We are one of the Midlands' leading and most successful providers of affordable homes.

Leading Midlands’ landlord whg is celebrating after helping an impressive 3,000 people transform their lives and get on the path to employment.

The huge milestone is the culmination of three years of hard work for whg’s Employment and Support team, who provide a range of programmes to help its customers gain the skills they need to get into a job, training or volunteering.

The team, who are based at whg’s learning centre The Workplace, in Leamore, offer a tailored package of support for anyone unemployed aged 16 or over.

Programmes include confidence building, volunteering, community workclubs, free training courses and Black Country Click Start, which focuses on increasing customers’ financial and digital skills.

Alison Matthews, Employment and Skills Manager, said: “Back in 2017 we were set the challenge of supporting 3000 of our customers over three years. We are delighted to have met that target six months ahead of schedule.

“Our programmes have helped thousands of our customers learn new skills and overcome the barriers they may face in finding employment, and we have seen some great results.

In 2018/2019 whg’s Employment and Training Team  supported 1271 customers to improve their job prospects, trained 68 customers as volunteers, supported 24 customers to take up apprenticeships with whg and helped 156 customers gain employment.

whg’s employment and training team offers a range of support, from free training courses and help finding volunteering and work experience opportunities to community based work clubs, where professional work coaches are on hand to provide support in applying for jobs.

To find out more about the support available from whg contact the Employment and Training Team on 0300 555 6666 or email employment.training@whgrp.co.uk