Employment &

Work Readiness Training

The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit has expanded over 60 new courses have been added, so there’s an even wider range of free courses, to help people build up their skills.

Kettering Community Unit

Practical skills, undertaken with the support of WEA and First for Wellbeing CIC may also offer recognised accreditation or qualifications.

Tresham College Learning Centre

Whether you’re completely new to computers or want to brush up your existing IT skills. Tresham offer free courses in a professional adult learning environment located on Newland Street.

Barclays Life Skills

Helps young people kick-start their career with LifeSkills, building confidence, strengthening CV’s, interview tips and learning new skills to help you get the job you want.

Aim higher Northamptonshire

Working with schools, colleges, work-based learning providers and community projects covering a range of activities to widen and increase participation in the next level of learning, employment and training


FutureLearn  partner with over 170 world-class universities, institutions and industry leaders to create world-class courses to help you with your career.

Open Learn

OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources, with almost 1,000 free course

National Careers Service

This free impartial service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Great opportunity to enhance your skills

First For Well Being

Adult Learning Service provides education for adult learners. It aims to meet the needs of local communities & individuals to encourage lifelong learning. There are more than 600 courses currently on offer each year


Courses are free of charge to anyone who is currently experiencing any form of mental health distress. Tutors are selected specifically because of their own experiences of mental health illness


Looking to gain new skills? Do you want help into employment? Workpays offers free courses to young adults aged 16-24, helping you to develop skills. Find out if you are eligible to join

Looking for a Job?

Universal Jobmatch

Universal Jobmatch allows you to post your CV, create cover letters, be matched to jobs, get updates on jobs that interest you and get hints, tips and ideas to help your job search


Service led recruitment agency who are committed to finding the perfect match for both clients and candidates

Job Centre Plus

Provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work. They offer information about training opportunities for the unemployed and also administer claims for Income Support & Jobseeker’s Allowance.


One of the UK’s fastest growing independent recruitment businesses, operating through a network of over 30 locations nationwide.

Support for young people

Kettering Training Services – Study Programme

The Study Programme is an alternative to 6th Form and College for anyone aged 16 -18. The programme aims to support individuals to maximise their potential to progress onto Further Education or skilled employment- no matter what your previous qualifications or learning.

Princes Trust

We work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through our Enterprise programme. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we’re with you every step of the way.

Teenage Market

The Teenage Market gives young people a free platform to showcase their creative talents. It’s all about supporting the next generation of market traders and bringing an influx of energy, vibrancy and diversity to towns across the UK


Provide students with impartial advice about their future career plans and aspirations.  The team of career Consultants are available at all crucial transition points, including Key Stage 4, Post 16, Post 18, Exam Results Days and Enrolment Days.  The advice guidance information is impartial and objective.

Young Enterprise

YE provides a practical way for young people to get a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running a business. Through these programmes, students gain a first-hand insight into the career of local employees and learn about the skills which are valued in the workplace.


icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.