Connect2 is for people aged 16+ who are unemployed or inactive who live in Coventry.

WATCH (Working Actively To Change Hillfields) is a delivery partner of Connect2 which can help you address labour market barriers such as disabilities and mental health issues.

The project understands the unique and complex barriers which deters people from engaging in employment focused programmes. Our qualified advisors and can support you with job search activities, CV preparation, interview techniques and completing job application forms. In addition, we can offer you access to our ground-breaking introduction to radio training course Skillz with Hillz this unique training will introduce you to the world of broadcasting, combining remote online sessions with practical, hands-on experience in our fully licensed community radio station HillzFM.

Connect2 can support you in a range of ways, including:

One-to-one employability mentoring support
Developing your life skills
Raising aspirations, resilience and independence
Building your confidence
Access to welfare, health and housing advice
Finding suitable education, training or employment opportunities


If you would like to find out more and register with us, then please get in touch on our ‘Contact Us’ page or telephone us on 02746 550 564 to book an appointment.


Connect2 Project Partners

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training

Can help you build your skills through short courses in various subjects, leading on to traineeships and apprenticeships.

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Supports you to overcome self-confidence, self-motivation and other personal development issues and offers English language classes to help you succeed in the world of work.

Coventry University Social Enterprise

Will support you to develop your employability and enterprise skills through a specially developed programme. You will be helped to overcome the personal and social challenges you face so you are better equipped to enter the workforce.

Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University

Can help you to develop your communication, problem solving and creative thinking skills so you can engage with further training and the labour market.

Foleshill Women’s Training (FWT)

Offers you a range of courses including English, Maths, ESOL and basic IT skills for employment and job support. FWT can support you with confidence building and access to childcare.

Internally Provided Services, Coventry City Council

Will help you work through barriers such as fear, anxiety and low expectations so you can access good quality and supported opportunities as part of your personalised pathway to employment.

Life Path Trust

Offers you one to one support to access work experience, voluntary roles and employability courses. In addition, you can access training in areas including food hygiene, first aid and manual handling.

New Start 4U

Will support you with employability, motivational and confidence building workshops and career advice and guidance.

Rethink Mental Illness

Offers you an in-depth assessment of your skills, experience and support requirements leading to a personal action plan which sets out the steps to achieve your goals.

The Job Shop, Coventry City Council

Supports you with workshops and one to one employment support, plus can help you to apply for jobs and placements with local employers