Sandwell College are working closely with the West Midlands Combined Authority to help local unemployed people learn skills in demand by employers in a specific area of work such as Care, Construction, Business Admin, Customer Service, Mental Health, Warehousing and Retail. All courses are in industries that are set to grow in the future and have jobs available.

Adults who are aged 19 or over can take part in our SWAP programme for free and will not lose their benefits.

A sector-based work academy programme can last up to six weeks and has three main components:

  • Pre-employment training matched to the employer’s business needs
  • Work experience placement to learn new skills on the job and gain valuable qualifications for the future
  • At the end of the programme, learners are guaranteed either a job interview with an employer or help with the application process

More information including eligibility and requirements can be found on the gov.uk website.

If you would like to enrol onto our SWAPs course, please fill in the form below.

Construction – 09/01/2023 

Length:  4 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House/Phoenix Street

Employer name: Right2Site

Vacancy:  

Labourer x 2 – Birmingham

Traffic Management Operative x 2 – Birmingham

Crane Operator Labourer x 1 – Brownhills

Pay: £12 p/h

Start date: End of January start

Business Administration – 09/01/2023 

Length: 4 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House

Employer name: TBC

Vacancy:  

Receptionist x 1 – Birmingham

Back of Office x 1 – Walsall

Pay: TBC

Start date: TBC

Care – 09/01/2023 

Length: 4 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House

Employer name: Trust in Care

Vacancy:  

Carer – Smethwick/West Bromwich

Pay: TBC

Start date: ASAP

Customer Service/Hospitality – 09/01/2023 

Length: 2 weeks

Location: Alam Restaurant Birmingham

Employer name: Alam Restaurant Birmingham

Vacancy:  

Front of house

Bar staff

Waiter/Waitress

Cleaning staff

Kitchen staff

Pay: TBC

Start date: ASAP

Customer Service/Retail – 09/01/2023 

Length: 2 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House

Employer name:  

Vacancy:  

Start date: 

Construction

Construction – 09/01/2023 

Length:  4 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House/Phoenix Street

Employer name: Right2Site

Vacancy:  

Labourer x 2 – Birmingham

Traffic Management Operative x 2 – Birmingham

Crane Operator Labourer x 1 – Brownhills

Pay: £12 p/h

Start date: End of January start

Business Admin

Business Administration – 09/01/2023 

Length: 4 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House

Employer name: TBC

Vacancy:  

Receptionist x 1 – Birmingham

Back of Office x 1 – Walsall

Pay: TBC

Start date: TBC

Care

Care – 09/01/2023 

Length: 4 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House

Employer name: Trust in Care

Vacancy:  

Carer – Smethwick/West Bromwich

Pay: TBC

Start date: ASAP

Hospitality

Customer Service/Hospitality – 09/01/2023 

Length: 2 weeks

Location: Alam Restaurant Birmingham

Employer name: Alam Restaurant Birmingham

Vacancy:  

Front of house

Bar staff

Waiter/Waitress

Cleaning staff

Kitchen staff

Pay: TBC

Start date: ASAP

Retail

Customer Service/Retail – 09/01/2023 

Length: 2 weeks

Location: Terry Duffy House

Employer name:  

Vacancy:  

Start date: 

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