Help getting a job

Support to help you get the job or training you want

We can help you improve your job prospects by providing one-to-one support, volunteering opportunities and work clubs. We also provide dedicated support for young people. Our services are free. To find out more or register your interest, call us on: 01733 396404 or email: community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk

"The support provided through the Orton work club has been fantastic. Rob, who runs the work club, made me think of new ideas and also made time to help me with my pre-interview. I now have a job working for East Anglia Ambulance Service."  Mark, a Cross Keys Homes tenant.

Here are some of the things we can offer you:

For information on the latest training opportunities, take a look at our events calendar, visit Facebook, or give us a call on: 01733 396404.                                                                                                                                  

Learn my Way

learn my way - leaflet

Do you struggle to use a computer? We can help you improve your IT skills to help you get the job you want. We run the Learn my Way course twice a week at venues across the city.

The course lasts up to eight weeks but can be completed sooner. It will show you how to:

  • use a computer
  • stay safe online
  • create a professional CV
  • search for jobs and apply online
  • shop, bank and communicate online.

To book a course, ring us on: 01733 396404 or email us.  

Pre-apprenticeship programme

As part of our commitment to helping young people into work, in 2012 we launched a pre-apprenticeship programme. Participants spend six months with us doing paid work experience and get help with CVs, application forms and job interviews.

To date, more than 90 young people have completed the programme. At least half of them have moved into employment, education or training.

Check out what some of our pre-apprentices have to say:

To find out more, have a look at our pre-apprentices page. Or, to register your interest, ring us on: 01733 385000 or email us.

Work Clubs

Work Clubs

Our Work Clubs are the place to come for help getting back into work:

  • City Centre Work Club, City College Peterborough, every Monday at 10am
  • Orton Work Club, Orton Library, every Tuesday at 10.30am
  • Learn My Way IT Training, City College Peterborough, every Wednesday at 12.30pm 
  • Dogsthorpe Work Club, Central Avenue Library, alternate Thursdays at 1.30pm
  • Hampton Work Club, Hampton Library, every Friday at 9.30am
  • Westwood Work Club, Westwood Hub, every Friday at 10.30am
  • Bretton Work Club, Bretton Library, every Friday at 1pm

Information advice and guidance sessions

Information advice and guidance sessions

If you need some extra support, then a friendly session with an advisor could really help you. An advisor can help you write a good CV and covering letter, improve your interview skills, and help you identify the skills you already have.

To talk to an advisor and book a session, call 01733 396404 or email us