Employment Support and Training

Castle Vale Business Group (CBVG)
Unit 19
Erdington Industrial Park
Chester Road
Birmingham
B24 0RD

Tel: 0121 384 5614
E Mail: john.lewis@merlinventure.co.uk
Web: http://www.merlinventure.co.uk

Services
CBVG has been supporting local business and providing businesses the opportunity to meet through regular breakfast networking events. Whilst providing up to date business news through its regular newsletter. Membership is free of charge and all businesses are invited to join.

Merlin JETS
F09 Spitfire House
10 High Street, Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 7PR

Tel: 0121 747 2200
Email: ann.barnett@merlinventure.co.uk
Web: http://www.merlinventure.co.uk

Services
Merlin JETS (Jobs, Enterprise and Training Support) offer support to local residents looking for work or training.

Merlin Training
Unit 19
Erdington Industrial Park
Chester Road
Birmingham
B24 0RD

Tel: 0121 384 5614
E Mail: Joanne@merlinventure.co.uk
Web: http://www.merlinventure.co.uk

Services
Providing trades based training in Electrics, Plumbing, Motor Vehicles and more for 14-19 year olds. Merlin Training also offer adult training in CSCS and FLT.

Castle Vale Tenants & Residents Alliance (CVTRA)
Spitfire House
10 High Street
Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 7PR

Tel: 0121 747 5932
Fax: 0121 748 4397
E mail: info@castlevale.org.uk

Services
CVTRA offers support, advice & guidance for people who are looking to upskill, retrain, seek employment or look at self employment.

Castle Vale Community Regeneration Services
The Sanctuary
Tangmere Drive
Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 7PX

Tel: 0121 748 0871
Fax: 0121 776 7156
E mail: cvcrs@thesanctuary.org.uk

Services
As well as providing a job club, our employment support programme provides 1-1 support to enable residents to access training, employment, and volunteering opportunities. We aim to remove barriers to employment by working with customers to help them move forward. This programme is linked to an innovative partnership with 4 other housing associations.
We are committed to working with partners and community groups to ensure all residents living, working or attending school on Castle Vale have access to information and services which can positively improve the health and wellbeing of people’s lives.

Castle Vale Skills Centre
Spitfire House
10 High Street
Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 7PR

Tel: 0121 362 1108
E mail: ask@bmetc.ac.uk
Web: http://www.bmetc.ac.uk

Castle Vale Skills Centre is a constituent campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College; it teaches vocational and academic courses and provides skill based training.

Birmingham City Council Adult Education
Birmingham Adult Education Service
Louisa Ryland House
44 Newhall Street
Birmingham
B3 3PL

Tel: 0121 303 4318
E mail: adult-education@birmingham.gov.uk
Web: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/adultlearning

Services
Birmingham Adult Education Services is one of the largest providers of Adult Learning opportunities in the West Midlands.

Connexions @ The Sanctuary
The Sanctuary
Tangmere Drive
Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 7PX

Tel: 0121 675 6504
Web: http://www.connexions-bs.co.uk

Services
Connexions provides a range of free services to help you make informed choices, prepare for your future and tackle issues you may encounter. This is available to young people aged 16-19 years old and up to the age of 24 for anyone with learning difficulties.

Jobs, Training and Enterprise Sub Group
11 High Street
Castle Vale
Birmingham
B35 7PR

Tel: 0121 748 8189/92
Fax: 0121 748 8101
Email: carla.belle@cvcha.org.uk or ruth.miller@cvcha.org.uk
Web: http://www.cvnp.org.uk

Services
The Jobs, Education and Training (JTE) sub group meets quarterly to discuss jobs, education and training provision in Castle Vale. The group is attended by NPB lead officer, stakeholders and local residents.

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