Routes To Work
Employment, training and education support services
If you are a job seeker who is looking for a job or wishing to develop your work skills, we can help. Our Routes to Work team offers helpful and supportive information and advice on moving into employment, training and education.
We offer in-person services in Aylesbury, Chesham and Wycombe, as well as offering online and telephone support. Just get in touch and we can go from there.
Our weekly WorkSearch groups will give you the tools and support you need to find work, complete an application and cover letter and to be supported by our trained staff and volunteers as well as your peers. Groups are held:
Mondays 13:30-15:30 (Until January 31st 2024)
Baker House, High Wycombe, HP11 2RW
59-61 The Broadway, Chesham, HP5 1BX
Building Futures, and supporting those who are economically inactive.
The Oasis Partnership and Adviza work in partnership to provide employability and skills support to Buckinghamshire job seekers. Specifically focussing on the #OpportunityBucks targeted areas across the County. Building Futures is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund -Funded bby UK Government.
There is a dedicated website for this project although referrals can also be made with the referral link at the top of this page. Building Futures
There are two parts to the offer:
- One to one support from a specialist team of project workers, to help you if you are unemployed but not claiming unemployment benefits, to help you move towards positive opportunities.
- A series of group work programmes designed to build skills, confidence and introduce opportunities in a supportive and fun environment.
Breaking Down Barriers to Employment
have experienced barriers to accessing work and we’re here to help break those
down. We know that there is a lot of information online, but it is difficult to
know where to look. Our approach is to understand your strengths and interests
and use this to find the right information to set you on your career pathway.
Job Searching Tips and how we can help.
We can help you – if you are struggling to decide which career pathway to follow, or if you need some support to help you decide, or you know what you want to do and need advice on how to achieve your ambition.
Sometimes the online advice available can be a bit overwhelming, confusing and may not meet your exact needs. You may just want to earn an income and need help to get a job as opposed to starting a career, or you may want to find out about training and education or getting information about starting your own business.
Either way whatever you want, we are here to help and can offer face to face support as well as online support – helping you to develop your action plan, supporting you achieve your career/employment goals.
Websites that will help you think about your future, and the sort of career you might like plus link to free local education resources.
Bucks Skills Hub
Bucks Adult Learning
Within our Routes to Work project we actively support Bucks Adult Learning as they provide many different training courses and sessions – all of which you may find useful. We often co-facilitate groups and sessions with the BAL team. A super local resource – take a look. Many of our clients have benefitted from the English, Maths (helping cost of living/budgeting) and Digital Skills courses.
Some services are offered via our partnership with Building Futures Buckinghamshire https://www.buildingfuturesbucks.org.uk/