• Find a job with Universal Jobmatch

    Find a job using the Universal Jobmatch service - jobseekers can match their CV and skills to jobs posted by companies

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) - rates, eligibility, how to claim online, JSA online, rapid reclaims, JSA interview

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks)

    The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - get a criminal records check: applications, tracking and appeals

  • Access to Work

    Access to Work is money to help you do your job if you have a disability or health condition - eligibility, how to apply

  • Apply for an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for apprenticeships - you must be 16 or over

  • Apprenticeships

    How to become an apprentice – qualifications, pay and training, take on an apprentice, funding, employer grants

  • Career skills and training

    Find courses and training online with the National Careers Service and get advice on funding the costs of learning

  • Checks employers can make on job applicants

    Checks employers might need to run on job applicants, including right to work in the UK, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS - formerly CRB) checks and health checks

  • Complain about Jobcentre Plus

    How to complain about Jobcentre Plus - including how to contact the chief operating officer, Independent Case Examiner, and the ombudsman

  • Contact Jobcentre Plus

    Jobcentre Plus contact details for claims, appointments, help finding a job and checking local Jobcentre Plus opening hours

  • Employment rights and pay for interns

    Rights for interns and students in the workplace; work experience; work placements; rights to the National Minimum Wage

  • Ex-offenders and employment

    The law on criminal records and employment, including spent convictions, rehabilitation and exceptions for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS - formerly CRB) checks

  • Help with moving from benefits to work

    Find out about help you can get moving from benefits to work - work trials, programmes and clubs, New Enterprise Allowance, help with drug or alcohol problems, carer support

  • In Work Credit

    In Work Credit stopped on 1 October 2013, you can no longer apply - find out about other support that's available

  • Job application form: Jobcentre Plus

    Use this form to apply for a job if the employer asked you to use it and they advertised the job through Jobcentre Plus.

  • Job Grant

    Job Grants stopped on 1 April 2013, you can no longer apply - find out about other support that's available

  • Job offers: your rights

    Rights of employees when accepting conditional and unconditional job offers and about breach of contract

  • Looking for work if you're disabled

    Employment rights and questions you can be asked about your disability - disability symbol, employment advisers and reasonable adjustments

  • References: workers' rights

    Getting a work reference from an employer either while in work or when applying for a new job - and what workers can do if they think it's unfair

  • Return to Work Credit

    Return to Work Credit stopped on 1 October 2013, you can no longer apply - find out about other support that's available

  • Volunteer placements, rights and expenses

    Find volunteering opportunities, and volunteer rights, pay, expenses, age limits, criminal record checks

  • Work Choice

    Work Choice can help you get and keep a job if you’re disabled and find it hard to work - help you can get, join the scheme

  • Your rights and safety when looking for a job

    Help and advice on finding a job including where to look and safety when looking for a job


Additional detailed guidance from government departments