Monday, June 23, 2014

Could a career in the Engineering or Construction industry be perfect for you?

Construction and Engineering Event
Solihull College - Woodlands Campus
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Prompt 6.00pm arrival

Solihull College are hosting this exciting event aimed at informing young people about the wide range of career opportunities available in the sectors of construction and engineering. This will include talks from key industry professionals, information about courses at Solihull College, ‘have-a-go’ taster sessions, university representation and tours of the brand new facilities.

What’s in it for me?

Construction & Civil Engineering

  • The sector is forecast to grow by 2% per annum, or better, over the next decade with 200,000 more employment opportunities expected to arise.
  • Civil Engineering graduates average starting salary in 2012 was £26,545, with two thirds being in employment within 6 months of graduation and 92% being in employment or further education
  • The Construction industry Training Board’s ‘West Midlands Skills report (2012-2016)’ identifies a need to recruit an additional 3,730 skilled workers per annum within the Construction and Civil Engineering sector in the West Midlands alone.


  • Demand for graduates in Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is expected to outstrip supply with an estimated 100,000 new engineering graduates required each year to meet demand
  • The sector is suffering from a shortage of highly skilled workers and forecasts a requirement to recruit an additional 80,000 new workers by 2020
  • Currently, 45% of the workforce is educated to Level 3, and over 30% are educated to degree level, however, the demand for skilled workers educated to degree level is set to exceed 40% by 2020
  • graduate engineers start on an average of £21,000 per annum in the West Midlands, increasing to an average of over £50,000 with experience.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Drop the knife: anti knife crime fundraiser at the NIA

The Anti Knife Crime Fundraiser is to raise awareness and money to help tackle knife crime in Birmingham.

Activities include:
11.30am–1pm: U-16s football tournament and fun games and inflatables (cost 50p donation per player/activity)
1pm–1.30pm: Raffle draw and refreshments (50p donations)
1.30pm–4pm: Senior 5-a-side football tournament (£1 donation per player)

Any families and young people in the Ladywood district

Saturday 24 May 2014, 11.30am–4pm at the NIA Sports & Leisure Centre (King Edwards Road, Ladywood, B1 2AA)

For more information or to enter a football team, contact Sport 4 Life by visiting or calling 0121 456 1818.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Do you want a job in IT?

  • Want to meet people looking to hire?
  • Need to know what skills to develop to increase your employability?
  • Want to know more about working in the Oracle space?

If you answered “Yes” than NextGen events are for you, and there’s a local event coming up...
Thursday 15 May 2014, at Birmingham City University
Register your interest or find out more at and you can upload your CV for employers to view, and/or attend the event — and it’s all free!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Job, Career and Advice Fair at The Pump, Thursday 1 May, 12 noon – 3 pm

A range of local organisations and businesses will be available during the day to offer advice and support.
There will be stands to offer help with:

  • advice on looking for work
  • careers advice
  • information on alternative pathways
  • training and learning opportunities
  • apprenticeships
  • job opportunities

The Pump
286 Kitts Green Road
Birmingham B33 9SB
Terl: 0121 675 8381

Friday, March 28, 2014

“Routes to Success” Job Fair in Castle Vale, 2 April 2014

Routes to Success Jobs Fair
Wednesday 2 April 2014, 10am–2pm
The Sanctuary, Tangmere Drive, Castle Vale, B35 7PX

Come along ready to present yourself and your CV to prospective employers and advisers offering access to:
  • “live” job vacancies
  • apprenticeship opportunities
  • workshops including CV and Interview Skills
  • work experience placements
  • benefit and debt advice
  • business start-up advice
  • training opportunities

To find out more information about the event:

This event has been organised by the Castle Vale Jobs, Training and Enterprise Sub Group which has been set up to improve employment opportunities in the local area. The event is supported by Castle Vale Neighbourhood Partnership, Castle Vale Tenants & Residents Alliance, Castle Vale Community Regeneration Services, Birmingham City Council including Connexions Birmingham, and Merlin Venture Ltd.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Help shape Mental Health Services for up-to-25 year olds

Young People’s event on Saturday 29 March 2014

Children, young people, parents and carers are welcome to come along to a day of supporting, learning and sharing to get their voices heard.

Let us know what you think, this is your opportunity to change the way that Community Mental Health Services for 0-25 year olds in Birmingham are delivered.

Held on Saturday 29 March from 12 noon at:
Fazeley Studios
191 Fazeley Street
B5 5SE

Join the conversation and spread the word: #0to25yrsMHS

To book a place, go online:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Pop Up Talent Shop in Northfield, Monday 31 March

Calling all 16-25s!
You're invited to come and check out the friendly local Pop Up Talent Shop, on Monday 31 March, between 12noon and 3pm, at 741 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NG

The Pop Up Talent Shop connects young people with employers and people in work. Inside the shop you can talk, hear, ask and show... You can demo your talents and take part in hands-on career tasters too.
After the shop you'll get the chance to sign up online where you can get linked up with work opportunities, mentors, training and development and even investment in your own talents for work.

See you there?
Facebook /PUTBirmingham
Twitter @PUT_Brum