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Employment and training initiatives

Increasing job and training opportunities for people of all ages

Dudley Council works in partnership with many external organisations, employers and agencies to increase job and training opportunities for people of all ages in the borough and beyond. 

For those considering their career options or in need of advice, there are also a number of useful links on this page, where advice can be found.

Dudley Council aims to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people of different backgrounds. This applies to all of its employment polices and practices including recruitment and selection, training, promotion, transfer of staff, pay, benefits and terms and conditions.

The local employment partnership

Dudley Council has entered into a local employment partnership with Jobcentre Plus. The local employment partnership has made a range of services available to the council to help it recruit the right people for the job while unlocking the wealth of talent available in the local community.

Adult and community learning

Adult and community learning

The Adult and Community Learning service offers free information, advice and guidance which can help you find out what’s best for you in terms of skills, training and jobs.

The service can help you develop new skills, find training for work and look at career options.  It can also help with information about childcare, CV writing and job interview.

Dudley community information directory

Community information

The directory provides information on education, employment and volunteering opportunities from a range of local and national agencies.

In the directory you will find information on schools, colleges, children’s centres, Adult and Community Learning (ACL), Dudley Council for Voluntary Services (DCVS), volunteering, education and learning, libraries, job clubs and more.

Employment Plus

Employment Plus supports people with a learning disability and or autism into paid employment.

If you are over 18 and live in Dudley the service may be able to support you to look for a job, achieve recognised qualifications, gain work experience, and support you once you are in paid employment.

Job Coaches are available to support both the employee and employers to sustain paid employment.  Also, advice and support is also available for parents and carers.

Jobs outside the council

In addition to Dudley Council's jobs site, we have linked a number of useful jobs sites to help you in your search for employment. 

These sites cover national and West Midlands based jobs.  You will find links to neighbouring councils, public organisations and the West Midlands jobs portal, WMJobs.

Volunteering at Dudley Council

Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Knowing that you have made a positive difference, however large or small, puts a spring in your step and a smile on the faces of others. You can enhance your existing skills, learn new skills and meet new friends with a shared interest. Volunteering can boost your confidence and it looks great on your CV.

Training

Careers advice and Jobcentre Plus

If you are a looking for careers advice, the following services are available to you:


Jobcentre Plus

Information on all DWP and Jobcentre Plus services including, benefits, child support and pensions. Also the DWP job vacancies search facility. 

Remploy

If you have a disability or health condition and want to start, or return to work, Remploy can help you to find a job and make the most of your abilities.

Finding a job

Positive About Disabled People

All vacancies at Dudley Council display the ‘two ticks’ symbol indicating we are Positive About Disabled People.  This demonstrates we are committed to make certain positive contributions regarding the employment, retention, training and development of disabled people.

Jobs at Dudley Council

There are all sorts of jobs available at the council and whether it's a job in social care, administration or housing you're looking for, use the search facility to find the job to suit you. 

Apprenticeship success

“Signing up for this apprenticeship was the best decision I’ve made, it has helped me in a lot of different ways, and given me a lot of experience and qualifications ... Thank you for all your help, this has been a great stepping stone to where my journey of work begins.”

Alice Raybould, Apprentice