Job coaching: supporting jobseekers with business-led coaching

Business in the Community’s (BITC) job coaching programme aims to engage businesses across the UK to support jobseekers through a series of coaching sessions.

Our ambition is to address the unemployment issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting people at risk of being left behind as the country recovers and helping to build back an inclusive workforce.

How does it work?

  • Businesses join the programme by offering their employees a volunteering opportunity to become coaches.
  • We fully train your employee volunteers as coaches, providing them with all the necessary tools and resources.
  • Coaches are then matched with jobseekers to provide one-to-one support.
  • Coaches and jobseekers meet virtually for six, 60-90 minute sessions, over four to six months.
  • Coaches help improve the skills, confidence and employment opportunities for the jobseeker while also enhancing their own skills and wellbeing.
  • We provide continued guidance and support throughout the programme.

Benefits to your business and your employees

By being part of this programme, not only will the jobseeker benefit from the support they receive but both your employees and business will benefit by:

  • playing an integral role in building an inclusive workforce, supporting those at risk of being left behind as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • boosting your employee engagement through offering important volunteering opportunities to help their local communities
  • developing your employees’ skills, through training and being able to put their learning into practice
  • accessing a diverse talent pool for your own vacancies
  • having the opportunity to identify and break down any recruitment barriers that may exist, ensuring your organisation is inclusive to all jobseekers
  • increasing the impact of your responsible business agenda and being able to demonstrate your social value commitment.

Interested in being part of a UK-wide mobilisation of businesses supporting those who are unemployed? Complete the short form below.

If you a jobseeker looking for free support to help you return to work, please email BITC’s job coaching team.

Businesses, please complete and submit
this form to register your interest

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