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Suited for Success is working together with the West Midlands Combined Authority Jobs and Skills Academy to deliver an employment programme called 'Stand Out' supporting unemployed young people aged  18 - 30 into employment, training and volunteering for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

It's time to Stand Out


The ‘Stand Out’ Project is a National Lottery funded programme starting in the Summer 2021 to December 2022, aimed at providing unique training, volunteering and employment opportunities for young people aged 18 - 30 across the West Midlands, utilising the backdrop of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games will create thousands of volunteering and job opportunities. The Stand Out project will provides wrap-around support for young people prior, during and post the Commonwealth Games.

Suited for Success is signing up unemployed young people aged between 18-30 year olds for our Stand Out employment project.

We are specifically looking to support young people living in the following areas:

  • Ladywood

  • North Edgbaston

  • Soho & Jewellery Quarter

  • Holyhead

  • Handsworth

  • Lozells

  • Newtown

  • Nechells

Wrap around support includes:


  • 1-2-1 support into employment, training and volunteering opportunities

  • Employment advice

  • Get access to job opportunities

  • Regular updates on jobs, volunteering and training opportunities

  • Support with CVs and applying for jobs

  • Pre-employment training;

  • 1-2-1 interview skills coaching

  • Free interview clothing 

  • Support to apply for volunteering and training opportunities 

  • Coaching and mentoring;

  • New job support (including work clothing)

  • Support to overcome multiple barriers to employment.

  • Referral to specialist support


Stand Out with Maverick Sounds

Suited for Success is partnering with Maverick Sounds on a urban music and employment programme as part of our Stand Out programme supporting unemployed young people aged between 18-24 living in Ladywood, Winson Green, Handsworth, Lozells, Newtown and Nechells into employment, training and volunteering.


Get employment ready whilst learning new skills such as lyric writing, music production, audio engineering and more... Watch the the promo video and read more here

Sign up to our Stand Out programme TODAY!


If you are aged 18 - 30, unemployed and living in any of the areas above or working with a young person who would like our support text STANDOUT to 07380 609669 or sign up by filling in the form below.

Stand Out Registration Form
Do you have a health condition or disabilty?
If yes, tick all that apply to you:
How long have your been unemployed?
What are your aspirations?
How did you hear about the Stand Out programme?

More information

Text STANDOUT to: 07380 609669, Email: or call: 0121 236 7770 for more information.

Read more: Suited for Success and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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