Black Country Impact
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Black Country Impact


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This project is receiving up to £34 million of funding made up of £17 million from the European Social Fund and £17 million from the Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £8 million from the Big Lottery Fund and funding from partners.

16 to 29 and living in the Black Country?

There's a brighter future for young adults

Are you looking for:

  • support in securing a job
  • education opportunities
  • routes into training, to develop the skills you need to gain a brighter future

Through Black Country Impact you can build your future in a way that is tailored to you, through:

  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Coaching
  • Work placements
  • Self-employment advice, including social enterprises
  • Customised training… and more

Who are we and how do we help you?

There can be no doubt that these are challenging times for some young adults in the Black Country. The Black Country Impact is determined to tackle the barriers that may be preventing some young adults from becoming all they can.

Through specialised services ranging from coaching to managed work placements, our work will ultimately give our young adults the best employability prospects for the future, benefiting them and our communities.

“Impact helps individuals to develop self confidence and skills.”

“Impact improves young people’s participation in the labour market.”

“Impact further improves quality and innovation in vocational education and training.”

The Black Country Impact benefits from being made-up of five delivery partners who span the whole of the Black Country and have both the size and expertise to make a real difference for young adults. The delivery partners are:

Taking those first steps

Impact is in a unique position to have a wide range of influence with local employers across the Black Country.

Impact can help you overcome the barriers to employment. We provide:

  • a programme to support employability and skills
  • a Key Worker/Mentor trained to support you throughout your journey
  • advice and guidance, along with customised support tailored to you. We may even be able to help with travel, childcare and equipment
  • brokering between you and the opportunity you decide upon, making it simple for you to start

How to contact us

You can find out more, contact us and follow us on twitter @BC_Impact

Alternatively, email jane.kaur-gill@walsall.gov.uk or call 01922 654352

You can also email claire.wills@walsall.gov.uk or call 01922 654322

Managing Authority

The Managing Authority for this project is the Department of Work and Pensions.

This page was last updated on 18 July 2016