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Employment advice

If you have special educational needs or a disability and are looking for work, there are lots of places you can find help.

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Training and extra help finding work

If you feel you may need a bit of extra support in a workplace or help finding a job, these opportunities offer help for you.

Apprenticeships - Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

Supported Employment - Tailored support from a specialist employment adviser from the council to help you find and sustain an apprenticeship or paid employment.

Traineeships - A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that gives young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Supported internships - This is a study programme for students aged 16 to 24 with complex learning difficulties or disabilities who need extra support to move into employment.

Think Sandwell - Sandwell Council’s Employment and Skills team help people find work and training opportunities. They support people of all ages and abilities to access a wide range of opportunities including jobs and apprenticeship vacancies, work experience, voluntary roles, and training courses.

Job Centres - Find your nearest Job Centre where you can also have access to a Disability Employment Advisor who can give you specialist advice about finding a job

Volunteering - Volunteers make positive changes to people's lives whilst developing their own skills at the same time. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer in Sandwell.

Search for a job

Here are some websites that can help you find a job:

Other help and support

There is lots of support for you if you have a disability and are looking for employment.

Here are some useful websites to help you:

Help with transport

Getting around - There are lots of different options for you when you need to travel to work. Here you will find information about Blue Badges, discounted bus passes and rail cards and details about the government's motability scheme.