Building Better Opportunities Stafford & South Staffordshire
We support people who are unemployed to get their life back on track. Our programme is unique in that it looks at all areas of your life and supports you to overcome the barriers you’re facing in aspects of your life. We want you to be happy and healthy so that in the future you feel capable and confident enough to apply for work. Some people may not be looking for full-time work, but would like to work part-time or to do volunteering in the community. We can also support you to find volunteering opportunities or work placements to improve your skills, your CV and most importantly improve yourself.
The journey to get to that point will be different for every person and that’s what makes our programme special; we treat you as the unique individual you are, we respect that everyone’s story is different and we empower you to live your best life. We listen to you, support you and put you first.
Courses available in:
- First aid
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
- Food safety
- Manual Handling
- Health & Safety
- Customer Service
- Digital Skills
Work placements and volunteering
With our wealth of partners and contacts we are able to match you to valuable work placements and volunteering opportunties across Stafford and South Staffordshire to help boost your employability skills.
Participants have taken work placements and volunteering opportunities with the following organisations:
University Hospital of North Midlands
Work Club, Work Ready
Our Work Clubs take place each week across Stafford and South Staffordshire. They’re a hive of activity where participants and advocates meet, catch-up and take advantage of a range of services, including:
- Job searches
- CV writing
- Volunteering opportunities
- Work placements
- Interview workshops
- Online job applications
- Computer access
Visit a Work Club
You can drop-in to any Work Club or make an appointment by calling us on 01902 696 228.
Wombourne Work Club, 10am-12pm every Tuesday
Huntington Work Club, 2pm-4pm, every other Tuesday
Penkridge Work Club, 2.15pm-4.15pm, every other Tuesday
Codsall Work Club, 10am-12pm, every Thursday
Perton Work Club, 2pm-4pm, every Thursday
Featherstone Work Club, 10am-12pm, every Friday
Great Wyrley Work Club, 2pm-4pm, every other Friday
Stafford Library, 10am-12pm, every Monday
Holmsroft Library, 2pm-4pm, every Monday
Rising Brook Library, 2pm-4pm, every Tuesday
Northfield Centre, 10am-12pm, every Wednesday
"I’ve completed training including my First Aid Certificate and I’m starting another course next week. I visit the Recovery Hub twice a week for classes that support my mental wellbeing.”
"Building Better Opportunities lets you do things at your own pace so you’re not overwhelmed. The best bit has been the help and support from everyone."
“Since joining Building Better Opportunities I’ve improved my digital skills. Using the computers was something completely new to me but now I’m confident with the computers.”