Supporting you into employment

Big Lottery and European Social Fund fundedSupporting you into employment

If you are aged 50 or over and are currently unemployed but want a job or to improve your chances of finding work - this is for you.

Helping you to a better future

Building Better Opportunities is a programme designed to support people who are currently unemployed or economically inactive - it aims to help you find work.

We can help you improve your chances of finding work - either paid employment or self employment - by helping you undertake further education or training, gain qualifications or improve your Basic Skills in English and/or numeracy.

What support is available?

The support is tailored to the needs of each participant and can include:

  • career review
  • update or create your CV
  • support with job search
  • interview skills and mock interviews
  • work experience
  • support into self employment

Specialist support

For participants with limited experience using computers we offer free access to and use of computers.  We can provide support to help you develop your IT skills and feel more confident using the internet for researching job opportunities.

If you are interested in working in catering we can support you to gain a Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate.

If you are looking for work in retail we can offer an introduction to this type of work, including customer care and using a cash till and card machine in a work environment.

If you are interested in starting up your own business we provide mentoring and coaching.  We can help you explore options and opportunities to get your business started.

Please get in touch on 01604 611200

Northamptonshire based Voluntary Sector organisations are working together to provide holistic support to people across the county.   As part of Commsortia we are delivering part of this £1.4 million Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, helping people back onto the path into employment.

Working Progress offers rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual.

This project is funded by Big Lottery and European Social Fund.  For more details visit the Commsortia website.