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Black Country Impact

If you're 16 - 29 and aren't in education, employment or training, we will help you make the first step to a brighter future

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We offer free one-to-one support and advice to help you make informed choices about your future. We can help you to:

  • find a job
  • find a college or further education course
  • get free training to get the skills you need

    By signing up, you can access:

    • apprenticeships
    • traineeships
    • training courses
    • coaching
    • work placements
    • self-employment advice, including social enterprises
    • customised training, and more

    We'll help you get what you need by talking to employers or training organisations. We may be able to help with travel, childcare and equipment costs too.

    How to sign up

    You’re eligible if you’re:

    • aged 16-29
    • not in education, employment or training
    • living in Walsall borough

    To sign up, email us and tell us your name and contact details.

    About the Black Country Impact project

    Black Country Impact is made up of the following delivery partners:

    • Black Country Talent Match
    • Dudley Council
    • Sandwell Council
    • Walsall Council
    • Wolverhampton City Council

    It aims to help young adults break down the barriers that may be holding them back from finding work, improving their skills or gaining qualifications.

    This project is receiving up to £38.72 million of funding made up from £19.36 million European Social Fund and £19.36 million Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £19.36m from the National Lottery Community Fund and funding from partners.

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

    You can find out more about our work from our case studies.

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    Contact information

    Before contacting us, please check to see if we can answer your question from our online information.


    Black Country Impact Hub, Unit 3, The Crossing at St. Paul's, Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1DA

    Opening times:

    Mon to Fri, 9.30am - 4.30pm

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