Department for Work and Pensions Guidance on Transition to Work

Leaflet download here


Supported Internships

Our Employment Access Team (EA Team) work with employers to offer jobs, skills and work experience opportunities to schools and young people who are not in any employment.

We want to help all young people to be able to get a job, training or education place that helps them achieve their ambitions. We work with some amazing partners here in Birmingham including The Prince’s Trust to offer mentoring and a wide range of opportunities.

Our partnership project is called Youth Promise Plus and supports young people who have finished school. You can find out more about this support and other services at


Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET)?

Birmingham Careers Service will work with young people if they have left school or a Post 16 placement and are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

This means that if they are 16 and over, and unemployed then the Birmingham Careers Service will be able to help them.

Birmingham Careers Service will provide career information, advice and guidance to help young people and their families consider their choices and options, plus support them to look for jobs, training, and apprenticeships, or continue in education. A fully qualified (QCF Level 6) Personal / Careers Adviser will work to support them.

Visit Birmingham Careers Service

Or alternatively phone the following number to book an appointment to see a Careers / Personal Adviser at a community or youth venue near to home:

Birmingham Careers Service telephone: 07592 586436

Email –


Birmingham Adult Education Service

Birmingham Adult Education Service (BAES) is part of Birmingham City Council and is one of the largest adult learning providers nationally.


Royal Association for the Deaf Employment: How to apply for a job Looking for employment? Here are our top tips on how to get started with job applications and writing a good CV. If you need further advice, or careers support, please contact our Employment team: BSL (British Sign Language) Royal Association for Deaf people


DSi asked people with Down syndrome from around the world what employment means to them. This video is a collection of their views and feelings about employment


Mencap Help and Support for people with a learning disability looking for a job

Employ Me Birmingham – a leaflet on the Mencap service supporting people aged 18-24


Sense – offering in person support at their centre in Selly Oak. 

Employment support for people with complex disabilities – Sense

Sense’s Benefit Support Document

Sense’s Employment Programme Support Document


Better Pathways

For 18+, but they also offer the wrap around mental health support for any young person on the YPP programme.

Better Pathways


Shaw Trust Thrive into Work

Offer employability support for people who experience barriers finding work due to mental or physical health

Thrive into Work – Shaw Trust Main


Witton Lodge

A community association based in Perry Common – they have a jobs and skills team who support with employment.

Witton Lodge Community Association Jobs & Skills – Witton Lodge Community Association





Ideal for all – Smethwick

Employment & Skills | Ideal for All


National Organisations

Information for jobseekers | RNIB

I am an autistic person | Employment Autism