Employment Support

Further help

If you’d like further help to explore your career options, find work, or training. The following organisations may be able to help you.

Career information and advice

Start In Rotherham

A free platform providing information to help young people and adults on their career journey with links to employers, live vacancies, key industry sectors, education, and training providers across the South Yorkshire area.
Age Group: All Ages

Visit the Start in Rotherham website or email employmentandskills@rotherham.gov.uk for enquiries.

Qdos Careers App

Free, user friendly online tool to explore a wide range of education and career pathways for both young people and adults. Providing information about job growth sectors, pay, local and regional career events, including virtual open days and inspiration for those not sure what they want to do.

Age group: All ages

Find out more and download the app. For enquires, Email: office@qdos-career-hub.com, or contact@qdos-career-hub.com or call +44 (844) 993 4299.

National Careers Service

Careers information, advice, and guidance to help find a job, new career, or training.

Age group: Web services and helpline available to 13+, Face to face 19+, or 18 if not in employment education or training.

Visit the National Careers Service website and follow them on Facebook. Contact an advisor on 0800 100 900.

Benefits information and advice

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Job Centre Plus

Provides benefits and support to help people get a job or training.

Age group: 18+ and 16-17 Years (meeting set criteria)

Visit the Job Centre Plus website call on 0845 6043719 or text 0845 608 8551

Work and training information and advice

Pathways Rotherham

Can help you identify your transferable skills, any training you may need, and help you get a job.

Age group: 15+, unemployed 

Visit the Pathways Rotherham website, follow them on Facebook or Email: employmentsolutionsteam@rotherham.gov.uk or Telephone: 01709 249600.

Early Help (from Rotherham Council)

Provides a wide range of support to young people and their families, including help for young people not in education, employment, or training.

Age group: All ages

Find out more about Early Help, contact call 01709 255266 for general enquires or call 01709 334905 to make a referral.

South Yorkshire Housing Association (Find Good Work)

Supporting their customers and employees find opportunities to realise their potential. Also, helping adults find the right job for them, including those currently suffering from mental health issues, discover the job they deserve.

Age group: Adults 18+ (unemployed or severe mental health condition)

Find out more about South Yorkshire Housing Association Good Work online, Email: goodwork@syha.co.uk or call 0114 2900 218.

Coalfield Regeneration Trust

Information and advice on finding a job or training for unemployed adults living in mining areas and former mining areas.

Age group: Unemployed Adults 18+

Visit Coalfield Regeneration Trust website, Email: crt.england@coalfields-regen.org.uk or call 01226 270800.

The Growth Company

Skills support for employment including information, advice, and training, to help people develop the skills they need to progress into work or apprenticeships.

Age group: Young people 16+ and adults

Visit The Growth Company website, Email: info@growthco.uk or call 0161 2281111.

Voluntary Action Rotherham

Access to both paid and unpaid volunteering opportunities to help build your CV and gain work experience.

Age group: Young people 16+ and adults

Visit Voluntary Action Rotherham website, Email: admin@varotherham.org.uk or call 01709 829821.

The Skills Toolkit

Free online courses for all ages to help individuals learn new skills and get a job. Includes ‘An hour to skill’.

Age group: All ages

Visit the The Skills Toolkit website

Further education, training and apprenticeship

Rotherham United Community Support Trust (RUCST)

Provide information, advice, sport, health and wellbeing related courses for adults and young people. Also, National Citizenship programmes and Youth Hub support to get a job or training for young people not in employment education or training.

Age group: 5+, 16+, 18+ and adults

Visit the RUCST website, Email: Community@rotherhamunited.net or call 01709 827 767.

RNN Group

A wide range of work-related courses for school leavers and adults from its Dearne Valley and Town Centre Campuses. From foundation to degree level, distance, community learning courses, and apprenticeships.

Age group: Young people 16+ and adults

Visit RNN Group website, Email: enquiries@rnngroup.co.uk or call 01709 362111.

Visit Dearne Valley College, Rotherham College website, or North Notts College websites.

The Source Academy

Provide a range of work-related courses, including virtual and distance learning, traineeships, and apprenticeships.

Age group: Young People 16+ and adults

Visit The Source Academy website, Email: marketing@thesourceacademy.co.uk or call 0114 263 5600.

Morthyng Training

Based near Rotherham Town Hall offers work related courses and Study Programmes delivered in small groups and tailored to the needs of young people not in employment education or training.

Age group: Young people 16+ not in education, employment, or training

Visit Morthyng Training website, Email: general@morthyng.co.uk or call 01709 372 900.

Xtol Development Services

Provide training, apprenticeships, information, advice and support to young people and adults in or out of work.

Age group: All ages

Email: ahearne@xtolds.co.uk or call 01709 786411.


Offer work related study programmes and traineeships, advice, and support to young people.

Age group: 16-18 years

Call Lifeskills 01709 828586.

Adult Community Learning

Helping people study and learn new skills in their own home, around their existing commitments, tailored to meet their needs.

Age group: Adults 19+

Visit Adult Community Learning website, Email: dl@rnntraining.co.uk or call 01709 513148.

University Centre Rotherham

Based in the centre of Rotherham and offer a range of higher level, degree courses and professional training qualifications.

Age group: Young people 18+

Visit University Centre Rotherham website, Email: ucr@rotherham.ac.uk or call 01709 722806.

Open University

Thousands of free online learning courses for over 16’s, along with higher level degree courses to help you develop new skills.

Age group: Young people 16+

Visit Open University website or Follow them on Facebook> .

Specialist advice and support

Landmarks Specialist College

Offer study programmes, supported internships and work experience, designed to meet the needs of young people with an Education Health and Care Plan. (EHCP).

Age group: 16-25 years

Visit the Landmarks Specialist website, Email: info@landmarks.ac.uk or call 01246 433788.

Reed in Partnership’s Job Entry Targeted Support (JET) Work and Health Programme

For individuals that have been claiming benefits for 13 weeks or more. Participants are referred by DWP Work Coaches and have the support of an Employment and Health Specialist to help develop a plan of action, along with training on CV writing, interview skills and support into training and work.

Age group: All ages

Visit Reed in Partnership’s website, or follow them on Facebook, or call 01709 915151.

Autism Plus

Support people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs, including help into learning and work.

Age group: All ages

Visit the Autism Plus website, Email: info@autismplus.co.uk or call 0114 384 0284.

Clifton Learning Partnership

Information, advice, and support for people from Roma, Slovak and other ethnic minority communities in the Clifton, Eastwood areas. Includes support around housing, benefits, employment, and training.

Age group: All ages

Visit the Clifton Leaning Partnership website or call 01709 728069 / 01709 829087.

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance

An independent charity providing information, advice and support to ethnic minority groups.

Age group: All ages

Email: team@rema-online.org.uk or call 01709 720744.

Start your own business

Launchpad Fast Track

Business start-up advice, online sessions, ongoing support and access to subsidised office and workshop space from Rotherham Investment Development Office (RiDO).

Age group: Young people 16+

Visit the Launchpad Fast Track website, Email: info@rido.org.uk or call 01709 331133.