Black Country Impact Wolverhampton

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Covid-19 Update
During these unpredictable times we are still here to make an IMPACT to your lives and together we will support your next steps. Black Country Impact can offer virtual online support via Microsoft Teams. Please contact us on: Telephone: 01902 554031 or Email: impact@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

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Black Country Impact Wolverhampton

What is Black Country Impact?

ImpactThere is no doubt that these are challenging times for many young adults. If you’re aged 16- 29, living in Wolverhampton and aren't in education, employment or training, we're here to help you make the first step to a brighter future. Black Country Impact is about helping young adults break down the barriers that may be holding them back from finding work, improving their skills or gaining qualifications.

Black Country Impact is a project in collaboration with City of Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley and Walsall Councils and Black Country Talent Match. The project is receiving up to £34 million made up of £17 million European Social fund and £17 million Youth Employment initiative, plus match funding of up to £8 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and funding from partners.

With support from Black Country Impact you can build your future in a way that is tailored to you.

How can we help?

We offer personalised one-to-one advice and support to:

  • Find a career that’s right for you
  • Help you find and apply for work placements, jobs, apprenticeships or traineeships
    • Support with CVs
    • Mock interviews
    • Job search guidance
  • Support you to find a college or further education course
  • Exclusive training opportunities with some of our partner organisations to help develop the skills you need

We can also provide:

  • A Key Worker who will support you throughout your journey
  • Financial support for work-related purchases such as interview clothes, work uniforms, DBS checks, CSCS cards or travel (financial limitations do apply)
  • Counselling and therapeutic services

Ready to begin your journey, or just want to know more?

Call us on 01902 554031 or email impact@wolverhampton.gov.uk

What do our participants say?

“I couldn’t access any funding to pay for the course, my kit and uniform. Through the support of Black Country Impact, I was able to follow my dreams and I’m now completing a Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification” - Lauren, 22
“My advice for anyone considering joining Black Country Impact would be sign up!” - Josh, 21
“Having a key worker to support me and keep me focused each step of the way has been so helpful!” - Naomi, 23
“My greatest achievement whilst being on the Black Country Impact project was gaining an apprenticeship with Procom” - Micha, 26
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