Employment Support in Solihull

Your guide to job seeker services delivered by Solihull Council

About Us

The Employment & Skills Team is made up of qualified Employment Officers.  They have many years experience of helping local people to find work and have lots of knowledge about the local labour market and new job opportunities. Over the past five years the team has helped 1200 people move into work, training and education.  You will have a named officer who will be the person that usually contacts you, and they will meet you in a public place at a time which suits you.

What we do

Solihull Council's Employment & Skills Team offers a free, impartial service to help local people find work.  It's not always easy to get a job, or even to know where to start looking.  The Employment and Skills Team is unique in offering an individual service with as much or as little support as you need, and can adapt to your changing circumstances.

We offer lots of practical support to help you find a job more quickly, but can also provide mentoring and coaching sessions to inspire and motivate you to set your own goals and think about you long term career pathway.

Who do we help?

The team can work with you if:

  • you live in the Borough of Solihull
  • you are age 15+

We might not be able to help everyone we meet.  If we can't support you we will help you to find the most appropriate organisation that can.

Our services

You can ask for help with any or all of the following:

  • One to one support
  • Help writing your CV
  • Help to find vacancies
  • Advice about Apprenticeships
  • How to job search effectively
  • Guidance to think about your career goals
  • Confidence building
  • Preparing for interviews

Come and meet us

You can drop in and meet the team at the following places:

Smiths Wood Work Club

  • Elmwood Place, Smiths Wood Village Centre, 37 Burtons Way, Smiths Wood B36 0UG
  • 2nd and 4th Friday of every month 1.00pm-3.00pm

Job Shops: Drop in to find local job vacancies and get one to one advice from the Employment Team:

Chelmsley Wood

  • Chelmsley Wood Library, Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre B37 5TN
  • Every Thursday, 12.00pm-4.00pm

Solihull Town Centre

  • The Core Library, (Solihull Central Library), Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG
  • Every Monday, 12.00pm-4.00pm

How to get in contact

If you or anyone else you know would like some help from the team it's really easy to get in touch.  You can follow the link below and fill in your details on the online form:

Log in/Register link

Or you can call us - 0121 704 8076

Or email the team: employmentteam@solihull.gov.uk

We promise to get in touch with you as soon as possible.  You can keep up to date with news and vacancies by following us on twitter and facebook:

  • @SolihullE4S
  • Solihull Council Employment & Skills Team

Need Help with IT to Find Work?

ReCOM's Access IT for Job Seekers service is for people living in North Solihull who need help with their computer skills to find work.  The service helps people learn to register on Universal Jobmatch, use emails, search job sites, complete on-line application forms or get a CV prepared.  These FREE workshops at Chelmsley Wood Library are available:
  • Tuesdays 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesdays 10am-1pm
  • Thursdays 10am-Noon
There is a choice of group sessions or '1-1' support.  To find out more or to book a session phone ReCOM on 0121 663 0335.