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Jobs and Skills Fair at The Pump: Thursday 1 May

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More dates announced for jobs and skills bus

The jobs and skills bus will be making its first visit to Shard End this morning.  If you’re seeking advice on accessing work, improving your skills or starting up your own business, the on board team can help!  Pop down to the Heathway Shops between 10am and 2pm today to find out more.

The dates for the next two visits have now been confirmed as follows:

Wednesday 2 April, 10am – 2pm
Lidl Car Park, Mackadown Lane, B33 0NG

Wednesday 9 April, 10am – 2pm
Frontage of Madoc & Rhodes, 151 Lea Village, B33 9SJ

A range of organisations are represented on the bus, including the Department for Work & Pensions, Birmingham’s Adult Education Service, Business in the Community, The Pump, Kingsbury Training, the National Careers Service, Prospects Services, Phoenix Training & Birmingham City Council’s own traineeship scheme.

Hop aboard the jobs and skills bus!

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Youth employment event at The Pump


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MP to host jobs summit for local young people

Local Labour MP Liam Byrne is hosting a Jobs Summit for young people at the Beaufort Sports and Social Club, Coleshill Road on Thursday 19 July, between 10:30am and 1:30pm.

The Summit is aimed at local 16 to 24 year olds and offers the chance to speak directly to employers about vacancies they have on offer; advice on education and training and support with setting up your own business.

You can view the full details of the event by clicking here.

New training opportunities at Shard End Youth Centre

Kingsbury Training, the Birmingham-based, not for profit youth training company, are teaming up with Shard End Youth Centre to offer a new package of opportunities for youngsters aged between 16 and 24.

Starting on 7 February, the Kingsbury team will be at the Centre every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm.  If you’re looking for training, qualifications or work experience in mechanics, construction, painting and decorating, IT, carpentry, admin, customer service or retail, this is a great place to start.  The team are also offering a new opportunity to learn about motor mechanics, in addition to the chance to brush up on those all-important English and Maths skills.

All courses are free and run at a time and pace to suit individual learners.  To find out more, please call 0121 384 4040 or email

Pump to host College Open Day

South Birmingham College are holding an Open Day at The Pump on Wednesday 7 December, between 3:30pm and 7:00pm.

The event is a chance to find out more about the range of short courses that the College will be delivering at The Pump, in partnership with local employment project Wish.

For more information, please click here.