Employment support for local residents

Photo of the front of the Job Shop

The Job Shop has moved to West Orchards Shopping Centre, West Orchards Way, CV1 1QX                                                                   

Are you a Coventry resident looking for new work, education or training opportunities? 

For residents who have a disability or neurodiversity condition and need advice, guidance or assistance to job search or apply for a job, we can arrange a supported interview with a trained advisor who will tailor employment support to accommodate your individual needs.

Register with the Job Shop

We are here to help you with:

  • 1 to 1 Job Coaching: A dedicated Job Coach to work with you in a person-centred way
  • Practical Support: Support with accessibility to search and / or apply for jobs, preparing your CV, interview skills, confidence building, interview preparation and keeping your job once you get it.
  • Direct vacancies from our employer network
  • Exciting events to meet directly with local employers and training providers.
  • Careers Advice: Specialised support and guidance to help you succeed in a career of your choice.
  • Skills Support: Helping you find the right training providers for the skills you need for your chosen career.
  • Money Advice: To overcome barriers to finding employment. Money Advice can help you with claiming benefits and challenging benefit decision; entitlement checks and better off in work calculations and managing debts.
  • Barrier Breaking Support: Helping with travel costs, interview clothing and childcare support.
  • Health and Wellbeing Support: Maintaining or improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Signposting: Helping you access a range of other services that can support you.

Come and see one of our advisers at the Coventry Job Shop - the hub for you to get one-to-one support to get the job you deserve.

The Employment & Skills Service is part of Coventry City Council. We provide a wide range of support to all Coventry residents, of all ages, who are looking for work. We work with partners across the city and our Employer Engagement Team actively works with employers to generate opportunities for local people.

Our friendly and welcoming Job Shop is situated in Coventry City Centre. We are here to support you in your search for employment, training, apprenticeships and work placements. Here you can explore a wide range of local vacancies that are updated daily and access training opportunities. You can get friendly, helpful advice from our skilled team, from having your CV reviewed to getting support with transport costs and all things work-related.

Opening times

For customers with pre-booked appointments:

  • Monday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

The Job Shop offers a safe and welcoming environment for those requiring support to find their next positive destination, whether that be employment, education or training.

About the Job Shop

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop has recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In which time we have supported over 65,000 Coventry Residents with tailored 1:1 support, successfully assisting nearly 15,000 people into paid employment, and have worked with over 200 businesses each year to find vacancies relevant to our customers.

Customers are supported by experienced employment coaches to secure financial independence, upskill, enter training and education, source volunteering opportunities and receive barrier-breaking support, tailored personally to their individual needs.

We are delighted to announce that the Job Shop’s Employment and Skills projects have been awarded money as part of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s and HM Government’s Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. This funding will enable us to create a positive and lasting legacy across the entire region, leaving a mark of opportunity for generations to come.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

Coventry Employment and Skills Projects

Funded by UK Government, Powered by Levelling Up, West Midlands Combined Authority and Coventry City Council logo

These projects are funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the West Midlands Combined Authority's and HM Government's Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund.

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way

Telephone: 024 7678 5740