The Learning Works

The Learning Works supports local people looking to move into the world of work or a career change. If you are currently out of work and would like to find out more about how you can join the NHS family, the Learning Works can support you. The friendly team based in Smethwick, can help you to take your first step into a rewarding job and support you with training and apprenticeship opportunities when in post to reach your full potential and build a career with us.

The Learning Works also has close links with a wide range of external partners and internal specialists to provide easy and streamlined access to a variety of services, courses, and employment opportunities.

Who is the Learning Works for?

The team works closely with existing staff who are looking to upskill and progress within their careers at the Trust  In addition, the Learning Works also delivers dedicated programmes which support young people at risk of homelessness, young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and healthcare overseas professionals.

Our Programmes

We offer a range of programmes and opportunities, including Discovery Events, employability workshops and Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes. In addition, we also deliver a range of specific employability projects:

Live & Work – delivered in conjunction with St Basils to support young people at risk of homelessness, the project provides accommodation on our Sandwell General Hospital site together with an apprenticeship opportunity.

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Project Search – delivered in partnership with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Westminster School to provide supported internship placements to young people with a learning disability and/or autism.

Healthcare Overseas Professionals – providing tailored support to local healthcare overseas professionals in creating a pathway back into their healthcare profession.

How to find out more:

If you would like to express your interest in one of our courses, please register you details by contacting us on 0121 507 5886, email us at or drop in to see us at The Learning Works, 99-102 Unett Street, Smethwick, B66 3TA.