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The pandemic has driven more interest in, and take up of, the portfolio career – shows new research from the Department for Education. As the pandemic continues to shift attitudes towards work, 34% of people in West Midlands now hold multiple roles instead of one core job compared to before the pandemic (31%).

The research comes as the Department for Education launches a new national marketing campaign, calling for even more skilled workers to share their valuable expertise by teaching in further education (FE).

Severn Trent has announced plans to create over a hundred new job opportunities across the Midlands.

Over 130 new apprenticeship and graduate opportunities are on offer at the water and waste company. Apprenticeship roles on offer range from level two intermediate (equivalent to GCSE’s) to level six and seven higher apprenticeships (equivalent to a degree).

Young people in Birmingham are set to benefit from a new package of support to give them access to training and career opportunities. A new Youth Hub based at the Library of Birmingham is offering practical advice and support to young people aged 16-29 who are unemployed or at risk of losing their job, or leaving school, college or university.

MA students from Birmingham’s historic School of Art will launch a new public pop up project exploring the city at Selfridges Birmingham this coming weekend. 

Taking inspiration from the work of Birmingham-born and globally acclaimed visual artist Osman Yousefzada, recipient of an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University, the exhibitions and workshops also explore ideas from the book ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italian author Italo Calvino, based on Marco Polo’s imagined descriptions of travelling through cities.

Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has launched its 2022 graduate programme and is actively searching for new talent to support the future growth and development of the business. The housebuilder has 31 regional businesses in England, Wales and Scotland. Its centrally managed graduate programme immerses emerging talent in a structured two-year training programme with a variety of career pathways.