Finding a job

Help finding a job in NorthTyneside

Young people can use the North Tyneside Connexions Service. Connexions provide information, advice, guidance and support for 13-19-year olds (up to 25 for those with an EHCP) to help them make choices for careers and learning. Advisers have extensive knowledge of the opportunities available and are fully trained in guidance skills to help young people make informed decisions.

Telephone: 0191 643 6965
Twitter: @ConnexionsNT1

Employment Support in North Tyneside
A team of advisers working across North Tyneside to support residents to find work as well as access training and volunteering opportunities.
Whether residents have been out of work a long time, recently lost their jobs, been furloughed or are on reduced income, we can provide one to one, professional support to help make a success of their future. We will create an individual Back to Work plan considering all options relevant to your needs and aspirations. This will include;

  • Understanding what you want and what you can offer employers to set your career objectives
  • Creating effective self-marketing material including CV’s and social media profiles
  • Investigating the current realities of the employment market and discovering where you are aligned
  • Developing your network of strategic contacts, looking at the visible and hidden job market
  • Increasing your effectiveness at interviews and recruitment processes through coaching
  • Exploring learning and development opportunities to assist with career transitioning
  • Providing on going in work support when you secure a job to aid career development and work life balance.

We are working directly with employers for exclusive vacancies and have excellent local knowledge of the opportunities available. This includes our Recruit Silverlink project, a unique partnership with the Crown Estate and retailers of Silverlink Shopping Park and the Gate in Newcastle.

We have a dedicated ‘Back to Work’ help line where you can talk directly with an Employment Advisor to discuss your individual circumstances and receive one to one advice and coaching. Call us on 0191 643 2111.
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Twitter: @NTEmployment
Facebook: NT Adult Learning
Telephone: 0191 643 2111

CV and job application advice

Looking for a job can be exciting, frustrating and scary - especially if you are new to the world of work. It may be best to think of job hunting as a ‘job’ in itself. It takes time, thought, effort and determination. In a competitive job market, you need to make your application stand out!

A starting point is your CV (or Curriculum Vitae – which means ‘the pathway you have taken through life’) and is a document that tells the employer about you - what subjects you have studied, what qualifications you have got, and any jobs you have done. It’s your personal statement, plus facts about your life.

For young people, the Connexions service offers advice and guidance to take you through the job search process, identifying your strengths, putting together a CV, and applying for jobs.

Telephone: 0191 643 6965
Twitter: @ConnexionsNT1

The National Careers Service has an online guide to help you put together a CV. If you have questions and would like some advice then you can speak to a National Careers Service adviser.
The National Careers Service
Telephone: 0800 100 900.

Links to job vacancy websites

The national Jobs Listing site - Universal Jobmatch  - is recommended as a starting point for all jobseekers. You will need to create a Login and Password and be ready to complete some details about yourself.
• Universal Jobmatch

Other important vacancy websites to check out for opportunities, particularly in the Public Sector, include:

For non-Public Sector jobs, also check:

For apprenticeship vacancies, check:


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