Colleges West Midlands represent the colleges that make up the West Midlands region. They have collaborated with one another to deliver a joint prospectus “Reignite Your Future” which seeks to help prospective adult learners to refresh and develop their skills.

For the first time, there is a Regional Skills Recovery Programme that will provide adults with access to free training across the West Midlands. This programme will enable adults to refresh or redevelop their careers to reignite their futures.

Reignite Your Future! Check out the range of free training programmes available and enrol now: Click here

You can also visit the Colleges West Midlands website here.

Struggling to recruit staff with the right skills? We can help with our Sector Based Work Academies! Our SWAPs are an effective way to find both part-time and full-time staff members.

Our on-site recruitment team work with local people aged 19+ who are currently out of work and can provide pre-employment training tailored to your business needs.

We will then provide you with a candidate shortlist that has the skills to make an immediate impact in the workplace.

How does a Sector Based Work Academy work?

1: Let us know what your business / recruitment needs are
2: Source talent from our established partners and College talent pool
3: Deliver bespoke pre-employment training around your needs
4: Improve employability skills / behaviours
5: Screen quality and competency of candidates
6: Provide your company with interviewees
7: Successful candidates are placed into work

How does Halesowen College source candidates?

We select talent from a range of established partners and our own talent pool, allowing us to individuals at any level, looking for a career change. We also recruit from a number of marketing initiatives that includes open events, social media engagement and digital advertising.

What’s different from a recruitment agency?

All candidates will be screened by Halesowen College during a pre-employment training scheme that is tailored to your organisation’s needs.
For example, the College would put candidates onto a ‘Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care’ course for a care organisation looking to hire support workers.

Courses can be as short as three to five days or as long as two weeks, and are run by industry experienced tutors.

If staff retention is a cause for concern, employers can work with us to look at what are the key issues and we can look at a solution.
Programmes can be delivered on-site with an employer or in a preferred location.

Can employers get involved with the course, and what does it cost?

The service is completely free. All that we ask is for a guaranteed interview for those who complete training and interview feedback for unsuccessful candidates.

For more information about working in partnership with the College to set up a SWAP for your company, please speak to the College’s Assistant Principal, Melanie Taylor:

Telephone: 0121 602 7777

If you are an individual looking to upskill, visit our course pages, or contact the Student HUB via the College’s live chat facility on our website alternatively, you can phone 0121 602 7777.

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