Helping you on the road to employment

Job Coach Ceri

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.

Building Better Opportunities is joint funded by European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund .

We have two Job Coaches working from our Community Hubs in Worcester delivering Information, Advice & Guidance and both have 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
  • If you feel you would benefit from this support or would like further information please contact our main Job Coaches directly:

Ceri 07713 394 354

Lisa-Jane Wall 07741194261

“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,” Julia (Worcester Community Trust Job Coach)

Join our Job Coaches every:

Monday at the Tolly Hub, Rowan Avenue, Worcester WR4 9QW from 10am-12Noon (through Fortis)

Tuesday at the Horizon Hub, Midland Road, Worcester, WR5 1DS from 10.00-12Noon (Women only)

Wednesday at the Warndon Hub, Shap Drive, Worcester WR4 9NX from 10.00-12Noon

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:

Week long placement  with ITS (Hereford) Ltd leads to extended contract in Worcester – May 2018

Speller Metcalfe support the Job Coach and The Building Block – April 2018

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

MP Robin Walker meeting our Job Coaches at The Guildhall

The BBO project has received £3,205,300 of funding from the National Lottery Community 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.
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