Working Progress, Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Project Offers Holistic Support into Work
The Working Progress project offers holistic support to people wanting to get onto the path to employment. Aimhigher, one of 8 Northamptonshire based organisations are working together to provide holistic support to people across the county. In partnership with Commsortia and The University of Northampton Aimhigher delivers the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project. Working Progress offers rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing, job search, application forms and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual’s journey towards employment.
Who are our beneficiaries? Anyone who is 19+ and out of work can take part, but we focus on those with additional and multiple barriers to work who often fall into these categories: Disabilities, Over 50's, BAME Groups, (Ex-)Offenders, and Carers.
Who is funding the project? The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme and is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund
Aimhigher provides employability workshops together with on-going coaching and mentoring support throughout the job search process and further support when initially starting work. Workshops include small group work, 1:1 sessions, motivation and confidence building, personal and CV development, interview skills, job search and job application support; all focusing on individual needs and their journey into employment, ideally paid employment. Additional specialist advice is signposted and sourced from other project partners.
The Aimhigher Northamptonshire information leaflet.
Aimhigher COVID-19 RESPONSE:
Currently staff are working from home during this current period of ‘lockdown’ and can be contacted via email, phone, text or letter. For further details as to the wider sectors response, please visit www.aimhighernorthamptonshire.co.uk