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Employment and training initiatives

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.

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.

More on the council's equalities position for employment and training

The local employment partnership agreement

Dudley Council expresses their whole hearted commitment to working with Jobcentre Plus to help potential recruits move from welfare to sustained employment and continue developing their skills to encourage progression, building on their commitment to benefit the communities they serve and make them better places to live and work.

Dudley Council will encourage their managers to enter into local employment partnerships with Jobcentre Plus including a number of specific measures that they will both take to help support more potential recruits back into work.

These measures should include some or all of the following, together with other measures agreed locally:

  • Offering work trials, for an agreed number of potential recruits
  • Offering a target number of places for disadvantaged jobless people to take up work experience, work placement or other employment initiatives that lead to jobs
  • Working with Jobcentre Plus and our partners on the design of pre-employment training, where required, for potential recruits to ensure that it is relevant to employers’ needs
  • Guaranteeing interviews or jobs to potential recruits who successfully complete the agreed training and/or meet job requirements
  • Encouraging their employees to volunteer to provide one-to-one mentoring for potential recruits to help prepare them for work
  • Reviewing their application processes to ensure that potential recruits are not are not inadvertently excluded by, for example, requirements for qualifications, or overly complicated procedures
  • Considering sympathetically the needs of potential recruits for flexible working patterns
  • Offering further training after recruits join them; and
  • Providing facilities to hold group seminars run by Jobcentre Plus advisers, to introduce potential recruits to work

Jobcentre Plus will identify a nominated point of contact to lead on local employment partnerships in each location where local employment partnerships are agreed. Jobcentre Plus will work with Dudley Council to establish which measures might be appropriate for each location. Jobcentre Plus will work with partners to meet the needs of both Dudley Council and potential recruits. Dudley Council will review progress with Jobcentre Plus at regular intervals and help Jobcentre Plus identify people recruited as a result of this agreement.

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.

More on the Adult and Community Learning service


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.

As the UK’s leading provider of specialist employment services, Remploy can offer you:

  • confidence building
  • training and skills development
  • confidential, one-to-one advice
  • help to write your CV
  • access to the latest vacancies with local employers
  • job search advice and help with completing application forms
  • interview practice
  • ongoing support when you’re in work

Remploy have a team of experienced advisors who will work with you to find the right job for you.

To find out more, please contact your local Remploy branch or call customer services on 0845 601 5878 or

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.

More on how Dudley Council is Positive About Disabled People

Access to employment

There are also specialist services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and other additional needs who are looking for work.

Jobs & Careers Advice