Step up

‘Step Up’ is a free new service providing advice to help residents find work, improve their skills or make a career change, or find opportunities to learn and develop.

The Step Up service offers dedicated support to people based on their own personal circumstances.


If you are looking for a promotion at work, wanting to change your career or develop your skills, we can provide personalised advice on what to do next.


If you have been unemployed for a time, want to return to work, have been made redundant, or are finding your current job difficult because of health problems or other reasons, we will work with you to develop an individual plan to support you.


We can help you find a wide range of learning opportunities if you want to improve your skills, are deciding your next career move, have retired and are looking for volunteering or mentoring opportunities, or have just moved to the area and you are not sure what to do next.


Step Up Hubs: 

  • Airedale Library – The Square, Castleford WF10 3JJ
  • Kellingley Club – 25 Marine Villa Rd, Knottingley WF11 8ER
  • Kingsley and Fitzwilliam Community Centre - Wakefield Rd, Kinsley, Pontefract, WF9 5BP
  • St George’s Community Centre – Broadway, Lupset, Wakefield WF2 8AA
  • St Mary’s Community Centre – The Cir, Chequerfield Dr, Pontefract WF8 2AY
  • St Swithen’s Community Centre - Arncliffe Rd, Eastmoor, Wakefield WF1 4RR

For more information and to make an appointment with a member of our team at a time and place which suits you, call us on 01924 303334 or email

Step-Up Jobs and Careers Event

Wednesday 4 March -1 - 4pm

Kellingley Club
Marine Villa Road
WF11 8ER

Come along to the drop in session where you can:

  • Meet local employers and discuss career opportunities
  • Find out about training and learning new skills
  • Get advice about starting and running your own business
  • Talk to advisors from DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau or Wakefield District Housing

Local employers that are attending and will be recruiting:

WDH and WDH Homesearch scheme

TJX – Warehousing operative vacancies, Knottingley

RWE and Royle Recruitment – Engineering opportunities

Delta Academies Trust – Education and Support staff recruitment in Knottingley and other Yorkshire schools

Millennium Care– Support Worker Vacancies in Knottingley and Featherstone

Haribo – Pontefract

Crown Care, Holyrood House – Care home vacancies in Knottingley

Phoenix Garden Buildings

Arriva, Wakefield

Newly Weds Foods, Ossett

Training information:

WDH – Foundation training grants and WDH training for employment scheme

Wakefield College – training courses and general college vacancies

Wakefield Adult Education – training courses

Support / other:

Step Up – advice and support for anyone looking for work or in employment and wanting to change careers.

Wakefield Citizens Advice - advice, training and volunteering opportunities

Job Centre Plus, Pontefract – benefits and job seekers advice

Ad:Venture– new business start-up advice, review potential grants

Livewell - Supporting healthy living for the people of Wakefield 

Questions? Email: 

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