Creating new apprenticeships

The Ladder for the Black Country is the leading multi-organisation champion for apprenticeships in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Working with employers and training providers, we promote the apprenticeship brand while improving skills and employment opportunities across the region. 

Creating new apprenticeships

The Ladder for the Black Country is the leading multi-organisation champion for apprenticeships in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Working with employers and training providers, we promote the apprenticeship brand while improving skills and employment opportunities across the region.

 

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Celebrating success

The Ladder for the Black Country Apprenticeship Awards return for their third edition in November – and we want to hear from you by submitting your success stories as entries.

The awards are backed by the Express & Star and Compass UK and Ireland, our headline sponsor. Entries for the 13 categories are now open with the deadline September 13.

The awards will be taking place this year at West Bromwich Albion’s Hawthorns ground on November 13. Make sure you enter to celebrate the best of our region’s apprentice success stories.

The Ladder for the Black Country offers a collaborative, joined-up approach to improving skills and enrichment opportunities for all, particularly for the young and disadvantaged. We link up employers, training providers and candidates to give all the best chance of success in upskilling and employment.
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We bring candidates and training providers together with employers

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The Ladder for the Black Country has found that companies that invest in an apprenticeship scheme often find that they are increasing productivity of their company whilst providing the skilled workers required for the future to keep business thriving.

We bring candidates and training providers together with employers

The Ladder for the Black Country offers a collaborative, joined-up approach to improving skills and enrichment opportunities for all, particularly for the young and disadvantaged. We link up employers, training providers and candidates to give all the best chance of success in upskilling and employment.
Ladder for the Black Country
Ladder for the Black Country

Find out more

The Ladder website offers extensive information on the opportunities available, whether you are a candidate looking at apprenticeships, an employer considering the apprentice route or a training provider ready to offer support.

Working to upskill the region

Launched in 2014, the Ladder for the Black Country has helped thousands of people into work, got hundreds of employers engaged with apprenticeships and provided expert support for training providers, as well as schools and colleges.

Leading local publisher Midland News Association teamed up with community development group The Vine Trust and training provider Performance Through People, along with leading public and private sector orgnanisations, to deliver the campaign to secure new futures for people across the four areas.

Ladder for the Black Country

Working to upskill the region

Launched in 2014, the Ladder for the Black Country has helped thousands of people into work, got hundreds of employers engaged with apprenticeships and provided expert support for training providers, as well as schools and colleges.

Leading local publisher Midland News Association teamed up with community development group The Vine Trust and training provider Performance Through People, along with leading public and private sector orgnanisations, to deliver the campaign to secure new futures for people across the four areas.

Working to upskill the region
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Latest News

 

Success of apprentice event

Success of apprentice event

The Apprenticeship Branding Conference at Millennium Point, Birmingham, was a success by drawing in more than 280 to attend from diverse sectors eager to explore the future of apprenticeships. 

Ladder support for Multiply

Ladder support for Multiply

The Ladder is supporting the Multiply programme, which is offering free maths courses for Staffordshire residents aged 19 and over.

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We bring candidates and training providers together with employers

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