How we work
'Clients referred to us are dressed ready to succeed in their job interview...'
Suited for Success is based in Ladywood, an inner-city constituency of Birmingham supporting unemployed men and women on their journey back to employment. We work on a referral/appointment basis ONLY and all referred clients must have proof of a guaranteed job interview.
People are referred to our centre through a variety of referral frontline support agencies including: Job centres, work programmes, job clubs, debt advice agencies, homeless services, ex-offenders support services, drug recovery support services and more.. Find out how to become a referral partner.
FREE interview clothes
Referred men and women are given a complete suit or smart clothing outfit ( including shoes and accessories depending on available styles and sizes) so they feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed in their job interview. If the client is successful in the getting the job they can come back to us to receive a few more items of mix and match clothes so they can look the part in the first few weeks of their new job.
All the clothing is given 'FREE OF CHARGE' and is theirs to keep. During the appointment, clients are also encouraged with helpful tips and advice to help them succeed in their job interview.
We are open three days a week on:
Tuesday evening: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Thursdays and Fridays: 10am - 3pm
(more days will be available soon).
Find out how to make a referral to Suited for Success.
More than just a suit
In addition to providing interview clothing Suited for Success we provide personal development workshops focusing on image/presentation and interview skills, confidence building and coaching; that offers a more holistic approach preparing individuals for the world of work beyond just being given a suit but also equips people for the long haul.
We believe helping unemployed men and women find a suitable interview outfit and are given the practical interview skills will give them the confidence they need to make that positive first impression and get a job that could change their life.
Donate a suit
High-quality interview suitable gently worn suits and smart clothes are donated by professional men and women in corporate offices and businesses across Birmingham and the West Midlands who share our passion to see people on the edges of our society succeed in gaining employment that will change their lives and the lives of their families.
We take donations of new or gently worn suits or smart clothing (shirts, trousers, dresses, skirts, shoes and accessories) suitable to wear to a job interview All clothing is carefully sorted, dry cleaned and ready to be worn
Do you have a suits or smart work clothes you no longer wear? Your clothes could help unemployed men and women get back into work. Visit out 'Donate a suit' page to find out how you could help.
Suited for Success is perfectly placed to partner with other agencies that share the same mission and passion to tackle unemployment. Find out how you can partner with us.