History of the Ladder
The Ladder for Greater Birmingham has grown beyond recognition since the campaign was launched in summer 2018 with the aim of creating 1,000 new apprenticeships across Birmingham and Solihull.
Publisher Reach Plc joined development group The Vine Trust, training provider Performance Through People and Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) to deliver the campaign. The Ladder has broadened the horizons of hundreds of young people, including a group of award finalists guided around the Houses of Parliament by Ladder supporter and Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP.
Building success for the future
The Ladder’s unique position as a regional champion for apprenticeships in the Greater Birmingham area has brought together support across the private and public sectors.
Working with diverse partners, the Ladder celebrates achievers such as Kevin Naylor, the 2019 Birmingham Apprentice of the Year, who received his award from West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.
The Ladder Foundation brings together the Ladders supporting employers and apprentices throughout Staffordshire, Black Country, Shropshire, Coventry & Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham areas.
Drawing upon collective strengths, the Ladder Foundation ensures each Ladder can take full advantage of the skill-developing opportunities and other benefits that come with taking on an apprentice.