Attending Organisations


The following organisations have confirmed their attendance at #CareersInspirationWMLDN!


0800 345 666

PeoplePlus is the largest provider of skills support for the unemployed. Join them as they talk through the jobs and training opportunities available in the West Midlands and London. This online event will showcase all of the potentially life changing options available: • traineeship programmes which combine real life work experience with the opportunity to gain up to three new qualifications, • 6 month job placements which are part of the Government’s KickStart scheme • shorter training opportunities with real jobs at the end • flexible distance learning training and qualifications on offer for anyone who is looking to upskill and progress in their chosen career.

PeoplePlus works with over 1700 employers, all of whom have job opportunities ready and waiting. This session will be a short 30 minute overview for all 18-24 year olds who are looking to progress to the next stage of their employment journey. There will be the option at the end to ask any questions you may have and get signed up to one of these exciting opportunities.


Sense will host a short presentation outlining what we do here at Sense and how participants can become part of it. followed by a Q&A session.

Sense is for everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Our experts offer personalised support through our centres, holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.

In addition to practical support, we also offer information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.

NGTC Training
01942 230 292

We have opportunities within Greater London and Birmingham. Attendees are welcome from other areas of the West Midlands however they should be aware that they would need to travel to Birmingham for the opportunities. Traineeship funding - unemployed and claiming benefits, aged 19-24 with a level 3 or less.

Throughout our session we will be promoting our PAID traineeship programmes in Security and Events leading to contracted employment with some of the UK's largest security organisations.

As part of the programme NGTC will fully fund your SIA Licence and provide you with a variety of other security qualifications (including maths and English Functional Skills if needed) before supporting you into a Security and Events Officer role.

Helping Hands Homecare

Come and learn all about what a career in the Care sector could have to offer for you. This session will cover opportunities at Helping Hands – one of the UK’s largest providers of home care, CV and Interview tips for the care sector and how to apply for a role with us.

Acacia Training
07929 702 000

Open to UK residents aged 19 - 24 who are working less than 16hrs

During this session we will discuss traineeships, how they can benefit you and the progression paths available to you post traineeship.

We will discuss the opportunities available and look to understand what type of programme would be most suitable and relevant to your ambitions.

There will be a short presentation about who Acacia are, and to summarise the general types of programmes we run to help you decide the best way to move forward in your search for fulfilling work & experience.

Kickstart Application

Kickstart Application will cover the benefits of the Kickstart Scheme, what candidates can expect from the training and development side and the benefits to the employers when they recruit young people. The government has given businesses the opportunity to grow and diversify with new young talent and the young people who qualify for the scheme will be able to grow and develop within these opportunities.

Pathway Group

INSTAGRAM: @pathwaygroup
TWITTER: @pathwaygroup

Open forum to discuss exciting Traineeship opportunities, including Customer Services, Nail Technician and Beauty Therapy and Rail Track Maintenance. Level 3 qualifications are also available via our Advanced Learner Loan scheme as well as NEET provision opportunities for customers in Walsall and the Black Country.

Indeed Flex

Facebook: indeed flex
Instagram: @indeedflex_uk
Twitter: @indeed_flex_uk

  • About Indeed Flex & current opportunities
  • A live demonstration of any interactive online tools we have
  • Live Q&A with current students/ employees or users of indeed flex - all speakers.

Northern Training Academy

NTA will cover “What is a Traineeship?” and retail Traineeships on offer in London and West Midlands

Trainees must be aged 19- 24 years and qualified below a level 4.

Ixion Traineeships

Ixion will provide an overview of Traineeships and their Traineeship offer.

Shaw Trust - Care Academy


An introduction to Shaw Trust Care Academy and the support available to help you train and progression in a career in health and social care.  What is expected of you if you want to work in Care and what the different types of roles and opportunities are available.

Eligibility is around if a person has been affected by Covid 19 (ie job loss, increased barriers which has prevented them from training and employment or is classed as low income earner suffering from inwork poverty as a result of Covid).


Springboard Charity is unique in being a one stop shop for Careers, Education and Employability solely for the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industry. Here to support with careers advice, information and guidance, access to courses and webinars designed to equip and upskill your knowledge, information on the industry and what it can offer, and live vacancies and employment opportunities.

There will be exclusive access to create your very own Career Profile, a brand-new offering at Springboard through our CareerScope service, to gain tailored support throughout your career. This is your chance to gain further information on being part of an amazing and diverse industry with so many different career paths. Our dedicated team are ready to support you with opportunities all over the UK.

Black Country Consortium Ltd

Careers Expo & Midlands Opportunities: These portals showcase opportunities for Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Training and employment - they also have useful information about preparing for an interview, your CV and how to search for employment. 

