Work, learning and volunteering

Libraries host job clubs to help jobseekers find and apply for jobs. We also have a volunteering programme with many roles available, enabling people to give back to their community, while also gaining essential skills and experience. 

Jobseeker support

We work with various partners to offer job clubs to help jobseekers find and apply for jobs.

Jobcentre Plus: Universal Job Match

Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad. You will first need to register with Universal Job Match to save job searches, upload your CV, set up email alerts and keep track of your past applications.

Career resources

Apprenticeships

Everything you need to know about apprenticeships.

Freelancing Matters

Everything you need to know about freelancing.

Jobseekers: help and advice

​Government advice on finding a job and claiming benefits.

National Careers Service

​Helping you to take the next step.

Plotr

​Careers website for young people aged 11-24.

Prospects

The UK's official graduate careers service.

Talent Match Northamptonshire

​Big Lottery Fund supported programme that is tackling long-term youth unemployment in Kettering and Wellingborough.

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Free online learning courses

Future Learn

​Free online courses from top UK and international universities.

MOOC List

​Directory of Massive Open Online Courses offered by different providers.

Open learn

​The home of free learning from the Open University.

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National volunteering resources

Association of Volunteer Managers

​National networking group for volunteer managers.

Charity Jobs

​Charity jobs and volunteering opportunities.

Do-It

​Volunteering made easy: search through over 800,000 opportunities and apply online.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award: volunteer roles

​Support young people to gain this important recognition.

NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations)

​Umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England.

NHS Choices, Why volunteer?

NHS information about the health benefits to both the volunteers and the people they help.

Vinspired

​Aged 14-25? Find a volunteering opportunity to suit you.

Volunteer Placements, rights and expenses

​Government information on volunteering.

Volunteering England

​National volunteering body supporting best practice volunteering policy, research and innovation.

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Northamptonshire Central Library

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Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Volunteer to help children learn to love books as part of our Summer Reading Challenge at your local library. Find out more at http://www3.northampto...

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Northamptonshire County Council

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Youth Ambition Awards finalists

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a special young person for a Youth Ambition Award. We are pleased to announce the finalists and...

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Timeline Photos

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2017 OVO Energy Women's Tour Survey

Did you watch the Women's Tour? It really is a fantastic event for the county. The organisers would love feedback from spectators. Just go to: https:...

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