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Gateway Organisations

If you are a business wanting to offer placements then you will need to apply via our Gateway organisations.

The contact details are listed below:

Local Authorities

  • Birmingham City Council

Email: info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk / Tel: 0800 032 3488 / Website

Locations: Birmingham / Sectors: ALL

  • Coventry City Council

Email: Coventrykickstart@coventry.gov.uk or Jon.stead@coventry.gov.uk / Tel: 024 7697 7073 / Website

Locations: Coventry / Sectors: ALL

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Email: Surrinder.rai@dudley.gov.uk or Adrian.hunt@dudley.gov.uk / Tel: 01384 817754 (Surrinder Rai) or 01384 816535 (Adrian Hunt)

Locations: Dudley / Sectors: ALL

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Email: enquiries_recruitment@sandwell.gov.uk  / Website

Locations: Sandwell / Sectors: ALL

  • Solihull Council

Email: info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk / Tel: 0800 032 3488 / Website

Locations: Solihull / Sectors: ALL

  • Walsall Council

Email: walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk or Rob.Beck@walsall.gov.uk / Tel: 01922 654353 or 07464 495 183 / Website

Locations: Walsall / Sectors: ALL

  • City of Wolverhampton Council

Email: recruitment@wolverhampton.gov.uk / Tel: 07880175059 (Angela Hoyle)

Locations: Wolverhampton / Sectors: ALL

  • Herefordshire Council

Email: Stephen.weller@hoople.co.uk / Tel: 01432 260209 / Website

Locations: Herefordshire / Sectors: ALL

Chambers of Commerce

  • Black Country Chamber of Commerce 

Email: kickstart@blackcountrychamber.co.uk / Tel: 0330 024 0820 / Website

Locations: Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton / Sectors: ALL

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

Email: samanthab@cw-chamber.co.uk / Tel: 02476 654321 / Website

Locations: Coventry / Sectors: ALL

  • Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Email: Kickstart@birmingham-chamber.com / Tel: 0121 454 6171 / Website

Locations: Birmingham 

  • Shropshire Chambers of Commerce

Email: kickstarter@shropshire-chamber.co.uk / Tel: 01952 208 200 / Website

Locations: Shropshire / Sectors: ALL

Training Providers

  • Acacia Training

Email: clarehancock@acaciatraining.co.uk / Tel: 07581 531 416 / Website

Locations: National / Sectors: Administration/Office; Construction; Health & Social Care; Hospitality; Marketing; Residential Childcare; Sales; School/Education.

  • Aspire Training (Skills) Solution Ltd

Email: nikki.clamp@aspiretrainingsolutions.co.uk / Website

Locations: Birmingham / Sectors: Health & Fitness; PE & Sports

  • Dudley College

Email: Nick.thompson@dudleycol.ac.uk / Tel: 01384 363 228 / Website

Locations: Dudley / Sectors: ALL

  • Intec Business Colleges Ltd

Email: Rachel.hales@intecbusinesscolleges.co.uk / Tel: 07921 971036 / Website

Locations: Birmingham / Sectors: Administration; Customer Service; Digital; Event Planning; ICT; Retail; Sales; Team Leading; Warehousing

  • Learning Curve Group

Email: kickstart@learningcurvegroup.co.uk / Tel: 07773 067 268 / Website

Locations: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton

  • Make UK

Email: vhardiman@makeuk.org / Tel: 0121 331 3934 / Website

Locations: National / Sectors: Engineering; Manufacturing

  • Norman Galloway Homes Ltd

Email: lindaahowes@gmail.com / Tel: 07929 714 562 / Website

Locations: East and West Midlands / Sectors: ALL

  • Pet-XI

Email: aashley@pet-xi.co.uk / Tel: 07876 832 097​ / Website

Locations: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Walsall / Sectors: Customer Service; Digital; Health & Social; Team Leading

  • The Prince's Trust

Email: Marlena.green@princes-trust.org.uk or kickstart@princes-trust.org.uk / Tel: 07535 426 793 / Website

Locations: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton / Sectors: ALL

  • The Real Apprenticeship Company

Email: mwilliams@thereal.company / Tel: 07557 652 419 / Website

Locations: West Midlands / Sectors: ALL

  • Steps to Work

Email: kickstarter@stepstowork.co.uk / Tel: 01922 627 555 / Website

Locations: Walsall / Sectors: Health; Manufacturing; Recruitment; Retail

  • Telford College

Email: Graham.Reynolds@telfordcollege.ac.uk / Tel: 01952 642 571 / Website

Locations: Wolverhampton / Sectors: ALL