The Learn Live Channel has lots of pre-recorded content for you to watch - from local employers presenting about their sector to help and assistance with making yourself employable and really standing out from the crowd 

Sport 4 Life UK
Instagram: Sport4LifeUK

This session will explain how anyone aged 16+ who is unemployed can sign up to complete a FREE Sports Leaders Level 1 with Sport 4 Life UK. This accredited qualification is perfect to add to a CV or to build up leadership experience.

Vocation Training Ltd
Lewis Erskine - Operations Manager
07729 462959
01384 550 500

We will cover details of our 4 week training programme that aims to give people the chance to work in the traffic management industry.  The training is delivered across four weeks to include sector-based theory, practical assessments, work trials, and traffic management qualifications during that time (TTMBC, manual handling, and T1/T2 (12D) We have live employers and can offer both permanent work and contract / agency opportunities.

Please note:  These opportunities are available to WMCA Residents only, aged 19 + who are not currently working or undertaking any courses involving traffic management. You must have a full UK Driving License / Bike License and must be able to pass a Drug & Alcohol test

Worcestershire County Council – Kickstart Gateway

Kickstart - what it’s all about, eligibility, how you apply, what opportunities there are in Worcestershire.

Staffordshire County Council

Come and join our session to find out more about Staffordshire County Council.
We'll tell you about the types of roles we have here at the council - some you might not have expected!
We'll also give you an intro to our Open Door programme and tell you about up and coming programmes to start a career with us.
Then we'll finish off with a Q&A and don't worry you can submit your questions via the chat or email to if you prefer.

We look forward to seeing you then!

After the event you can get in touch via our email  but we’d also encourage you to fill out this quick registration if interest form too

BMET – James Watt College

We will be promoting our level 2 , 5 week course and 15 week level 3 rail sector based work academies .

This will get learners into the rail industry with a high success of learners into jobs and a great career especially with HS2 starting.

Walsall College

Join our information session and find out more about:

- free courses for jobseekers created to help you to improve your career prospects
- free level 2 and level 3 distance learning courses enabling you to study from the comfort of your own home
- free fun and community courses, such as introduction to knitting, gardening or digital marketing
- the most exciting apprenticeships vacancies in Walsall and surrounding areas
- Higher Education courses available at the college

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College

Find out about opportunities on offer including:

Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Distance Learning, L1 Employability in Construction, HSC & Transport & Logistics Level 2 & Level 3 technical and professional qualifications

19+ UK resident* for distance learning qualifications
Level 3 IT Technical, AAT and Leadership & Mgt Free to WMCA residents only
*We will discuss eligibility on the presentation

Eventcover Education

Luke Mason - 07917236680

SIA security programme.
Learners will achieve 6 qualifications during this 4 week programme, including a level 2 safeguarding and anti-terrorism qualification, Level 3 emergency first aid at work qualification, and their SIA level 2 door supervisor qualification. All the training is completed at our training centre based at the NEC which is a short two minute walk from Birmingham international bus and train station, there is also free parking for those that drive.

Jobs in security.
Doing this course opens a lot of different opportunities within the Security Industry. for example working at venues such as the NEC, working at any of the festivals run throughout the summer, working in retail, or even static security. I can explain all of these in more detail during the zoom call.

Age: 19+
Unemployed and claiming one of the main benefits, or working and earning less than £18,000 a year.
Photo ID and proof of address. Lived in the UK for at least three years.

Walsall Works
Twitter - @WalsallWorks
Facebook - Walsall Works
Instagram - WalsallWorks

In this session we will talk about Walsall Works and the services we provide to people within Walsall and the wider Black Country. We will look at the support and opportunities available through the Black Country Impact programme along with apprenticeship and career opportunities within Walsall Council along with a showcase of a number of excellent vacancies via the Kickstart Scheme.

Walsall Works - Walsall Residents Only
Black Country Impact - Black Country Residents

British Academy of Jewellery

Website -
Social Media - @britishacademyofjewellery
Enquires - or
Telephone - 0121 655 0105

The British Academy of jewellery are a Further education provider specialising in Jewellery manufacturing and design courses. Come and meet our Learner services lead and one of our tutors to find out about what we do, Jewellery courses and apprenticeship opportunities available, get a virtual campus and workshop tour, learn about funding information, entry requirements  and a Q & A session. If you have an interest in doing something creative you'll want to join us!

Funding only available for 19+ on Level 3 and 4 Jewellery Manufacturing diploma course (Birmingham campus). Funding for 16+ on Jewellery apprenticeship course

South Staffordshire College
Step up - Claire Peake  
Apprenticeships -

South Staffordshire College will be showcasing their Step up provision aimed at people looking to gain employability skills and sharing information on their pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship offer.

