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Cheshire West & Chester

Cheshire West & Chester

Jobs, careers and skills

You might be interested in the following jobs, careers and skills information

Access to Work grant

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you start working, stay in work, move into self-employment or start a business. The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.

Apprenticeship opportunities in West Cheshire

Apprenticeships are a mixture of work-based training and education for young people aged 16 and over. There are two types of Council apprenticeship - intermediate and advanced. You can apply for an apprenticeship with Cheshire West and Chester Council or learn more about other apprenticeships via the Apprenticeship Vacancies Matching Service website.

Apprenticeships - Total People

Quick and easy way to find an apprenticeship. Browse by job title or sector or simply click on a town near you to see what opportunities are available.

Bren Project

The Bren Project is a charitable organisation based in Chester offering people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to experience supportive work placements throughout Cheshire.

Chester Voluntary Action (CVA)

Discover a wide range of local volunteering opportunities or find out how CVA can help promote volunteering roles. This organisation also supports local voluntary and community groups.

Employing young people in West Cheshire

Cheshire West Council offers several routes into employment for young people who are looking to start or develop their careers, through apprenticeships, graduate development programme and work experience.

Library Service Work Clubs

The Library Service offers various work clubs and careers information sessions across the borough’s libraries, working closely with Cheshire West and Chester’s Work Zones, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the National Careers Service.

Library volunteering opportunties

Cheshire West and Chester Library Service offers a variety of volunteering roles including Activities and Events volunteer, English Conversation volunteer, IT volunteer, Local and Family History volunteer, Rhyme time volunteer, Story time volunteer, Reading Activist volunteer, Reading Group volunteer and Stock volunteer. Applications can be made online.

Prince's Trust

Helping young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

Theory Test Pro

Provide by Cheshire West and Chester Libraries, Theory Test Pro is a realistic simulation of the UK’s driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway code. You will need you library card membership number to access this resource.

Volunteering in West Cheshire

The aim of Cheshire West and Chester Council, and their voluntary sector partners Chester and Ellesmere Port Volunteering Centres, is to increase and improve opportunities for people to volunteer. Their volunteer scheme provides details of volunteering opportunities at the Council and with other voluntary organisations.

Information last updated 14 August 2017

National information


Information about apprenticeships for apprentices, employers, parents and teachers.

Be my interviewer

If you worry about interview nerves then this site will help. You can choose the interviewer, including some famous faces. Focus on different topics and practice your perfect answers.

Finding a job

Official jobseekers pages on GOV.UK. Use Find a Job to search and applies for vacancies. You will also find information about moving from benefits into work, and your rights at work.


Courses and qualifications ranging from english, maths and IT to employability skills as well as vocational qualifications. Some courses are free depending on your eligibility.

National Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. Useful tools include a Skills Health Check, and a CV Builder, along with information on redundancy, returning to work after having children or as an older worker, and working overseas.


Careers, courses and job opportunities for graduates. Register to access the Prospects Career Planner, matching your skills and experience to relevant jobs.


Information on volunteering from The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Search for an opportunity or find support and resources.