Employment and training

There are several agencies in South Tyneside here to help you get back into work, training, or education, or support you with setting up your own business.


  1. Job centre plus
  2. South Tyneside College
  3. South Tyneside Adult and Community Learning
  4. South Tyneside Ten
  5. South Tyneside Community Service Volunteers (CVS) 

Job centre plus

Jobcentre Plus can specifically give help to support jobseekers, lone parents and those with health problems and disabilities with professional advice on tax credits, childcare, support to help you manage the health problem or disability in employment you may have.

You can access all of the vacancies held by Jobcentre Plus by logging onto their website.

You can also access the vacancies on the Jobcentre Plus database by contacting the Jobseeker Direct service by telephone. Advisers will help you by letting you know about the available and suitable vacancies you are interested in, in the area you are looking for work. Call 0845 6060 234. If you have hearing or speech difficulties, call the textphone on 0845 6055 255.

South Tyneside College

South Tyneside College has hundreds of courses that can help you to build an exciting future. Whether you want to change career, get a better job, start your own business or just use your brain. There are both full time and part time courses. You can find courses to help you to develop skills or learn new ones.

For full details of the full range of available courses visit the South Tyneside College website.

South Tyneside College's website has details of all of its education and learning opportunities as well support available to new students.

The college has a number of open days throughout the year and all details are contained within the college prospectus which you can find in local libraries, download from the website or you can call them on 0191 427 3500.

South Tyneside Adult and Community Learning

South Tyneside Council Adult and Community Learning team promotes a wide range of training, education and learning opportunities based in a variety of community based settings across the borough.

More information about the kind of opportunities available can be found by contacting Adult and Community Learning:

Phone: 0800 073 1772
Email: acl.learnerenquiries@southtyneside.gov.uk
Or visit the adult learning webpages.

South Tyneside Ten

Next Steps is an Information and Guidance Service delivered via South Tyneside TEN from their offices at Jarrow and South Shields.

The Next Steps Adviser can give you full details regarding career paths, the qualifications you need for certain jobs and independent advice regarding training and education.

Contact South Tyneside TEN via their website or by telephoning their offices:

Jarrow: 0191 423 4792
South Shields: 0191 455 7778

South Tyneside Community Service Volunteers (CVS)

People from all walks of life decide to help others by volunteering. There are many benefits to be gained from volunteering.

  • Enhance your employment potential
  • Make new friends
  • Gain confidence
  • Stay active
  • Try a new direction
  • Access training and qualifications
  • Make additions to your CV
  • Have fun

Contact CVS on 0191 456 9551 or visit the South Tyneside CVS website to find out more about volunteering and current opportunities.