External employment services in Harrow

This page lists the external employment services available in Harrow.

These services each specialise in a particular area of employment support and have their own referral systems. There are also organisations which offer access to education and volunteering, listed at the bottom of the page.

How to access these services

For full information about eligibility and referrals, see the links below.

Education

Learn Direct

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Learn Harrow

Offers a range of traditional and online courses including ESOL, English, Maths and Employability

  • Referral: self-refer
  • Address: Harrow Civic Centre, Third Floor, South Wing, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
  • Telephone: 020 8901 2691
  • Website

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Harrow Xcite Project

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Employment

Kennedy Scott

Offers dedicated employment advice, CV help, employability training and access to vacancies

  • Eligibility: 
    • Work programmes for anyone over the age of 18 either on JSA, UC or ESA work related activity. If they are on ESA work related activity, they are also mandated, however if they move to the support group, they are voluntary.
    • Specialist Employability Support: Anyone over the age of 18 who has a long-term illness. Client needs to be on JSA, UC or ESA work related activity. 
  • Referral: 020 8861 2659, ask for Sofia Yazmin
  • Address: Kennedy Scott, Cervantes House, 5-9 Headstone Road, Second Floor, Harrow, HA1 1PD
  • Telephone: 020 8861 2659
  • Website

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Mind in Harrow

Offers a Peer Support Employment Group (PSEG) project and real life working experience for volunteers

  • Eligability:
    • PSEG is for people over 25 years of age, eligible to work in the UK, are unemployed with a mental health condition, are living in Harrow electoral wards and not receiving any employment support.
    • Volunteering is for anyone over the age of 18 who lives in the Harrow borough.
  • Referral: Self-refer
  • Address: First floor, 132-134 College Road, Harrow, HA1 1BQ
  • Contact:
    • PSEG: Estelle, 020 8515 7874
    • Volunteering: Yohan McDonald, 020 8515 7869
  • Website:

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Peadbody Employment and Training

Supports customers on an ESF-funded programme called 'Love London Working' and can help with CV writing, job searching, job applications, interview skills, training and more.

  • Eligibility: 
    • 16 and over
    • Unemployed and looking for work
    • Working part time and receiving employment benefits
    • Right to work in the UK.
  • Address: Old Oak House, 43-45 Erconwald Street, London W12 0BP
  • Alternate address: Gatehouse Office (Peabody Estate), St Johns Hill, London, SW11 1TY
  • Telephone: 020 7089 1342, ask for Michelle Halley
  • Email: employment.training@peabody.org.uk
  • Website

PLIAS Resettlement

PLIAS Resettlement is a community-based not-for-profit organisation and registered charity located in the London Borough of Brent. Our support services are available to residents of the London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow and other boroughs in West London.  PLIAS Resettlement was formed in September 2004 and was officially established in December 2005. Our main objective from the very beginning has been to provide numerous services, primarily targeting offenders and ex-offenders, in order to support their reintegration back into society. PLIAS Resettlement evolved from several years of debate about crime, victims of crime, perpetrators and the life-long cycle of re-offending.

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Spear

Spear is a year-long programme for young people. It starts with a six-week foundation phase, covering topics including mock interviews, CVs, job applications and confidence-building, delivered through a mix of interactive group sessions and 1-1 coaching. Following the foundation phase, trainees will receive 12 months 1-1 support to help them secure work and sustain it. 75 per cent  of trainees who complete Spear Foundation find work and are still there one year later.

  • Eligibility: Unemployed people aged between 16 and 24 who are looking for work and have not been to university
  • Referrals: Self-refer or via your key worker
  • Address: Spear Harrow, St Peter's Church, Harrow, HA1 4BX
  • Contact: 020 3327 0157, ask for Christina Bird
  • Email: harrow:resurgo-spear.org
  • Website

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West Met Skills - Uxbridge College

West Met Skills at Uxbridge College run a work programme contract for JSA, ESA and Universal Credit claimants on behalf of Reed in Partnership. It also supports unemployed people who are not on the work programme by providing job-seeking guidance, access to skills training courses and general employability support on a one-to-one basis, by appointment. Free training is offered for eligible jobseekers in employability Skills, ICT, customer service, retail, warehousing and storage, business administration, preparing to work in adult social care, and food safety in catering. Most training is available at both the Hayes and Harrow campuses.

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Volunteering

Do-it.org

An online source which offers access to volunteering

  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Referral: Self-refer online
  • Website

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Wiseworks

Wiseworks provides work assessment, rehabilitation and vocational activities. They also help with job search and job retention.

  • Eligibility: Service users who satisfy fair access to care criteria and who qualify for a personal budget.
  • Referral: Via care coordinator or the personal budget team
  • Address: 74a Marlborough Hill, Harrow, HA1 1TY
  • Telephone: 020 8863 8704
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Contact details:

Address: 180 Kilburn Park Road, London, NW6 5FA
Phone: 020 3317 5132

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