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Local ways to grow your skills and get involved

Build your skills with free online training and support, wherever you live in the West Midlands.

Find local youth clubs, centres and organisations near you. There’s plenty to do in your local area.

Volunteering is great for your CV and personal growth. See ways to get involved in the West Midlands.

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Whatever you’re looking for – jobs, apprenticeships, training or experience – you’ll find it in the West Midlands.

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Local student travel info

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Free travel for current/future apprentices

Travel costs add up when you are going to interviews or researching local training/work options. The West Midlands Network is here to help.

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Youth Friendly Employers are proud to wear their Youth Friendly Employer Badge. Find out more!

Be kind to yourself while job hunting and take care of your mental health. You matter!

Disrupted studies? Furloughed? Working from home? Or just need support? We’re here to help.

Examples of Youth Friendly Employers in the West Midlands

BIRMINGHAM: The Prince's Trust is here for you!

At the Birmingham Centre, the Prince's Trust is here to help young people aged 11-30 come rain, shine or Coronavirus. Their helplines are open 9am-9pm every day, so you don't have to feel alone. The centre reopens on 20th July.

Young People action Plan Coronavirus Support Hub Find out more

Still stuck for ways to shine as a young person in the West Midlands?
Here's a big idea from Birmingham's Mayor.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your future.