Council launches scheme to help 550 residents into education and work

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Invest Telford team has launched a skills for your future service to help 550 local people back into education, employment and training across the borough.

Council launches scheme to help 550 residents into education and work

Thecouncil has linked up with local Training providers Shropshire Youth SupportTrust, Landau, Involved Social Impact Project, Anta Education and School ofCoding to deliver this vital service to help address the barriers people facewhen trying to get back into the workplace.


The aim is to help 550 of local people to secure jobsand/or move closer to employment. With a particular focus on supporting youngpeople the project seeks to increase engagement and participation levels ineducation, employment or training.


With a tailored service, the team of providers will workwith individuals to address barriers such as low confidence, debt, anxiety andlack of employability skills. Users of the service will have access to traininglinked to the local labour market, work placements, interview support, jobcoaching and skills development. Employment opportunities will be developedwhere possible with strong links to local employers. 


Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford& Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for place (the economy &neighbourhood services), said: “Weare committed to helping give local people the best possible chance to get intoeducation, work or training, whether that be through this scheme, the newDigital Skills Hub in Station Quarter or the development of NI Park which ishome to a number of companies delivering highly skilled jobs. We invest in thisas a priority at a time when Government Funding is being cut.

Our new partners have a strongunderstanding of the challenges and barriers people face and an understandingof the local labour market landscape which is vital to the success of thisproject. We look forward to working together and achieving outcomes that changepeople’s lives across the borough.”


Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford& Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for education, employment & visitor economy,said: “We are delightedto be getting this service off the ground. The support on offer will reallymake a difference to those facing barriers in getting back into the workplace,and is very much needed by some, who may otherwise struggle to take the nextsteps in training or employment. We continue to do all we can to address thegaps faced by residents in our community, and hope that those accessing thishelp will have a bright future ahead as they embark on an education, trainingor employment journey.”


TheTelford & Wrekin Council Skills Delivery team will be responsible forreferrals and eligibility verification visit the Telford Jobbox website oremail more information.