Jobcentre Plus within the Black Country are working with partners to offer a one stop service to young people aged between 18-29 offering a tailor made service to meet individual needs.
The Youth Hub will have a number of employment support services available including local business links, training opportunities such as Traineeships and Apprenticeships, money advice and in work retraining support.
Sandwell College Youth Programmes
Sandwell Youth Programme: this six-week wellbeing programme is aimed at anyone aged 18 to 29 and involves blended learning that includes classroom-based activities as well as e-learning.
Head Start Programme: this 10-week programme is designed for young people aged 16 to 24, with the option to get real and relevant work experience in the career field of their choice. In addition to completing a three-week work experience placement, learners will also gain Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT up to Level 2 on this course. The Head Start Programme also incorporates a two-week Employability course that is specifically aimed at 16 to 18 year-old school leavers and consists of a qualification made up of handpicked modules designed to provide learners with the essential skills and knowledge to get a head start into employment!
Six Week Employability Programme: this programme offers learners the opportunity to improve their employability skills and gain an accredited Employability qualification.
National Careers Service Programmes
The National Careers Service provides free, professional and personalised advice on getting a new job, changing careers, training, education and the labour market; support which is available to anyone aged 13 and over and living in England. Individuals can access this support using a multitude of channels including over the telephone, via video call, webchat, and through social media.
Think Sandwell Programmes
The Think Sandwell team at Sandwell Council are currently supporting people looking for work in several different ways:
Black Country Impact supports 16 to 29 year-olds and enables them to identify the training and support they need to find work.
Our aim is to develop customers' skills, build their self-confidence and help them to get a job or apprenticeship.
Talent Match Programmes
Each young adult who commits to the project is able to access 'safe places' within the community where they are allocated a mentor. The mentor provides intensive solution-focused, transformational support to help the young adult identify and overcome their barriers to moving forward (cease their offending behaviour), with the ultimate aim of moving into sustainable meaningful employment. Mentors are based in community/voluntary organisations in deprivation 'Hot Spots'.
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