The Building Bridges programme is here to support you:
The Building Bridges programme is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The programme aims to help people facing challenges and barriers to move into work by injecting £3.9m into supporting individuals in Swindon and Wiltshire. As part of this we are seeking to support employers in Swindon and Wiltshire by matching them with individuals who can add value to their workforce and providing support to both the employer and employee.
According to the 2015 UKCES Employer Skills Survey:
- 1,651 establishments in Wiltshire and Swindon reported having at least one hard to fill vacancy (8% of establishments).
- Yet the area has an estimated 14,200 unemployed individuals
Swindon and Wiltshire has a wealth of people with valuable skills, abilities and potential who are being overlooked because employers are focusing on the barriers they face rather than the skills and attributes they could bring to the workplace.
Number of vacancies that were hard to fill in Wiltshire & Swindon
Approx. Number of unemployed people in the area
Are you ready to think differently?
We can help you to get started by offering work experience for as little as one hour per week, with the potential to offer further progression opportunities through employment or voluntary work.
With free support and careful matching from our team every step of the way, we can help to source an appropriate candidate for your workplace, potentially adding value to your organisation and opening a whole new world of opportunity for the participant.
FREE support we can offer employers in Swindon and Wiltshire
How you could benefit from taking part in the programme
Find Out More
Wiltshire Employers Contact: Claire Pearce
Phone01225 718 425
Employment and Skills Service:
Swindon Employers Contact: Claire Allaway
07769 281 645
The Building Bridges programme is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The project has received up to £3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.