Help for Recruiters

Jobcentre Plus offers practical recruitment support and advice to employers that open up jobs to its jobseekers.

Employer Services Line

The Employer Services Line connects employers with local employer advisers who can help them to:

  • Design and word job vacancies.
  • Develop pre-employment training.
  • Recruit in new and fair ways.
  • Access general advice about recruitment.

Work Trials

Work trials give employers the opportunity to try out a potential jobseeker on benefits before offering them a job.

Once agreed with Jobcentre Plus, employers can offer a work trial if the job is for 16 hours or more a week and lasts for at least 13 weeks.

The work trial can last up to 30 days for jobs lasting six months or more, or up to five days if the job is for less than six months.

Employers interested in carrying out a work trial should contact the Employer Services Line on 0800 169 0178.

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