or want to start one.

Who we help

We support a range of people, including:

  • People who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • People who are unemployed
  • People who run their own businesses or would like to set one up
  • Young people, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction

Each programme we run is for a slightly different group of people, so exact eligibility will depend on the individual scheme. If you can’t find a service that can help you, try these other sources of help.

What to expect

Our friendly and knowledgeable team delivers a wide range of programmes that help people from all walks of life to learn new skills, gain valuable qualifications and find decent, rewarding jobs.

To find out more, explore our different services below, or email

Our awards and accreditation

Paid work placements with Forward

If you have lived experience of addiction or offending, or are experiencing other challenges in accessing the job market, we have a scheme that could help.

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Other organisations that can help

If our services aren’t right for you, these other organisations could help.

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Stories from our clients

Find out about some of the people who have made great progress with a bit of support from us.

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The interview skills Forward gave me really boosted my confidence through the application process, and I’m looking forward to using everything else I’ve learnt to further my career

Salma M, Forward client Read Salma’s story