Since 1997 we have helped over 30,000 people move closer to or into work by providing employment support across the borough.
We are supporting the Council's efforts to create a strong, sustainable and inclusive economy by helping our residents to take positive steps to maximise their potential and thrive.
If you're out of work, trying to secure your first job, in work and looking to change jobs or just starting to think about work as an option we can help.
The free support we offer to Gateshead residents is tailored to your needs and recognises that everyone's circumstances are different - there is no 'one way' back to work.
If it's not a quick fix we will give you the support you need to overcome problems that are keeping you from getting a job. This could include:
- information, advice and guidance
- coaching and mentoring
- understanding the jobs market
- advice around health, housing or debt
- using social media and looking for work online
- boosting confidence and self-esteem
- whatever is getting in the way of you leading a fulfilling working life
If you are working at the moment, changing jobs is a big step. Whether this is to increase your hours, advance your career or work closer to home, whatever the reason, we can help you to make the move.
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What our partners say
Annie, Producer - BALTIC, Gateshead
"What I have appreciated the most about our partnership is their willingness to share expertise; enthusiasm and openness to work together and explore different ways of doing this; the commitment and care shown to the people they support; and consistent and positive correspondence."
John, Partnership Manager - Wise Group
"Gateshead Council have been a key partner since the beginning of the Wise Steps project in 2017. Wise Steps Job Coaches are committed to supporting people who face a number of challenges getting into work and they go the extra mile every day to ensure the appropriate support is provided."
Our information advice and guidance policy
We aim to help and support residents to achieve their work, learning and personal development goals by providing appropriate and timely information, advice and guidance and support to help people make informed choices.
Free information advice and guidance is available to all residents. We work locally and regionally with partners to help ensure people can access employment and skills support whatever their circumstances.
Our information, advice and guidance policy summarises what information, advice and guidance means for you and how to access our services.
Business, Employment and Skills
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