The Towards Work programme will support you with those first steps towards gaining employment. We have a team of specialist organisations who can work with you to support you in getting closer to your goals. You will receive one to one support to firstly make sure you are eligible to access our programme, before a personalised plan is agreed with you to look at overcoming barriers that may be holding you back from employment or education.
We will help you get closer to work, education or training in the following ways:
Our Work Coaches will work with you to agree the support you need to get you closer to your goals
We will help you to remain in work or training once you have secured a place, by working on some of the barriers you face
We will support you to feel more confident and ready to look for the right opportunities for you
We will provide you with a Personal Budget to help you access work. It can be used for things like child care, work equipment, training, bus passes, clothing and much more!
Once you feel confident to begin looking for work, you will meet your Job Broker. Our Job Brokers specialise in finding local employers who understand the programme and find jobs and opportunities for you to apply to. The Job Brokers will continue to work with you whilst in work to help you stay in work, access your Personal Budget and to make sure the role is right for you. You will also be supported to find volunteering, work placement and job opportunities in your area.
We recognise everyone is different. Each participant begins their journey with a needs assessment which will form the basis of their Action Plan.
Participants will receive one-to-one support from their Work Coach and Job Broker to help them to work through their barriers.
Throughout their journey, participants will have access to the Towards Work Resource Centre. Its unique interactive tools support and enhance Job Searching, CV and Personal Branding, Interviewing, Skills and Wellbeing, in order for them to reach their highest potential.
Our team work to obtain work placements to build experience and skills before work. In-Work support is able to continue when relevant for up to three months to help sustain employment.
Start your Journey
The Towards Work programme is no longer taking new referrals. If you have already submitted your referral before this date, we will be in touch. People already receiving support will continue to be supported until end March 2023, and will be signposted as required as they end their provision with us. For advice on other support available, please contact your local Job Centre.
Towards Work is delivered throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire by a partnership of local organisations who specialise in supporting people into work.