Work Matters - Support for Business and Employment

Work Matters - Support for Business and Employment

This service offers resources and supports to those interested in starting up their own business or looking for work.

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Are you looking for a job or a career change? Are you thinking of starting your own business?

The Work Matters service at your library is a perfect place to explore, research and learn new skills.

We have a broad collection of resources relating to job seeking and employment including how to build a CV and interview skills, as well as daily newspapers, PCs and online access to help you search for employment opportunities and prepare your application. If you have any query, members of the library staff are on hand to help.

This service is available in all of our branches.

The resources and supports include:

 Free Online Resources

  • eLearning Courses 
    Do you want to learn new skills but don’t have time to attend a course? Why not take a self-paced, online course at a time that is most convenient to you? You can access over 400 online courses through Universal Class covering a huge range of subjects from career training, writing skills and health to entrepreneurship, office skills, web development, much more. Library members can register with Universal Class and start a course within minutes. When you have completed a course you will receive a certificate providing documented evidence of your learning so you can put it on your CV.
    Business Courses            Career Training        Computer Training    Entrepreneurship

  • Online Newspapers 
    Keep up to date with the latest news from around the globe, search for job advertisements and research companies of interest in your career area.Read today’s national and international newspapers online for free. Login to Proquest using your library card number and choose from over 900 newspaper titles.
  • Digital Magazines
    Browse the online Magazine collection, which includes a wide range of genres such as technology, craftsbusiness, current affairs, health, and many more for unique perspectives and insight into the current trends.
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks 
    If you’re thinking of changing career direction or starting your own business, learn from experienced business leaders through their biographies or read up on subjects such as management and ethics, social enterprise, digital marketing and leadership.  Check out the business ebooks  and eAudiobooks available on BorrowBox
  • Online Language learning
    This is your opportunity to learn a new language and give your business an extra competitive edge! Choose from over 70 languages including Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English.
  • PCs and Internet access
  • Space for meetingsstudy and research
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Workshops, presentations and networking opportunities
    Keep an eye on our events page


Further support is available below:

Employment Support

Business Support