Job searching and career advice

Group attending an ICT course at an Idea StoreImproving your employability at Idea Stores

Idea Store Learning works with partners across the borough, including with WorkPath, to deliver a range of unique English, maths, digital skills and employability programmes that will support your path to employment.

We offer a range bespoke courses and support to access supported employment programmes such as those that WorkPath offer.

Our classes are both online and classroom based, and aim to get you ready to start work in the sector of your choice.

Business and ICT courses

Idea Stores  offer a range of courses to help you get started in IT, business and finance. Need to know more about computers, the Internet or email? Enrol onto one of our friendly and supportive IT for Beginners classes.

If you want to gain skills to work in finance then our Bookkeeping and Sage for Beginners courses are a good place to start.

Improving your skills

If you are looking to improve your skills we offer courses for those who already understand the basics. Our IT Improvers classes help you develop and expand the skills you have learned in Beginners.

We have a range of project management courses to build your business skills, including MS Project which combines business and IT.  

We can help you to achieve English and maths qualifications required for work and further study.


Tower Hamlets Council provides an employment service called WorkPath for residents. This provides tailored employment support for people at all levels of work, skill or experience.

This includes:

  • help with training opportunities
  • access to work experience, apprenticeships or graduate schemes
  • CV help
  • interview preparation.

Jobsearch websites

If you are looking for a job, or are interested in changing your career, there are a number of job search websites that you can use.

You can also contact your local Jobcentre Plus, or use the Find a job facility on the UK government website. 

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