If you live in and/or access services in Suffolk and are looking for a helping hand to get a job or training, Opportunity Suffolk may be just what you are looking for? If you face challenges to get you ready for work, Opportunity Suffolk has a network of partners who can support you – whatever challenges you face.
Opportunity Suffolk is a flexible programme designed to help you develop the skills you need and support you into work or take a step towards it.
Opportunity Suffolk is a network of local specialist support organisations with a wide range of expertise to help build skills, gain confidence and meet the challenges you face to get you into employment or training.
The programme is tailored specifically to individual needs, whatever and however complex they may be. You will have a mentor who will be there to support you. If you can’t make it to us, we can come to you.
The programme is funded as part of the Building Better Opportunities by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
Who is it for?
Anyone aged 24 or over, who lives in and/or access services in Suffolk and has not worked in the last six months.
What does the programme include?
This flexible programme is designed to meet your needs. It offers intensive targeted support this could include:
- Identifying the development needs and support required
- Information, advice and guidance session
- Financial and budgeting support
- Housing and debt advice
- Childcare support
- English language training
- Mentor to provide continuing support throughout the programme
- Motivation and confidence building
- Action plan to map out the relevant support
- Bespoke package of support to overcome issues you face
- Support applying for jobs
The length of the programme is determined by your needs.
We work with eight different specialist organizations. Find out more about our partners here
If you need to develop further skills and require training, we will help you find it or if you need additional support we can signpost you onto relevant support groups and programmes. Our recruitment team will be on hand to help you find local employment opportunities.
How to get involved