Universal Credit provides you with personal support from a Work Coach with the goal to gain employment and demonstrate that you are sticking to your UC Claimant Commitment if you have been asked to do so. OVH and our network of partners can help you to do this!

Next Steps

Next Steps aims to put people back in charge of their lives and to give them the resources they need to break free from poverty. It does this by working with individuals on a one-to-one basis to support and encourage them, enabling them to return to training or employment. Specific support includes helping you write your CV, complete an application form and prepare for an interview. We may even be able to put you directly in touch with a company that is looking for people like you.

You can contact us for a referral or you can get in touch with Next Steps directly, visit Next Steps’ website for more information.

Working Futures

A Liverpool City Region programme, Working Futures offers support to young people aged 16 to 29, who are currently not in employment, education or training, to move towards a better future. You will be matched with a mentor who will identify the help you need, and will support you to move on to employment, apprenticeships, further education, training or volunteering.

For more information, call or text Christine Coburn on 0739 287 0799, or email chrisc@seftonebp.co.uk

Download Working Futures Leaflet information leaflet here.


Based in Bootle and Liverpool City Centre, Antrec offers work-ready training to OVH customers, providing the skills needed to gain employment. Antrec specialises and delivers Grade 1 training in: Taxi DrivingAdult Social CareCall CentreCustomer Service and Hospitality. On completion of training, an interview is guaranteed. Employers we work with include: Delta Taxis, Burger King, Costa Coffee, BT and Autism Initiatives.

For more information call Antrec on 0333 023 7450, or visit their website.


Sefton@Work offers information on local vacancies, course details on all subjects from basic to higher levels. They provide advice identifying and matching your skills to employment and training opportunities and offer advice and information on funding sources. They provide guidance assisting with developing a CV, helping you with completion of application forms, developing covering letters and improving your interview and job search skills. They can also design an action plan to help you achieve your goals.

In their offices in Bootle and Southport, jobseekers can make use of their free internet and telephone services.

Check the Sefton@Work website for more details.

Work with us

OVH and The Sovini Group recruit for a variety of roles, see The Sovini Group jobs page for the latest vacancies.

Universal Jobmatch

Universal Jobmatch will be replaced by the Find a job service on 14 May 2018. If you have an existing Universal Jobmatch account it will not move to the new service. Save any information you want to keep, like your CV, cover letters and application history by 17 June 2018.

Universal Jobmatch is a service offered through Government Gateway, which allows jobseekers to match their CV and skills to jobs posted by companies. To access the service, you need to log in to your Government Gateway account and register for Universal Jobmatch where you’ll be asked to create a profile. Register or log in here.

More help

Other ways to use job websites

Creating job alerts with Indeed.com