Employment help for the over 25s

Dedicated help to those aged 25 and over to overcome barriers to getting employment, education or training.

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Do you offer any employment help specifically for the over 25s?

'Building Better Opportunities' is a personalised programme that supports people aged 25 and over to overcome barriers to getting employment, education or training.

Some people know what they want to do to make positive changes, but it isn’t always easy to know how to change things that aren’t working well. Often it can be about having more confidence and motivation. This is where the Building Better Opportunities programme helps.

The programme is delivered by the council’s employment education and skills team and is personalised to an individual’s needs.

Who can take part?

To be eligible to receive this support you need to be:

  • living in Beverley, Bridlington or surrounding areas in the East Riding
  • not currently in paid employment.

You can still take part even if you are claiming benefits. The programme is completely voluntary.

What are the benefits of taking part?

You will get the chance to work with a dedicated personal adviser and/or keyworker, depending on the level of support that you need. Your adviser/key worker will meet with you at a local setting, convenient to you, and can offer  help with the following kind of things:

  • finding activities that will help to increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • assistance finding suitable training if needed
  • help with job searching, CV writing, completing  application forms and practising interview techniques

All of the support is confidential. 

Where is it held?

You will meet with an adviser at a venue that is local and convenient for you. This might be at a local café, adult learning centre, community centre, library or anywhere that is easy for you to get to and somewhere where you feel comfortable talking. 

What activities are included in the programme?

Activities on programme include the following:

  • Weekly 1:1 support 
  • Improve confidence, self-esteem, mental resilience, greater inclusion and healthy lifestyles workshop
  • Personal budgeting
  • Employability workshops 
  • Local employer-led mock interviews 
  • Business project  
  • Budget to help with remove personal barriers
  • Facilitating work placement's/experience, volunteering
  • Peer support  
  • Identifying gaps in basic skills. 

Does it cost anything?

The programme is free to you if you are out of work or not in paid employment. 

How can I take part?

If you would like to apply to join the Building Better Opportunities programme, or you would like some more information to see if it’s right for you, please get in touch:

Tel: (01482) 887670

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