The Job Shop is a free confidential information, advice and guidance service designed to assist you to get back into employment, to improve your skillset or potentially widen your career options. You may be looking for work – after raising a family, caring for a family member, being made redundant, finding your first job or being long / short term unemployed, and in need of support and guidance.

The Job Shop provides the following support:


  • information, advice and guidance on a 1-1 basis and via virtual sessions
  • better off calculations and in work benefit advice
  • support in removing barriers to employment e.g. childcare responsibilities
  • education and training assessments and referral to relevant provision
  • access to specific IT application training – Microsoft Teams
  • setting short and long-term employment focussed goals
  • CV and covering letter reparation
  • application form filling and Personal Statement guidance
  • Interview techniques / mock interviews
  • use of computers with Internet access for job searching – appointment based only
  • telephone, photocopying and scanning facilities – appointment based only
  • dedicated apprenticeship and construction teams
  • dedicated support for council tenants
  • dedicated employer engagement team, working with local employers to provide residents with local opportunities 
  • in-work support package


To be able to register with the Job Shop you must: 

  • have the right to work
  • be aged 16 years and over 
  • live within Barking and Dagenham


Job Shop contacts:

Visit us at one of our job shops – here we can help you find a suitable job, prepare your CV, fill out applications and prepare for interviews.  You can register below using our online form at or contact us by phone or email.

The support from The Job Shop was great and I have achieved so much, thank you.

Humza Sharif, LBBD resident

Barking Job Shop

Ground Floor,


Barking Learning Centre,

2 Town Square,


IG11 7NB

020 8724 8870

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

Dagenham Job Shop

First Floor,

Dagenham Library,

1 Church Elm Lane,


RM10 9QS

020 8724 8877

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

The BRIC Job Shop

Infrastructure Way,

Off Choats Road,


G4FG+QX Barking

020 8724 8877

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

For further support into the Construction Sector please contact our Job Shop Construction Team on 020 8227 2809 or email us at


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