Help Finding Work
Fortis Living is a proud member of the Fusion Group; a collaboration of local Housing Associations and Community Service Providers that has secured ESF and Big Lottery Funding to deliver Employment Support in Worcestershire.
Fortis Living now has two Fusion Job Coaches who are available to work with individuals on a one-to-one basis across Worcestershire through the Building Better Opportunities Programmes.
With support from a dedicated Job Coach each participant has a personal package of support based on their own individual circumstances and needs. By recognising and building on strengths and abilities participants will gain confidence to enter the world of employment.
Participants receive help with all aspects of job search; CV Writing, finding vacancies, completing applications, interview techniques, confidence building and much, much more. As well as this we understand that finding work is also about feeling confident with other aspects of your life. Our Job Coaches work within the Fortis Debt Prevention Team which also supports people with benefit, money and energy advice. This means we can offer a total support package so that when you find the job you want you are in a position to accept it and move forward with confidence.
Our Job Coaches are already achieving great results with participants who have found work, completed training courses and made great strides towards rewarding, permanent employment.
To date (Nov 2017) our Fusion Job Coaches have helped 23 people find work and have supported 13 into training.
Funding for our job coaches
The BBO project has received £3,205,300 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
“The most helpful and beneficial employment support tool I have ever used. Working with Fusion puts you on a high, draws out your confidence and ensures that your time is used in a proactive manner. “ – J.C (Participant)