Havant Skills and Employment Hub

The Havant Skills & Employment Hub (HSEH) offers a one stop shop to anyone over the age of 18 seeking employment in the Havant Borough

Community First launched the Havant Skills & Employment Hub thanks to funding support from the Solent Supporting Employment Programme, a project managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation and part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Catering to Havant Borough residents aged over 18, the Hub provides tailored advice and support towards seeking employment, access to training opportunities, as well as information about local job openings.

With guidance from staff, the Hub will help you find work in a role that suits you.

Sessions run Thursdays 10-12 at Heart of the Park (formally Leigh Park Community Centre), in the Common Room. 

Visit Heart of the Park to register with the Hub for regular support, or simply drop in to find out about what the Hub can help you with.

One-to-one support and advice will be available on finding relevant roles and refining your interview techniques. You can also find out about training opportunities for a variety of industries, from hospitality to health and social care, as well as skills everyone needs for employment success. Staff will be on hand to advise on which courses are right for you.


What if you need support after landing your first interview? If you need ongoing support to get into work, the Hub is here to help you through every step towards your job interview and beyond. The Hub can arrange for a companion to support individuals with higher support needs to attend interviews.

The Hub also aims to address digital exclusion, an issue facing many more people without their own IT equipment during the pandemic. Hub attendees are welcome to use the Hub’s IT facilities to search for jobs and you can even borrow a tablet on loan.

We can help with your CV; interview techniques; job searches; training; self-employment support; and anything employment related that you need support with.


Here is what employment hub attendee Steve Davey had to say about his experience of using the service:


Why not let us help you find the right job for you!

For further information, please contact our Positive Pathways teams at positivepathways@cfirst.org.uk or call 02393 873808

Training opportunities & support for self employment plans   

Loan 4G tablets & use of laptops free of charge


Support with job searching & building skills

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I do there?

Sessions at the hub are informal and are run by our training team.  They will be there to help you by providing advice and support that is specific to you for seeking employment.

They will also be able to provide you with access to training opportunities that are specific to you, as well as information about local job openings.

With help and guidance from our team, the Hub will help you find work in a role that suits you!


Is it free?

Yes! The service is completely free and we are here to help you find a job that suits you.

Our team are here to help you by providing advice, support, and training, that is specific to you.



Who runs the session?

We have a dedicated training team that will be on hand at each session.

They can help you with your CV, training, job searches, mock interviews, and anything else related to seeking employment.


I am not good at interviews

We can provide advice on interview techniques.

We can also help you by doing mock interviews and providing feedback on what you are doing well and any tips on how to improve your technique

I don't have a CV

Don’t worry!  We can help you create a great CV during the sessions

Will it affect my benefits if I attend?

No!  These sessions are there to help support you getting into the workplace but they do not affect your benefits.

I don't have a computer

Not a problem at all!

We have laptops you can use during the sessions at Heart of the Park and we also have 4G tablets that can be loaned  free of charge.



I am not looking for a job but I have a business idea. Can you help me?

Definitely! We can help you support you with your self employment plans.


Do I need to book?

No!  Just drop in at Heart of the Park (Leigh Park Community Centre) any Thursday 10-12 to talk about to our team.  You will find us in the common room.

We hope to see you soon and can’t wait to help you find work in a role that suits you!



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