Great Healthcare for the Community (GHC Ltd)

Contact No: 0121 327 2388

We will be discussing our Traineeship opportunities, the courses we have available such as Functional Skills, Maths and English, Mental Health, and Digital Skills.

To be eligible for our Traineeships and our other courses the individual must be 19 before 30th August 2020.

Each course will then have its own eligibility criterias which will be discussed with the attendee.

Heart of Worcester College

Find out about employability courses available online or classroom based, and information regarding the college’s Literacy, Numeracy and ICT courses.
For face to face learning learners should be able to attend campuses in Bromsgrove, Redditch, or Worcester. All courses can be accessed online.

South and City College Birmingham

Join this session to find out more about:
Kickstart Programme


Opportunity in gaining employment with the Commonwealth Games
Level 3 fully accredited programmes
Enrolling on to the programme process
19+ employed or unemployed must be based in the West Midlands

Positive Directions – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Positive Directions: 01782 234333
Find us on Facebook - Positive Directions

Not in education training or employment?
Need a helping hand and a listening ear? We can help!
Your future...

We can help open doors to further education and support you to boost your earning potential through traineeships or even an apprenticeship.
We can help you to build your future.

• 1-1 mentoring
• Blended learning in-classroom and on-line
• Links to major employers
• 6 week course and 1-2-1 support afterwards
• Dedicated recruitment team to help you find work
• Sector-specific work experience

Links with Learn4work Apprenticeship Academy, JET (Jobs, Enterprise and Training) and local employers.
Support is available in Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas for those aged 16-24 years and not in education, employment or training. 

JBC Skills Training Ltd

Website -
Applicants can also complete the online application form -
Phone - 024 7671 5143
Email -

6 Week Online Career Builder/Technical Online Training
Demonstration of software used and Q&A session.

Must be aged 19+, Unemployed and receiving Universal Credit/Benefit(s)

Whitehead-Ross Education

Facebook - Whitehead Ross Education
Phone - 07387 269779
Email -

Traineeships - Is this for me?

YES - If you are aged 19-24 and feeling a bit lost and not feeling yet confident about applying for jobs, Apprenticeships or KickStart. 

We know, from the young people we have asked, that the last year has been particularly hard for your age group and many of you have lost confidence and feeling anxious about finding jobs and the future. In this session we will share the results 18-25 year olds survey where we asked key questions about their fears and aspirations.  Plus we will share our top tips.  We will have one of our Traineeship young people available on screen to answer your questions and share their experience so far too. 

PET-Xi Training

Coventry and Warwickshire - Laura Wells:  07880192080
Birmingham and Solihull - Curtis Wynter:  07880192079
Stoke and Staffordshire and other areas - Owen McKendry:  07387412952

Find out about Level 2 qualifications in Customer Service, Team Leading, Positive Futures - mentor support finding work or further education, traineeships including maths and English functional skills, work experience.

Solihull College & University Centre & Stratford-Upon-Avon College
Twitter: @SolihullCollege or @StratfordColl
Facebook: Solihull College & University Centre OR Stratford-upon-Avon College

Discussing apprenticeships that we deliver training for at Solihull College & University Centre and Stratford-Upon-Avon College, the services the College offers to all students and apprentices and current vacancies we have advertised with employers.

The Youth Employment Academy
Instagram: @theyouthemploymentacademy

‘Opportunities with the Youth Employment Academy – Courses, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and more!’

Come and meet the Youth Employment Academy Team and find out about the fantastic opportunities we have available for 18-24 year olds in Staffordshire and the West Midlands and how you can get involved!

Our highly successful Career Pathways are excellent for those interested in a career in Security/Event Supervision, Fitness or Construction, as participants will gain all the necessary knowledge, qualifications and licenses to get started in their industries right away - all fully-funded of course!

Interested in Traineeships? We have opportunities with England Boxing, leading local tech companies and many other successful organisations who are looking to help you take your first steps in roles such as Business Admin, Marketing, Health & Social Care, Mentoring/Coaching and Construction

A vast range of free online CPD courses, in sectors such as Mental Health, Customer Service, Business Admin, Teaching and Learning, Hair and Beauty etc are on offer for those who want to enhance their CV from the comfort of your own home!

Acorn Training

Please email and put STUK NEETS in the subject line

Are you aged 15 to 24 and currently unemployed? Wanting 121 support and to move towards a positive future?

Would you prefer 121 help to achieve your Maths or English? Perhaps you wish to take part in a Traineeship? Maybe you need 121 Information, Advice and Guidance and help with finding work or preparing a CV? Or are you wanting to take part on courses ranging from Business Administration, Warehousing, Childcare, Health and Social Care or Digital Marketing? 

If you do,  we are for you!

Eligibility criteria: unemployed and aged 15 to 24 years olds not in education, employment or training, UK Citizens.
Area: Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire