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Sector-based Into Employment Programmes

The Into Employment Programmes provide an excellent opportunity to support local individuals who are 19 years of age and older, and are either unemployed or underemployed, including those on part-time contracts, zero hour contracts, self-employed, or inactive.

The programmes are designed to help our residents learn new skills in different areas of work where there are job opportunities, such as care, construction, digital, and warehousing.

Programmes are designed in collaboration with employers to create a training offer that is specific to the needs of employers and residents, with the ultimate goal of moving learners into employment and upskilling and supporting the progression of those in low-paid jobs.

Into Employment programmes are part of a national scheme, in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus, to help employers recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow their business. Each programme offers a flexible approach and can be adapted to meet the needs of the employer, as well as wrap-around support bespoke to the learner which will support skills development specific to the occupation. This may include transferrable skills such as teamwork, communication, critical thinking, resilience, and problem-solving skills.

The training and administration costs are covered by Government funding, so there is no direct cost to employers.

If you are an employer and would like to find out more about how a sector-based work academy program could benefit your business, you can contact one of our providers linked below or speak to CWM.

If you are unemployed and would like to learn new skills, you can contact your local Jobcentre for more information or visit the website of one of our providers linked below.

We fund all 26 further education colleges and Local authorities across the region and a number of independent training providers to deliver these training programs in the West Midlands region.