We provide services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also recruitment services, office services and training courses for local businesses.
Serco provide a range of fully funded courses to SME's within the black country area. Also offer Skills support for Redundancy package to employers.
Princes Trust Enterprise Programme Eligibility Criteria 18 - 30 years of age Employed or studying part time Ineligible Criteria Full Time employment Full Time education The Princes Trust offer a 4 day training course called Explore Enterprise that allows the individual to explore if self employment is right for them. Loans can be provided from £500 - £5000 with 6%apr (this is subject to application and credit checks) Grants are a maximum of £1500 Eligible clients can chose either face to face or can do the programme online with an Ementor attached to them. Alice Looks after Wolverhampton Richard looks after Dudley & Sandwell
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.
6 month programme of workshops plus 1-2-1 coaching for creative companies with at least four employees looking to grow (through finance). Creative industries: animation, architecture, fashion, TV, film, radio, music, fine art, craft, perfoming arts, design, museums, galleries, theatre.
National Construction College Providing a range of funding for upskilling the workforce within the construction industry
Matches University talent to businesses
Founded by Founders4Schools and BCG Digital Ventures, supported by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, Digital Boost aims to support the six million British small businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19 on their digitisation journey. Digital Boost does this by providing a community of digital expert volunteers to support charities and small businesses through “Boost Calls” (1-on-1 support calls) “Boost Workshops” (interactive webinars) and “Boost Skills” (curated resources on digitisation).
Aston University graduate placement scheme
Fully funded bespoke support for off-site construction - including the practical side of BIM.
Contact the Employer Services Line to get practical support and advice about recruitment
Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. We also offer training and help to resolve disputes.
Level 3 Digital Marketing, Apprenticeships, Business Admin Level 2 & 3, Level 4 Associate Project Manager , Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor, Level 3 NDT Engineering Technician
Provides specialist training to upskill the current and future workforce in the manufacturing sector to help reduce the skills gap
Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) is an initiative designed to support employers and individuals affected by redundancy
Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free, online educational programme for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one.
The Management Development Programme has been designed to introduce core skills needed day to day as a manager.
Training to address the lack of skills in industry
Mentoring and Consultation Support for businesses. One to One support and subsidies are available. Payments up to £2500 to aid the cost of working with an expert.
This course will provide you with an understanding of why ‘Collaborative BIM’ has been adopted as a UK Government requirement and how Building Information Modelling (BIM) supports Lean principles to reduce waste in construction and asset management.