Building Better Opportunities can help you gain work

Funding from the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund

Building Better Opportunities is a programme that supports people who are currently unemployed or economically inactive to find work. 

Age UK Milton Keynes is supporting people aged 50 or over and carers aged 16 or over.  As well as working in Milton Keynes we are also delivering a programme of support in Aylesbury, Bicester and Banbury.

We aim to move you nearer to work - either paid employment or self-employment.  You may wish to undertake further education or training, gain qualifications or improve your Basic Skills in English and/or numeracy.  We may be able to fund the training that will help you gain work.

Building Better Opportunities is funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.  In Milton Keynes the organisations involved in the project are local charities Age UK Milton Keynes, MK Dons SET, MK Christian Foundation, MIND BLMK and Talkback UK.

Practical help and support

Age UK Milton Keynes is working with anyone over 50 years of age and carers aged over 16, and offers a range of support including:

  • career guidance
  • CV writing
  • help with job search
  • interview skills and mock interviews
  • support for people who need help developing their IT skills, workshops and one-to-one coaching.

Age UK Milton Keynes may be able to provide work experience opportunities and coaching for people considering roles in retail and catering.

Interested?

Please call Sue Sapwell on 01908 550700.

Wednesday morning drop-in

We run a weekly session at the Spotlight Centre, 114 Serpentine Court, Lakes Estate.  Call in 10.00am - 1.00pm to speak to an adviser and find out more about the help that is available.

Wednesday afternoon drop-in

We run a weekly session at the Peartree Centre.  Call in 2.00 - 5.00pm to speak to an adviser and find out more about the help that is available.

Friday morning drop-in

We run a weekly session in Wolverton at the Bath House, Stratford Road.  Call in 9.30am - 12.30pm to speak to an adviser and find out more about the help that is available.

Drop in and speak to our friendly, helpful adviser

Further information