INFORMATION, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

EMPLOYMENT

SUPPORT

Support tailored to your needs

Nova can help you with a wide range of pre-employment Information through our Advice and Guidance (IAG) services. We provide aspirational advice combined with detailed local knowledge in order to help you best capitalise on available opportunities. We can lend a hand, whether it’s taking the next steps in your career, returning to work or planning a change in career direction.
Our advisors can help you to prepare, look for and find work, building skills and confidence along the way. We give support in finding courses, volunteering opportunities and work placements and tailor our services to meet your individual needs, fully embedding equality and diversity considerations, as part of the Nova family.

Nova New Opportunities Employment Support
Employment Support

Support when life is challenging

We know life can be full of unexpected challenges. At Nova we make sure you don’t have to face difficult times alone. We listen to your concerns and problems and support you in developing solutions. Of course, we are not experts at everything but if we do not know the answer ourselves, we will assist you in accessing the right service and refer you to one of our partners.

We ensure everyone gets the support they need and want. Nova is there so no one is left behind.

All our Advice and Guidance services are free of charge. Call us or register here.

Nova roots logo

If you have already registered, you can also drop in at one of our weekly workshops in the local  community.

FIND OUT MORE

" They have ideals and retain their integrity which gives them an edge...They do not ignore problems but always respond. "

— Partner quote, 2023

Nova People

What we offer

  • 1-1 support and advocacy from a dedicated adviser
  • Individual action plans agreed with an adviser
  • Workshops on CVs, covering letters and application forms
  • Support with internet based job searches and registering with and making contact with agencies
  • Help improving IT skills, utilising social media to improve your visibility to employers
  • Regularly updated current vacancies
  • Interview technique practice and assessment centre preparation
  • Links to local employers
  • Referral to other organisations where appropriate
  • Advice around benefits, cost of living and local support available.

ALL we WANT IN RETURN …

  • Be on time for all appointments and call if you are unable to keep an appointment
  • Play an active role in achieving the goals set out and agreed between you and your adviser on your action plan
  • Let us know if you find work or start a training course
  • Be responsible for your own data storage

Register Here
Education and employment advice banner Nova

What People say

“I thought I was unemployable at 59, but [they] helped me upgrade my job – when I got the interview I couldn’t believe it!”

– Participant quote, 2023

“Without Nova we would be stuck. The advisers are very professional.”

– Participant quote, 2023

“Starting with an English language course years ago they helped me progress and that got me my dream job which has made all the difference to me and my family.”

– Participant quote, 2023

“They relate like real people.”

– Participant quote, 2023

What we offer

  • 1-1 support and advocacy from a dedicated adviser
  • Individual action plans agreed with an adviser
  • Workshops on CVs, covering letters and application forms
  • Support with internet based job searches and registering with and making contact with agencies
  • Help improving IT skills, utilising social media to improve your visibility to employers
  • Regularly updated current vacancies
  • Interview technique practice and assessment centre preparation
  • Links to local employers
  • Referral to other organisations where appropriate
  • Advice around benefits, and local support available

What People say

“They have time for you – I thank them for being so patient”

– Participant quote, 2020

“They stopped me going over the edge when I was at my lowest”

– Participant quote, 2020

“I could not imagine not being able to go there [Nova]”

– Participant quote, 2020

"Nova demonstrates a value-driven charity that lives up to its ideals and is committed to being there for the people who most depend on the service it provides. This is in turn appreciated by recipients of the service whose lives have been transformed or at least made bearable by the efforts of staff… the integrity of their offer means they stand apart from other voluntary and statutory organisations."

— Matrix Assessment, 2023

Matrix Logo

All we ask in return…

  • Be on time for all appointments and call if you are unable to keep an appointment
  • Play an active role in achieving the goals set out and agreed between you and your adviser on your action plan
  • Let us know if you find work or start a training course
  • Be responsible for your own data storage

Register Here

CONTACT

Our services can be accessed via face to face, online and over the telephone and our advisors are available Monday- Friday 9.30am -5.30pm.

Office address
2 Thorpe Close
London W10 5XL

Tel: 0208 960 2488
Email: reception@novanew.org.uk

Education and employment advice banner Nova