Learning, work and volunteering (Adults)

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Learning, work and volunteering

Employment is a very important part of life. When people have a job, they feel part of society, they have a purpose, make new friends plus have money in their pockets to buy the things they want!

These pages signpost you to information and support that is available to help you learn new skills, attend training courses, find a voluntary job and get into employment.

There is also specific information to guide people with learning disabilities.

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest Jobcentre Plus

If you want to contact your nearest office, you can find their details using the local office search. The Peterborough Jobcentre Plus can be found here.

You can write to your nearest office by using their address from the local office search. Their address will also be on any letters you’ve been sent.

You can contact Jobcentre Plus about:

Find a job

Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales.

Use the ‘Find a job’ service to search and apply for jobs.

This service has replaced Universal Jobmatch.

Start now

You can find lots more useful information on the GOV.UK  Jobcentre Plus website

National Careers Service

About us

The National Careers Service provide careers information, advice and guidance. They can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career.

This service is available to people who live in England.

Skills assessment

Learn more about your skills and match them to potential new careers.

Assess your skills

Explore Careers

Choose from over 800 career profiles to discover what a job involves.

Search job profiles

Find a course

Look for learning and training opportunities local to you.

Look for courses

You can find lots more useful information on the National Careers Service website

CP Learning Trust

What is the CP Learning Trust?

The CP Learning Trust is a not for profit charitable organisation, founded in 2003 from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Learning Partnerships.

They have a strong history of working with communities deemed most disadvantaged and supporting individuals and families who appear to have benefited least from learning.

By providing innovative, step-by-step opportunities in local settings, they provide adults with a ‘second chance’ at learning, encouraging individuals to reach their potential at their own pace.

They work closely with local volunteers and partners to provide a joined up and supportive environment for our learners.

CP Learning Trust has successfully supported more than 40,000 adults to grow in confidence, gain skills and qualifications, and to move into volunteering and/or paid work.

They have several projects in Peterborough and if you are interested you can contact them through their website  

telephone  - 01354 696479 

email - info@cpltrust.net


Peterborough Council for Voluntary Services Volunteering Centre

Peterborough Volunteering Centre acts as the hub for volunteering activity in the City, working with both organisations and volunteers.

Volunteering can help provide you with valuable experience, in lots of different ways such as:

  • You can gain new skills
  • You can meet new people and make friends whilst doing something you are interested in
  • You can build self-esteem and confidence and have a feeling of achievement knowing you have given something back
  • You can help your own community to grow and develop. Volunteering gives you a chance to give back to your community by sharing your own skills and knowledge
  • Volunteering is a great way to bridge gaps in your CV and also gives you a recent reference for employers to contact
Looking for work if you have a disability

Looking for a job

When you’re looking for work, look on adverts and application forms for the ‘disability confident’ symbol.

This symbol means:

  • the employer is committed to employing disabled people.
  • you’ll be guaranteed an interview if you meet the basic conditions for the job

Find out about jobs at JobCentre Plus.  You can find out more on the GOV.uk website.

Supported Employment

Assisting adults with learning disabilities look for appropriate work placements

Supported employment is for adults aged 18 to 65 with learning disabilities in Peterborough who are assisted to look for appropriate work placements.  

More information can be found on our Peterborough City College Day Opportunities page.

Routes into Work Guide

Preparing for Adulthood - Routes into Work Guide

This guide provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment.

With the right opportunities, preparation and support, nearly all young people with SEND can move into employment.

The Guide covers a range of subjects such as:

  • Study programmes
  • Supported internships
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Access to Work
  • Routes into Work Chart

More information on this and other subjects relating to Preparing for Adulthood can be found on the National Development Team for Inclusion website. 

Providers, Organisations and Services

  1. Adult Education/Training
  2. Community Groups
  3. Day Opportunities
  4. Employment
  5. ESOL
  6. Mobillity
  7. Transport
  8. Volunteering

Related Pages

  1. City College Peterborough Day Opportunities (Adults)
  2. Go-ViP Volunteer in Peterborough (Adults and Local Offer)

External Links

  1. Peterborough City College Day Opportunities
  2. Mencap - work
  3. JobCentre Plus - looking for work if you are disabled
  4. Information from Mencap on Employment and Support Allowance
  5. PCVS Volunteer Centre
  6. JobCentre Plus - looking for work if you are disabled
  7. The Good Neighbours (Rural Peterborough) Trust
  8. Contact Jobcentre Plus
  9. National Careers Service We provide careers information, advice and guida
  10. ARU Peterborough - Disability Support
  11. ARU Peterborough

Related Services

  1. City College Peterborough Supported Employment
  2. Peterborough JobCentre Plus
  3. Good Neighbours Rural Peterborough
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