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. 

 

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

We bring candidates and training providers together with employers

Ladder for the Black Country

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

 

Resilience pays off for Yunus

Resilience pays off for Yunus

Despite receiving two engineering apprenticeship job offers, only for them to be withdrawn when the Covid pandemic hit, Yunus Esakjee was determined to stick with his preferred industry choice and training route.

Helping develop new skills with pop-up shops

Helping develop new skills with pop-up shops

The Black Country Skills Factory – a Ladder for the Black Country stakeholder – and Black Country Careers Hub have secured two venues to offer work experience to young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, in the form of a pop-up shop.

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We bring candidates and training providers together with employers

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