Schools and colleges

The COG online platform is a tool created to engage with young people in Birmingham.

It offers support to young people to access vital services and provides a web based opportunities matching platform for those who are in education and looking for work experience, traineeships, apprenticeship opportunities in the private and public sector.  

COG also:

  • creates new ways for you to build a CV, improve your skills and find alternative ways into a job
  • connects you to careers advice, business networks and specialist websites to help you make it easier to secure and keep a job
  • improves access to employment, education, training, apprenticeship or work experience
  • makes it easier for you to connect with employers and training providers around Birmingham so that you can take advantage of all the opportunities the city has to offer

If you are aged 15 to 29 and currently not in work, education or training and live in Birmingham or Solihull area, we can give you the chance to gain individual support, skills, and work experience, through the Youth Promise Plus project. We will also focus on your employability skills to help you move into a job after the course.

These opportunities include a number of sectors such as; retail, construction, logistics and hospitality, you will gain valuable work experience in your chosen sector.

Youth Promise Plus will not affect your benefits. We will help cover travel costs, and may be able to help with other costs for example, childcare costs.

See more information on the Youth Promise Plus project.


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