Looking for Work? Make the “Progress”

Employability support programme – the “Progress” – which came to Coventry and Warwickshire exactly a year ago as a part of the “Building Better Opportunities” project, has just revealed impressive outcomes showing how the region is tacking the poverty and social exclusion.

Led by Groundwork UK, with support from the Council and local delivery partners, “Progress” came to the city with the aim to help young people aged 15 – 24 improve their chances of employment by offering them local coaching support in order to put them on the right path to a successful future.

After a year, the “Progress” together with the whole “BBO”(Building Better Opportunities) project has changed the lives of millions of people and the achieved results are just the beginning of the whole process.

As project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, it is free and is open to everyone in NEET(not in employment, education or training), or at risk of NEET in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Therefore, even though it’s funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the project itself is nothing like a lottery. Contrary, as Andy Harrison says:

“It’s a universal offer, everyone is welcome”.

Andy Harrison, the Head of Contracts for Groundwork, UK (main programme leader) shares the results of the programme achievements, and tells more about the programme itself.

Becki Coombe, the Chair and Director of The Learn2 Group, one of the programme delivery partners, also adds on why the programme is beneficial and explains, how the partnership works.

For further information and explanation on how to join the programme please visit www.groundwork.co.uk ;and for more information about the Lear2Group delivery partner please visit www.thelec.org.uk.

To follow the action on Twitter  use the hashtag: #BBOProgress

The link to listen for the full interviews with more in-depth details about the programme and its’ benefits:




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