BOS Office Solutions C.I.C. – “Step Up”

European Union European Social Fund



BOS Office Solutions C.I.C. – “Step Up”

Awarded Black Country ESF Community Grants – £14,999.76


The ‘STEP-UP’ project (delivered by BOS Business Office Solutions CIC) was awarded a Community Grant which was designed to help local unemployed or economically inactive people to:

  • improve the confidence

  • Update CV’s or develop a new one

  • Increase opportunities by undertaking employment (skills development) courses

  • Undertake accredited qualifications

  • Have opportunity of supported in-house work experience

  • Gain access to extended voluntary opportunities


Support will be provided through both group and bespoke one to one sessions.

The project was profiled to support 54 unemployed and economically inactive participants in the Black Country, specifically targeting females, people with health problems, BAME communities and the over 50’s. Helping them to improve their confidence, CV’s and employment opportunities through interventions including:


  • Employment skills training courses

  • Accredited qualifications

  • Supported in-house work experience placements


Working at desk photo


BOS Business Office Solutions CIC successfully completed their “Step Up” project funded by the Black Country ESF Community Grants.


From the 54 participant starts on the project, 9 participants entered full time employment and 4 participants have secured voluntary placements at BOS Business Office Solutions CIC and other organisations.


Feedback from participants included:


“It has become a good stepping stone for progress”

 “This course has helped me a lot and I feel more confidence in myself”

“It has helped me to build my confidence and also make new friends”

“It has improved my confidence and job and life skills. I was really happy to have been a part of BOS”

“This course helped me get more experience and refreshed my memory on spreadsheets.”

“It’s made me take steps to look at different job roles and challenge myself further”

”I would recommend them to anyone I know, the staff have been awesome”


Education & Skills Funding Agency

Investing in Your Future 

...Supported By


European Union European Regional Development Fund                   European Union European Social Fund     Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council              Walsall Council


Wolverhamptom City Council                                        Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council                      This website is part funded by:               European Union Investing In Your Future European Regional Development Fund 2007-13