Led by the Nuneaton & Bedworth Citizens Advice Bureau working collaboratively with a range of partners across Coventry and Warwickshire.  Breakthrough is focused on providing targeted support to overcome and tackle poverty and promote social / financial inclusion for those with greater and more complex barriers; who experience multiple disadvantages.

Collaborate To Train

Collaborate To Train will be delivered through a consortium of the major stakeholders in education, training and business engagement including

  • Warwickshire College Group
  • Coventry College
  • University of Warwick 
  • Coventry City Council
  • North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
  • Coventry University
  • Warwickshire County Council

We aim to engage with local SMEs to support them to increase their involvement with education and employment services across 5 pilot areas: 

Building Better Opportunities: Progress

Progress offers an intensive, personalised programme of coaching, support and training, led by community charity, Groundwork UK and delivered by a partnership of leading youth charities and local delivery partners with a specialism in engaging young people.

Young people will work with a dedicated Progress Coach – an experienced youth work professional – who will encourage them to set positive goals, inspire a positive work attitude and help them navigate their own personal plan towards employment.

Routes to Ambition

Routes to Ambition will work with young people  aged 15- 24 (primarily 15-18) either disengaged, or risk of exclusion, or facing major barriers to employment due to factors such as their health and disability.

Work Related Learning Team - will offer learning programmes for young people identified as being in need of additional learning support due to being at risk of becoming NEET. Taster courses in a range of vocational areas will develop literacy and numeracy and personal skills. Staff will help to identify career pathways for those undecided.  

Work Routes

Reed In Partnership’s Work Routes provides people with the support they need to achieve their job goal.  Priority groups include those that have not worked for 2 years or more, have a mental health issue, are disabled, have no qualifications, are in receipt of ESA or have an ESOL need.

A personal action plan will be developed based on each participant’s individual needs and work ambitions.

This includes:

Skills 4 Growth

The Coventry & Warwickshire Skills 4 Growth project has recently been launched to deliver customised support to businesses to address their skills needs and gaps, and support business growth.

Positive Futures

Positive Futures is a new five-step programme delivered by Pet Xi which will increase young people’s basic skills and move them into employment, self-employment, education or apprenticeships.

The provision is available to those aged 15 – 24 and will include coaching and mentoring, employability workshops, work experience, job search and preparation, and functional skills training.

Exceed in Coventry

Exceed in Coventry, is a consortium of 5 partner organisations, all with extensive experience of working with unemployed, long term unemployed and inactive people.  Over 1300 Coventry residents will receive help from a personalised programme of support aim at moving individuals on their journey to sustainable employment.

The programme will:

Connect Me

Connect Me will support at least 909 unemployed and economically inactive residents; with priority given to people with disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, women, people from ethnic minorities and people aged 50+ living in Coventry through its network of 9 specialist delivery partners, each best placed to understand the often unique and complex barriers which deter and prevent long-term unemployed and inactive people who are furthest from the labour market from engaging in employment focused programmes.