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Birmingham & Solihull

We offer a range of services to help people across Greater Birmingham and Solihull progress their careers.

Working across Birmingham, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest, our teams work in partnership with local employers and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnerships to provide relevant training linked to the local labour market.

The region has strong retail, healthcare, education and manufacturing sectors, with energy and creative industries set to rise further in the coming years.

As Britain’s leading provider of skills training, we know what works to help you have a successful career. We have great links with local and national employers like Amazon, Tesco, PSR, G4S, Wagamama, Phoenix Security, ILS, Hermes and the Genting Club – and after undertaking training with us, you could even land a guaranteed interview with them.

We’ve supported more than half a million people with skills and training – you could be next.

Our programmes are usually free, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. And taking part won’t affect any benefits you might be receiving.

Whether you’re unemployed looking for work, looking to progress up the career ladder, seeking help with starting a business, or a young person right at the start of their career, our team can help you.

Self employed or considering it? We can help

Be your own boss, bring your business ideas to life and develop your start-up with our enterprise support.

Join the more than 100,000 people we’ve helped to set up and grow a business.

We offer tailored advice, guidance and support to bring your start-up to life and help it to flourish. From hairdressers to architects and coffee shops to gyms, the opportunities are endless.

Find out more about the New Enterprise Allowance Self-employment Programme here.


Check out the range of support available to you across the region.

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Pathways to Employment

Train for a new career with our pathways to employment

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Online Courses

Choose from 100's of distance learning courses

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Skills Support for Redundancy

Help for people being made redundant

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Traineeships for 19-24 Year Olds

Out of work? Looking to get ahead in a new career?

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Kickstart Scheme

Get ahead in your chosen career with a paid work placement. If you’re aged 16-24 and claiming Unive…

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Self Employment (New Enterprise Allowance)

Help to start and run your own business

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We’ve supported more than 500,000 people towards a better career

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