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    I have never visited a job centre before, and have been trying to find answers to my questions via the internet and telephone (but jobcentreplus.gov.uk is poo, and it's a Sunday), so I was wondering if another, more clued up TSR user would be able to help me:

    Do you have to go to your nearest job centre or can you go to any branch?
    Do I need to book an appointment, or will they see to me if I just turn up?
    What do I need to take with me?

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    Wow, that text is small!

    Sorry but I cant actually read it!
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    (Original post by emmajcunningham)
    I have never visited a job centre before, and have been trying to find answers to my questions via the internet and telephone (but jobcentreplus.gov.uk is poo, and it's a Sunday), so I was wondering if another, more clued up TSR user would be able to help me:

    Do you have to go to your nearest job centre or can you go to any branch?
    Do I need to book an appointment, or will they see to me if I just turn up?
    What do I need to take with me?

    Chars,
    Much love,
    e.
    What are your questions?

    Do you want to sign on to Jobseeker's allowance or just search the Jobcentre database for jobs?

    If you are just seeking to search for jobs, use the website (which has all the jobs on their database on it) - http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

    You can also sign on to Jobseeker's allowance online - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employme...kers/index.htm

    By the way, thisbemadness, you can increase and decrease font size by holding down control (ctrl) and moving your mouse wheel.
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    (Original post by Agamemnon)

    By the way, thisbemadness, you can increase and decrease font size by holding down control (ctrl) and moving your mouse wheel.
    Right, I didnt know that, thanks!

    Ive used the Jobcentre previously and must admit, I didnt actually like going there. You might be better off just using the internet site to look for jobs and then phoning them up if you need details on how to apply, which is what I do. But obviously if you want to speak to someone in person you'll need to actually go in and see them. You can go to any branch, I think you'll need your National Insurance number (they always ask for mine when I phone them up anyway)
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    It depends what you are wanting to know about.

    If you are looking for a job, just go in. They have machines where you can look for a job and phones where you can arrange interviews and stuff. Occasionally it used to say "Please see an adviser for more details" but I think they use the JobCentrePlus phone line instead nowadays. Again, you can use the phones in the Job Centre to do this, or you can do it from home.

    If it is regarding applying for benefits they usually require you to make the initial application over the phone. They can send you an application form if you prefer, but it will mean your claim is delayed by a few days for posting. Once you have made the initial application (takes about an hour, but the phone call is free) they will book you an appointment at your local JobCentre to continue the application.
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    Ok, i actually work for the JobCentre plus and am currently at work right now while writing this. If anyone wants any information, if im at work id be happy to answer your questions if you'd just personal message me with any questions regarding the website/jobs/information etc id be happy to help!
 
 
 
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