This includes provision of access to skills and training Black Country Higher Skills Framework:
for local people, job preparation and placement improving the way colleges work with employers
services for businesses in the care and construction and their communities.
sectors. Services include job brokerage and client
mentoring, which ensure arrangements between The Integrated Client Journey: preparing
recruits and employers are problem free during the people for work through personal support, training
transitional period. and mentoring. The council’s Joblink then matches
and places candidates with appropriate employers.
To increase impact and efficiency of interventions
into the labour market, Sandwell has formed a
Community Benefits Clauses: are now built
Multi Area Agreement with its neighbours. This will
into major public sector contracts, these encourage
deliver a single strategy, a commissioning plan for
the use of local labour and supply chain resources.
employment and skills and integration of these with
a wider range of services on offer.
Transform Sandwell Schedule 10: a programme
of job creation, work placements and apprenticeships
being provided by the partnership of Sandwell
Council and BT.
Future Jobs: aimed at 18 to 24 year olds where
unemployment has been for approaching 12 months.
Six month funded position within a public/provide
or voluntary sector organisation.
Local Employment Partnerships: a painless
n Assistance for companies in finding
training package for investors based on the needs
of employers. Potential trainees are placed on a
work preparation course and candidates selected
n Increased employment and training for
Public Care and Social Care Hub: a regional
n Raised skill level of local workforce,
employer engagement project lead by Sandwell
including those already in work.
Council. The partnership includes partners from
local authorities, sector skills councils, colleges,
n Bespoke training and skilling offer for
PCTs, NHS Trusts and training providers.
inward investors and existing businesses.
The hub will work with employers in the health
care and related sub sectors to increase the use
n Improved opportunities for graduates and
of Local Employment Partnerships and Skills and
their retention within the area.
To find out more call: 0845 358 2200 Quote: EP0310
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