Employment Support for Women 

Building Better Opportunities is a three-year project funded jointly by The Big Lottery Fund and The European Social Fund,  it is aimed at supporting the most disadvantaged women in the Black Country from social exclusion and poverty.

At Aspiring Futures, we can offer eligible participants a personalised support package helping women move towards achieving their personal goals in life, either through employment, gaining the skills and confidence to engage in the community by improving  their spoken English, or gaining the ability to access online services for themselves.  

The job readiness offer includes:

  • Regular 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching from a named worker at Aspiring Futures
  • Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) throughout the programme
  • Small Group Sessions - creative activities to improve soft skills required for work
  • English Language skills for Employment for women who have English as their second language
  • 1-2-1 and small group workshops for basic computer skills (including universal job match), CV writing, understanding  the job application form and interview techniques
  • Holistic support to improve mental health and personal well-being

What to expect from the programme:

  • Improved confidence, sense of well-being and presentation skills
  • Improved soft skills - key transferable skills for work
  • Improved ability to apply for jobs independently
  • Progression into employment or self-employment
  • Progression in to accredited learning (nationally recognised qualifications)
  • Progression in to volunteering
  • In house Certificate of Work Readiness (on completion)
  • Job reference for the first job (on successfully completing the programme)