Apprenticeships are key to tackling the Black Country’s unemployment problems, says a senior JobCentre boss, as new figures put Wolverhampton at the bottom of the UK’s jobless league table.
A pint-sized woman with a big appetite has put some of the best burly British wrestlers to shame by beating them in an eating contest.
The weeks were long and demoralising for Edward Pitt. After finishing university with a degree in theoretical physics and applied mathematics he spent day after day applying for jobs.
Eighty new apprenticeships have already been pledged to the Ladder for the Black Country campaign – just one day after it was launched in the Express & Star.