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Help to find a job and vocational skills

Local organisations who can support residents with advice, support and training to help people enter work. 

East Midlands Chamber provide support for unemployed people from their Glossop office and in Buxton. Call 01457 857708. 
Programmes include:

  • Better Working Futures
  • Way2Work

For more information on East Midlands Chamber Employment Services please click here

Zink Employability is part of High Peak Foodbank and provides support for unemployed people. Call/Text 07507 937554 or Email 

For more information on Zink Employment Services please click here

The Bureau  provides support for unemployed people in Glossopdale area. Call Work or Life Skills Coach on 01457 865722 or Email
Programmes include:

  • Building Better Opportunities/Towards Work -  for people unemployed over four weeks in Buxton/South High Peak. Includes work coaching, practical help and advice, work experience and microjobs (a few hours of paid work per week to gain experience and a reference)

Buxton & Leek College is the principle Further Education skills provider in the High Peak and deliver over 220 courses in 21 subject areas including vocational and leisure skills and apprenticeships. Call 0800 074 0099 or Email 

Buxton & Leek College has launched two new programmes aimed at adults wanting to develop new skills to either secure employment, or progress within a current job role.  The two programmes, Traineeships and the Return to Work, are designed to educate adults aged 19+, who want to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours that will equip them to progress to work or further study. Traineeship students will also gain meaningful work experience. For more information on these and their other skills offer please click here.

Derbyshire County Council deliver training via their network of Adult Education centres and also deliver programmes to support people access work. Including:

  • Disability Employment Service: supports disabled people to find training, work experience, voluntary work and paid employment including advice on support in the workplace, such as equipment etc. Contact 01629 532440
  • Adult careers advice: FREE information, advice and guidance to aged 19 years and over and those aged 18 who are not currently in education, employment or training.  Support is available face-to-face, via telephone, video calls, text or email. Examples of support we can offer include - help with your CV/Cover Letter, interview skills, application forms and finding the right course/training for you. Contact for High Peak, Sarah Kelly, email: / tel: 07967 391263 or visit Derbyshire County Council Careers Service for more information.
  • YES Derbyshire (Youth Employment Support): FREE work and learning support for ages 16 - 24, access local training and job opportunities, as well as a range of services to address health and wellbeing support needs. Contact tel: 01629 539720, text: YES to 86555, email: or visit YES Derbyshire (Youth Employment Support) for more information.

Beardwood Natural Living Project provides support for people in recovery from drug and alcohol dependence through gaining skills in farming, conservation and rural crafts. Also, provide activities for people with learning disabilities on other days of the week. Based in Furness Vale, High Peak.
Call 01663 749038 or Email

Derventio Housing provides support for unemployed people with multiple and complex needs that would like to move into employment, education, job searching or training.  Aimed at unemployed people in the High Peak area, Derventio Housing primarily delivered on a 1-2-1 basis in locations close to participants. The Navigator is based in Glossop. Call 07985 555067 to arrange an appointment.

For more information on Derventio Housing Trust's employability services please click here.

CAP Jobclub is open to anyone in High Peak, this is held at Revive Church, High Street New Mills SK22 4BR. They run 8-week course on Thursdays through each school term (11am-2pm, lunch provided) where you will receive friendly practical help in a relaxed environment and chance to meet other jobseekers. Call Mark Wilbourne on 07401 947609 or Email or Freephone: 0800 328 0006.

Other Support

Building Better Opportunities lists all support programmes across Derbyshire including support for people with multiple & complex needs, supporting those take first steps towards employment and those experiencing financial difficulties. 

  • Buxton Jobcentre Plus - 84-86 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BU  0800 169 0190
  • Glossop Jobcentre Plus -  28 Howard St, Glossop SK13 7DD  0843 903 3866
  • Gap Personnel - Buxton Branch for industrial recruitment at 2 Hardwick Street, Buxton. Call 01298 77797 (private agency).
  • KPJ Group for industrial recruitment at 34 High Street West, Glossop SK13 8BH (private agency).
  • Wheels to Work provide help when transport difficulties are stopping you get to work, training or college - includes financial help and access to mopeds, new, reconditioned and electric bicycles.
  • The National Careers Service can provide you with information, advice and guidance on skills, learning and work including telephone or face to face advice.
  • Find an Apprenticeship is the national government website advertising apprenticeships. It is possible to register and receive alerts based on your selected criteria.
  • Find a Job is the national government website advertising vacancies (and replaces Universal jobmatch). You can create an account, upload your CV, create job alerts and use it to discuss your work search activity if in receipt of benefits.