Choose your route with the Ladder Skills Academy
If you are a careers lead for young people aged 16 to 29 who are making their career choices, the Ladder Skills Academy can help them make the right choice.
If you have a group looking to find out more about the career opportunities ahead of them by having a go, a visit to the Ladder Skills Academy allows them to try a wide range under one roof.
Located in Aston, the Ladder Skills Academy is a multi-use space which helps support education groups and unemployed people into employment and training, while engaging with local businesses and training providers and offering a job match service.
The have-a-go hub provides young people with the opportunity to experience a working environment and the jobs carried out in a wide range of sectors before they decide on their future career.
Ladder Skills Academy have-a-go hub
Ladder Skills Academy visitors can gain hands-on experience within their chosen field.
Find out more about the range of opportunities on offer.
Oral health care
Engineering and manufacturing
Business and professional
IT and digital
Hair and beauty
The Academy official opening
Skilled experts ready to help
The Academy story begins
The Academy doors open
“The Ladder Skills Academy will form part of the Ladder legacy in Birmingham, working with over 70 partners including independent training providers, colleges, universities and employers.”
“We link up employers, training providers and candidates to allow learners to sample paths to upskilling and employment.”
“The Ladder for Greater Birmingham has been a key to the delivery of GBSLEP’s strategy to drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.”
“By visiting the Academy, you can sample some of the options available to prepare to step into a career, change career path or enhance career progression.”
Have a go areas
Skills Academy partners
The project has been funded by Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) through its £3m Recycled Growing Places Fund.