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Suited for Success is partnering with Maverick Sounds on a Urban music and employment programme as part of our Stand Out project 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...

It's time to Stand Out


Suited for Success is working together with 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.

The ‘Stand Out’ Project is a National Lottery funded programme starting in 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 ( 18- 24 for the urban music project with Maverick Sounds)

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


About Maverick Sounds

Maverick Sounds specialise in delivering musical training, workshops and programmes to young people, those from hard-to-reach backgrounds and prison inmate with an aim to positively engage young people to participate through music.

They provide a safe space for participants to grow in skills such as lyric writing, recording and mixing as well as empowering young people to make positive choices in their lives. Learners get the creative space and relevant stimuli needed to grow both in confidence and ability. Read more about Maverick Sounds



Sign up TODAY!


If you are aged 18-24 unemployed and living in any of the areas above or working with a young person who would like to sign up to our Stand Out music programme Text STANDOUT to 07380 609669 or email for more information.

More information

For more information about or Stand Out programme email:

standout or call: 0121 236 7770

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

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Stand Out with Maverick Sounds 

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