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Our Wise Steps project helps people to change their lives through work. With funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, we're here to provide you with one-to-one advice, training and support to help you make those first positive steps towards work.

When you join us at Wise Steps, the first thing we'll do is pair you up with your very own work coach. Your coach will be there to help you tackle all the hurdles that come your way in your work search journey, helping you build confidence, manage any money worries and achieve your goals.

Wise Steps will give you a range of opportunities to help you get ready for work. From volunteering and work experience to training and well-being events. You will also receive support during job search, training, volunteering and work experience, as well support once you've started a job.

To be eligible for the Wise Steps programme, you must be:

  • aged 18 and over

  • legally resident in the UK

  • able to take paid employment in the European Union

  • unemployed, not available for work or not seeking work

  • experiencing multiple barriers towards getting a job

Our dedicated coaches will meet you in the community where it is convenient for you and discuss your needs. Get in touch to find out more on 0191 643 2288.

This is part of a regional project led by The Wise Group. If you live outside of North Tyneside and in an area of Tyne and Wear we can put you in touch with a coach in your area.