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Job Shop services for people looking for work

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  1. Job Shop services for people looking for work
  2. Our partners
  1. Exciting opportunities to support Coventry residents into jobs
  2. Collaborate to Train Coventry and Warwickshire

Exciting opportunities to support Coventry residents into jobs

Routes To AmbitionRoutes to Ambition logo 2017

Working with young people in Coventry aged 15 - 24 who are either disengaged, at risk of exclusion, or facing major barriers to employment such as health and disability.

Support includes:

  • Learning programmes and vocational taster courses;
  • Specialist support to develop self-esteem, build resilience and coping skills and tackle barriers to getting a job;
  • Programmes to develop key life skills;
  • Community-based learning activities in areas of high unemployment and exclusion;
  • Vocational learning packages in subjects such as hairdressing, childcare, and ICT.

Routes to Ambition will ensure seamless referral routes into Ambition Coventry and other programmes once young people become eligible.

For more information on Routes to Ambition contact Bonnie Woo, telephone 07947 523 899

Delivery Partners:

ConnectMeConnect Me logo 2017

Supports unemployed and economically inactive Coventry people to address barriers from participating in the labour market, through flexible support, tailored to individual need. 

Over 900 people will be supported, particularly workless residents with disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, women, people from ethnic minorities and people aged 50+.  

Support is being delivered through a network of specialist delivery partners, with understanding of the unique and complex barriers which deter these groups from engaging in employment focused programmes. Innovative support methods will also be used, including training volunteers to become ConnectMe Champions.

Delivery Partners:

Exceed in CoventryExceed in Coventry 017

Support to over 1,300 Coventry residents by providing personalised programmes of support aimed at supporting individuals on their journey to sustainable employment.

The programme is:

  • Developing new approaches to engage with people who are disengaged;
  • Providing bespoke provision tailored to meet individuals’ needs;
  • Developing and utilising strong employer relationships;
  • Building upon proven interventions to provide people with the best possible support.

Delivery Partners:

These programmes are funded through the European Social Fund.

Collaborate to Train Coventry and Warwickshire

Leading organisations from across Coventry and Warwickshire have joined together to support local businesses across the region. The project is supported by the European Social Fund and aims to improve the ways in which education providers, local authorities and other stakeholders work together with businesses to provide high quality and effective education and training services in a more collaborative, user-led way. It will be delivered through a consortium of the major stakeholders in education, training and business engagement. 

We aim to engage with local SMEs to support them to increase their involvement with education and employment services across 5 pilot areas:

  • Pilot 1:  Work Experience Placements
  • Pilot 2:  Supported Internships
  • Pilot 3:  Apprenticeships
  • Pilot 4:  School engagement activities
  • Pilot 5:  Innovative models.  We will also look at new ways of working and innovative models, to facilitate easier collaboration and networking across the project.   We would like to incorporate more employer consultation into our processes and involve businesses in the design and development of future and current services

Collaborate to Train will work across the whole Coventry and Warwickshire LEP area. The project aims to facilitate long lasting change within the education and training system of Coventry and Warwickshire, ensuring that activities are:

  • Fit for purpose
  • Business led
  • Responsive to Needs

Find out more and enquire at Collaborate to train or contact

The Job Shop

Monday to Friday, 9.15am (Thursdays 10.30am) to 4.30pm.


Tel: 024 7678 5740

1 Bull Yard
European Social Fund logo

These programmes are funded through the European Social Fund.

European Social Fund

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