Winchester Discovery Centre

Job Seekers

This is a selection of modules designed to cover skills required to get a job and also in the job.

Applying for jobs can be a demanding business, but these sessions will help you feel confident and well prepared.

Sessions from 10am – 11am:

  • Basic computing
  • Start or improve your CV
  • Where to look for jobs
  • Interview techniques

Please see What's on for more details.

  • Provided in the Winchester Discovery Centre.

  • Courses are free but booking is essential.

  • Please visit the box office opposite our café to enrol, phone 01962 873603 or make a booking enquiry.

We also run a drop-in workshop every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. We can help you in any of these areas or you can just use a computer for your job search.


Winchester Services for Job Seekers

Discovery Centre Employability and Drop-in

For all age groups

The Discovery Centre offers weekly Employability sessions on Basic Computing, CVs, Job Search and Interviews between 10 and 11am.

There is also a drop-in workshop between 11am and 12 noon.

  • Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester Hants SO23 8SB
  • Contact: Helen Bonner, telephone 01962 873603

Carroll Centre: Job Club

For all age groups
Carroll Centre Job Club offers weekly drop-in sessions providing assistance with job searching, CV’s, writing letters of application, careers advice, college and training providers. Community Café sells lunches/snacks. Internet access is available in school term times- from 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm. The Carroll Centre also offers local voluntary work experience opportunities.

Carroll Centre Job Club is held (term times) on Thursdays- from 1pm to 2.30pm

  • Carroll Centre, Somers Close, Stanmore Winchester SO22 4EJ
  • Contact: Christine Hill or Wajda Tabassum on 01962 840022 email

Friday afternoon youth drop-in

Careers information and networking for the under 25's

Drop-In offers assistance with reading documents, form filling, job searching, unemployment support, careers advice, apprenticeships,  voluntary work, CV’s, building records of achievement, training courses at local colleges/education providers, advice on benefits and where to get free debt counselling. Young adults can talk confidentially about issues that concern them. Refreshments are available.

Friday afternoons- from 12.30 pm to 3pm (term times).

  • St John's House, The Broadway, Winchester, Hants. SO23 9BE
  • Contact: Steve Maloney, Chris Hill, Sharon Rose on 01962 840022 or email

The Volunteer Centre

Voluntary workers/employers of mixed ages
For enquiries about volunteering or organisations requiring voluntary workers, you can contact the volunteer Centre. There is a regular Drop in on Tuesday mornings at the Discovery Centre Café Jewry Street Winchester between 10am -12.noon for more information or telephone 01962 871713 or you can email

  • The Volunteer Centre, The Colebrook Centre, Colebrook Street, Winchester Hants S023 9LT
  • Contact Sue Heath Caldwell or David Bradshaw. Telephone 01962 871713 or email

National Careers Service

For all age groups
National Careers Service provides online careers advice and information about a wide range of employment and funding including job profiles, CV’s, covering letters, careers advice career planning.

The Princes Initiative for Mature Enterprise

Mature Adults over 50’s age group The Princes Initiative for Mature Enterprise- PRIME senior enterprise initiative- offers support services to mature unemployed people offering courses for the over 50’s and giving advice about setting up and running a small business.

Youth Options

For under 25’s
Youth Options run a range of courses for young people helping them build self confidence and enabling them to experience a range of challenging physical activities. Work experience places can be obtained and services such as the ‘National Citizen’s Service for Year 11 and school leavers’. Youth Options is a charity with significant success in supporting, developing and engaging children and young people.

Activities are based at various venues.

  • King Alfred Youth Activity Centre, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester, SO23 0LD
  • Contact: Youth Options. Telephone 07808 641617 or 01962 854119.


For under 25’s
YMCA is a Christian charity which runs a range of clubs and courses for young people, helping them build self confidence and enabling them to experience a range of challenging physical activities. There are YMCA bases and hostels countrywide. There is a Refresh Youth Venue at St John’s House in Winchester. YMCA can offer voluntary work and advice for young people.

Information can be obtained online or by telephone about YMCA current activities

  • St John’s House, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9BE
  • Contact Mike Simpson Telephone Number 01962 864234


Under 25’s
Youthtube is a website for young people in Hampshire provided by Hampshire County Council. Youthtube offers section of information on; in my area: youth teams: health and relationships: jobs: money: learning: Youthtube provides careers advice and information about a wide range of employment, job profiles, CV writing, Covering letters, Career planning and apprenticeships.

Youthtube provides online information.