Idea Store - Employment Advice

Looking for employment advice and support? Idea Store Employment Advice offers face to face advice and online support, to assist you to find that job or change career. 

Online Support

COBRA - The 'Business Opportunity Profiles' are ideal for the job seeker and for interview preparation, with detailed information on qualifications and skills, market and trading issues and useful contacts. COBRA can be accessed at your local Idea Store library or from home.

Universal Skills
Universal Skills: employability instant self-assessments for job seekers.
Assess your skills in areas vital to achieving and sustaining employment such as time management, communication, motivation and problem solving.
Step by step guide to help you to create a Jobmatch account, including setting up a profile, searching for jobs and, most importantly, creating a CV. Help with gaining or improving the skills you need for job hunting, including good customer skills, job interview preparation and how to cope with the change of starting a new job.

Employment Advice Sessions in Idea Stores

First Impressions
Are you disabled, aged 16 to 24 and unemployed?

Job Support Sessions
Delivered in partnership with Krypton Training Ltd, a specialist Careers Advice and Employment Support service provider.

Job Club
Do you need support looking for a job? Pop in and we will be happy to help and answer any of your employment questions.


A wide range of audiobooks and eBooks available to download to your PC or mobile device or burn to CD.

Who to contact

Employment Support