Helping you on the road to employment
Worcester Community Trust has become one of the latest local organisations to gain funding to employ a job coach under a national scheme called Building Better Opportunities. This project is joint funded by ESF and the Big Lottery Fund.
Mark Steadman joined our team in February 2017 and will be working from each of the Community Hubs in Worcester. Mark is qualified to deliver Information, Advice & Guidance and has several years of experience in supporting individuals into education, training and employment.
Building Better Opportunities has a specific focus on those who are out of work, including those that may be claiming JSA, ESA, Universal credit or Income Support.
Individuals on the project can expect 1:1 tailored support that will identify areas that can be improved on. Each individual will have their own action plan and will be fully supported throughout.
- Male & Female of any age
- Unemployed and long term unemployed
- Economically inactive (Not in ETE)
- Individuals with disabilities
- Ethnic minorities
- Individuals wanting to move into Education & Training
- Aged 50 or over
- 16 – 24 year olds
We will help with:
- CV Building
- Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG)
- Help with applications
- Interview preparation
- Help to identify training
- Confidence building
- & Much more
“People often come to us low on confidence, apprehensive or thinking they aren’t good enough. We can help boost your confidence and get you on the right path, You can do it,” Mark Steadman.
If you feel you would benefit from this support or would like further information please contact Mark direct on 07391 017681 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also contact Julia email@example.com
Our Job Coaches are extremely successful in giving help to their clients. Here are just a few examples of their great work, which can be found on the Worcester Community Trust Blog:
Job Coach and Joy Project team up to employ a project worker – December 2017
We are part of Fusion, which was created in 2014 with the vision of Housing Partners and specialist local Voluntary Community Sector organisations coming together to deliver Worcestershire wide emplyment solutions. The video to the right is the Building Better Opportunities showcase video on the success stories of some of the BBO participants. Most of the video was filmed at our Community Hubs. Visit the Fusion website here: FUSION WEBSITE
Our Job Coach Mark Steadman with Robin Walker MP
The BBO project has received £3,205,300 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.