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X-Cite: Training and Employability Gateway for Youth


New Hope Global have partnered with Ashiana Community Project, part of a consortium of local community organisations to help and support young people aged between 15 to 29 back into training, employment, or education across Birmingham. 

This project is part-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Are you aged between 15 to 29 and are currently unemployed or inactive, we can provide support to develop your skills and qualifications to help you progress to training, employment, or further learning.

We offer information, support and access to training, qualifications, and work experience/placements, as well as voluntary opportunities to enabling the young people to be ready for the labour market; we aim to help you present yourself as a perfect candidate for potential employers. Having networked with local employers, we have access to job opportunities; we can also provide support to develop your business plan if you are considering self-employment.

We can offer -

  • Advice and Support

  • Support with Language development and basic skills (e.g ESOL)

  • Qualifications and training

  • Confidence building

  • Support into a new career (job search, CV preparation, support with application, interview techniques)

  • Access to a range of activities to support physical health and mental well-being

  • Help with travel



To be eligible for this support you must be - aged 15 to 29

  • A resident in the West Midlands

  • Unemployed or in receipt of benefits (Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit) or inactive


If you would like any further information about the initiative contact us via –

  • Email:         

  • Telephone:         0121 455 8144 / Mobile: 07591 598340

  • Facebook:           @New Hope Global