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Birmingham Skills Projects

Beat The Bots

Digital Retraining Fund in Birmingham

With an estimated 1.5 million UK jobs at risk from automation in the coming decade, we have set up a £5m Digital Retraining scheme to ensure our region has the right skillset to ‘beat the bots’.

Dudley College Plant Training Centre 10.01.20

Construction Gateway in Birmingham

The Construction Gateway scheme aims to find local, high quality jobs for people wanting to enter the construction sector. With the West Midlands experiencing exceptional economic growth, the construction industry is benefiting from...

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Progression Coaches

Progression Coaches are specialist Jobcentre Plus coaches who focus on supporting young people aged 18-24 into work. Support is tailored to the needs of young people and continues even after they have found work.



Tickets to success for the newly employed.

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Mayor's Mentors

The Mayor’s Mentors scheme is partnering with mentoring organisations to provide opportunities for young people to be mentored by professionals, raising aspiration and providing role models.

The West Midlands Apprenticeship Promise (4)

Apprenticeship Promise

Youth Unemployment remains a challenge for the region, with not enough young people being connected to new job opportunities. The Mayor’s Apprenticeship Promise is a commitment to all young people aged 16-24 across the region that they will...

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Connecting Communities Pilot - Employment Support in Birmingham

The Connecting Communities programme is about connecting local communities to local jobs and opportunities. Support is available to help people find and secure the right job, apprenticeship or traineeship. For those already in work, the...

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Adult Skills Provision in Birmingham

In August 2019, the WMCA took over responsibility for the Adult Education Budget (AEB) and how it is delivered. For the year 2020/21 this budget entails £128m.