Hartlepool Borough Council

Hartlepool Working Solutions - Economic Regeneration



The Hartlepool Working Solutions team of the Economic Regeneration Section helps Hartlepool people and businesses to maximise employment and self-employment opportunities through innovative training and recruitment solutions. The main programmes currently being delivered are noted below.


Support for Hartlepool Residents

What is Hartlepool Working Solutions?  

Hartlepool Working Solutions is part of Hartlepool Borough Council's Economic Regeneration Team and has over fifteen years experience of supporting residents into education, employment or training through the delivery of a high quality service.  

How can Hartlepool Working Solutions help you?

We will work with you to produce an individual action plan detailing the support you will receive which could include:-

  • Job search and Job Club; 
  • Access to employment opportunities displayed and updated weekly; 
  • Information on training opportunities; 
  • 1:1 support with interview techniques;
  • Information on volunteering;
  • Help with CV's and application forms, and;
  • Information on self-employment,

CSCS Testing Centre

In order to meet the growing demands of the local construction industry and the requirement for employees to have a valid CSCS Card to work in this sector, Hartlepool Working Solutions operate a CSCS Testing Centre in central Hartlepool.

The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Card is the industry's largest scheme; it lists the holder's qualifications and is valid for either three or five years.  The card currently covers over 220 occupations including trades, technical, supervisory and management. It demonstrates Health and Safety awareness as all cardholders have to pass the appropriate CITB-Construction Skills Health and Safety tests.  Most contractors and clients now demand proof of competence i.e. a CSCS card, before allowing workers onto their sites (further information can be found at www.cscs.uk.com).

The CSCS Testing Centre based in Hartlepool Enterprise Centre has two testing stations which are available to sit most types of CSCS tests.  This testing service is available to both clients and businesses who wish to pay for the tests privately.

The charge is £30.00 per test and an additional £30.00 to apply for the card.  To book a test or for more information please call Hartlepool Working Solutions on: (01429) 284482.

If you are Hartlepool resident and want to apply for a Green Labourer Card and require an IOSH Working Safely certificate please call Hartlepool Adult Education on (01429) 868616.

Support to Employers

  • Recruitment & Selection - we can advertise your vacancies, short list and interview on your behalf should you need the support and act as the first point of contact for all enquiries regarding your vacancies.
  • Work trials and placements - working closely with Jobcentre Plus we can co-ordinate work trials and work placements to suit your business needs.
  • Apprentice Grant to Employers (AGE) - you may get a £1,500 apprenticeship grant if:  ·         you have less than 50 employees
    ·         your apprentice is aged 16 to 24

You can claim support for up to 5 apprentices. Call National Apprenticeship Service for more information on 0800 015 0600

  • Redundancy packages - supporting you and your workforce should you have to make people redundant
  • Employment legislation and HR policy support and advice.  

Please see www.investinhartlepool.com for further information.


The team and CSCS Test Centre are based in units 23-24 and 34 Hartlepool Enterpirse Centre, Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 8EY.

Contact Information:

Hartlepool Working Solutions
Hartlepool Enterprise Centre
Brougham Terrace
TS24 8AY

Tele: 01429 284482

Opening Hours:

The offices are open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday.
For the CSCS Test Centre opening hours please call (01429) 284482.

Access Information:

Hartlepool Enterprise Centre - on site car parking including disabled parking bays, disabled access, access to an interpretation service and lift to all floors.

External Links
Hartlepool Borough Council is not responsible for the content of any external websites and does not endorse any product or organisation contained therein

www.cscs.uk.com).www.investinhartlepool.com for further information

Contact us

Telephone: 01429 266522

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