External employment services in Hillingdon

This page lists the external employment services available in Hillingdon.

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 volunteering, training for people recovering from addictions and work for ex-offenders listed at the bottom of the page.


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


The Citizens Trust

The Citizens Trust offers one-to-one support with CV writing, job applications, placements and further training. It also supports ex-offenders in areas like talking about personal information, transport and clothing for interviews and lunch through the Second Chance project.
Eligibility: Ex-offenders need to have a probation officer.
Referrals: Self, or services like JCP and the NHS.
Tel: 0208 566 1206
Website: https://www.thecitizenstrust.org.uk

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Fountains Mill

Fountains Mill Young People’s Centre provides information and advice about careers, qualifications and skills as well as volunteering and apprenticeships.
Eligibility: Living in Hillingdon; aged 13-19, or up to 25 with additional needs.
Referrals: Drop in to the careers advice point. Your care team can also refer you.
Contact: Tel: 01895 558 160 or 01895 257 855
Website: https://www.young.hillingdon.gov.uk/fountainsmill
Address: 81 High St, Uxbridge UB81JR

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Hillingdon Adult Education

Hillingdon Adult Education provides drop-in job shops at three sites: ring 020 8569 1613 or see the  free employment training page on their website for details. Hillingdon Adult Education also offers a variety of full- and part-time courses to people living in the borough; details on their adult learning website.

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Ingeus, Maximus and Reed in Partnership all offer dedicated employment advisers, CV help, employability training and access to vacancies.


  • Mandatory (compulsory): Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 25 or over (after 12 months) or 18-24 (after nine months), and claimants who have moved from Incapacity Benefit (after three months). People claiming JSA who are 'seriously disadvantaged' may also have to go on the programme. People claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA) who are in the Work Related Activity group and are expected to be fit for work (within six months).
  • Voluntary: Anyone claiming ESA.

Referral: Mandated referrals to the Work Programme.
Tel: 01895 280 700 (Ingeus); 020 3551 7525 (Maxiumus); 01895 816 180 (Reed)
Website: www.maximusuk.co.uk/ (Maximus); www.reedinpartnership.co.uk (Reed)
Address: Ingeus: Ground floor, Wellington House, Cowley Road UB8 2XW; Maximus: 914-918 Uxbridge Rd, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 0RW; Reed: Kings Yard, 20 High St, Uxbridge UB8 1JN

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Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides one-to-one support, depending on a person's needs, for up to a year. After this claimants will be handed over to a specialist work programme provider (see above).
Eligibility: Unemployed people who want to find work.
Referral: At your local Jobcentre. Ask for the Disability Employment Adviser.

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Seetec supplied one-to-one support, pre-employment training and help finding work, usually for up to 26 weeks.
Eligibility: People who receive health-related benefits or who have a long-term health condition or disability.
Referrals: Via Jobcentre Plus or from registered colleges.
Tel: 0844 5564 449 (Avanta Saunders)
Address: 52-53 The Mall, London W5 3TA

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Peabody Employment and Training

Peabody support customers on an ESF-funded programme called ‘Love London Working’, and can help with CV-writing, job searches and applications, interview skills, training and anything else needed on their journey to employment.

Eligibility: Over 16,  unemployed and looking for work; working part time and receiving employment benefit; has the right to work in the UK.
Tel: 020 7089 1342, ask for Michelle Halley
Email: employment.training@peabody.org.uk
Website: https://www.peabody.org.uk/community-programmes/employment-and-training
Address:  Old Oak house, 43-45 Erconwald Street, London, W12 0BP or Gatehouse Office (Peabody Estate), St Johns Hill, London, SW11 1TY

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Uxbridge College

Uxbridge College runs the Work Programme contract for ESA claimants in the Work Related Activity group on behalf of Reed in Partnership. It may also work with unemployed people who are not on the Work Programme by providing job-seeking guidance, access to courses and general employability support on a one-to-one basis, by appointment. Uxbridge College also offers a range of further and higher education courses to general students. Contact:
Tel: 01895 853 333
Address: Uxbridge Campus: Park Rd, Uxbridge UB8 1NQ; Hayes Campus: College Way, Coldharbour Lane, Hayes UB3 3BB

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Mind Employment Project>

The Mind at Work project aims to support individuals to access work, volunteering or training opportunities. The team will offer skills employability skills training, emotional support and mentoring. If you feel this service will be of benefit, please fill in the details on this form and return it to the employment support coordinator at Mind. Do not worry if you are unable to fill in all the details.

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Help for people living in Hillingdon who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addictions is available from Project Aspire. They offer individual support, structured training and access to volunteering.
Eligibility: People who are abstinent or who have stabilised their drug or alcohol use and are assessed as suitable for the project.
Referrals: Self, or by their substance misuse support service.
Tel: 01895 207 788
Website: https://www.hagam.com
Address: Project Aspire, HAGAM, Old Bank House, 64 High St, Uxbridge UB8 1JP

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Hillingdon Volunteer Centre provides advice, information and opportunities for volunteering.
Eligibility: People aged 16 or over who live or work in Hillingdon.
Referrals: Self.
Tel: 01895 442 730
Website: www.havs.org.uk
Address: Hillingdon Volunteer Centre, Key House, 106 High St, Yiewsley UB7 7BQ

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Blue Sky Development offers six-month paid contracts to ex-offenders, plus extra training and support to help support them when their contract ends.
Eligibility: Ex-offenders on probation or recently released from prison. Due to the nature of the work, people who have committed certain offences may not be employed.
Referrals: By completing the application form on the website or via a key worker.
Tel: 01895 832 662
Address: Colne Valley Park Centre, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5PG

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Contact details:

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

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