Our partners

At the Job Shop we work collaboratively with a range of partner organisations. We strongly believe working in partnership will enable local people to achieve more and be able to access more opportunities. 

We have an excellent reputation for delivery

At Coventry’s Job Shop a number of partners, with a similar objective to place adults and young people into employment and training opportunities, have come together to deliver an integrated employment service for Coventry residents. By working together we have ensured that our respected service has seen unprecedented demand from people looking for training and employment, achieving excellent results for Coventry residents and employers.

Our UKSPF Project partnership includes:

Voluntary Action Coventry

Who work to influence change and innovation in systems and services locally, to shape a more fair and equal future and improve people's lives. They encourage resilience in communities, by supporting people to build their personal capacity, and enabling them to do more for themselves.

Their Improving Lives course is for anyone aged 18 years and over who wants to know more about volunteering opportunities in Coventry and have a go at some volunteering activities to increase their confidence and well-being. The Improving Lives course consists of 12 structured sessions of engaging activities, discussions, visits and support that take place twice a week.  Additionally, participants can access to one-to-one support and guidance to help them with volunteering or employment barriers. 

The aim is to support participants to focus on their futures and realise their potential, improving confidence in their own skills and abilities and what they have to offer, and to learn about and practice elements necessary for finding, applying for and securing volunteer or work roles.

We are passionate about the voluntary and community sector and the role that volunteering plays in enhancing individuals and communities.

Please visit www.vacoventry.org.uk for further details

Alternatively, contact:

Franchesca Middleton, Volunteering Officer

024 7531 5910

Tia Bhayat, Senior Improving Lives Officer

024 7652 1152


Foleshill Women’s Training

We offer support to women - all delivered at our women only centre, which is single sex, safe and trusted.

  • Open to all women in the city but specialist support for women who are:
  • Ethnic minority
  • Multiple barriers and complex needs
  • Excluded
  • We offer a HOLSTIC programme of support to enable Economically Inactive women to ‘move forward’ towards better wellbeing and economic outcomes:
  • Access to basic skills including Pre-Entry ESOL, and Digital Skills – provided by FWT and external partners.
  • Weekly Wellbeing Workshops online – themed, linked to health, IAG, external partners presenting.
  • Monthly onsite Wellbeing workshops
  • Plans for external wellbeing activities – canal walks, library visits
  • Volunteering opportunities created at FWT and at external partners.
  • Digital skills modules and courses – referrals internally to Barclays Life Skills
  • Internal referral for wrap around support for health, integration, Coventry Women’s Partnership (domestic violence, sexual violence, at risk of exploitation, legal support, housing)
  • External referrals to partner agencies.

Foleshill Women's Training website

Email enquiries to: employment@fwt.org.uk

Coventry and Warwickshire Co-Operative Development Agency

Our Employment and skills support for economically inactive residents in Coventry helps customers gain valuable skills through training, and support to prepare for or move into employment. Operating within the community our friendly and approachable advisers assist people from a range of backgrounds to improve their chances of finding employment.

Our friendly staff will help you to:

  • Identify your career goals
  • Attend employability workshops
  • Identify & apply for job vacancies
  • Create a CV & covering letter
  • Gain job interview skills
  • Gain support into volunteering

And support you to:

  • Look for jobs and complete Job Applications
  • Improve your Interview Techniques and help Build Confidence
  • Explore your career options and interests
  • Develop Skills To help you find work, e.g. Using the Internet)

Website: Employment - Coventry & Warwickshire CDA (cwcda.co.uk)

Tel: 024 7663 3911

Email: info@cwcda.co.uk

Coventry Employment and Skills Projects

Funded by UK Government, Powered by Levelling Up, West Midlands Combined Authority and Coventry City Council logo

These projects are funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the West Midlands Combined Authority's and HM Government's Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund.

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.30am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.

Address: West Orchards Way

Telephone: 024 7678 5740