The Birmingham Award employer support

We are proud to deliver The Birmingham Award (formerly the Personal Skills Award) with employer supporters from a range of sectors.

The following employers are supporting The Birmingham Award for the 2023/24 academic year. Each employer will deliver a session for students enrolled on The Birmingham Award. 

Civil Service Fast Stream

""The Civil Service Fast Stream. You, unlimited.

Unleash your future leadership potential. Join the Fast Stream and you’ll be encouraged, enabled and empowered to shape your way forward and tackle the issues that matter to you and UK life.

Supporting the government of the day to implement its policies effectively on behalf of every community across the UK, the Civil Service touches every aspect of life. Our award-winning Fast Stream programme develops talented, high-potential people to become future Civil Service leaders.

Offering access to roles in just about every government department, the Fast Stream opens up a huge range of opportunities for you to explore. And because we look at your talent, not your background, age or degree subject, there’s nothing to stand in your way.

All you need is an open mind and the determination to succeed, and we’ll invest in you.

Why we are a great place to work

As The Times Top 100 Number 1 Graduate Employer for the fourth year running, we’re proud to be a great place to work. We’re also a Disability Confident Leader Employer, and prominent on the Social Mobility Employer Index.

Join us, and you’ll be a valued member of the wider Civil Service community, where people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds can form lasting friendships and connect with supportive networks. While these are full time roles, our flexible working arrangements will give you space to achieve a work life balance that works for you.""




Eviden is an Atos business that brings together its digital, cloud and big data & security business lines. It will be a global leader in data-driven, trusted and sustainable digital transformation. A next-generation digital business, Eviden stems from worldwide leading positions in digital, cloud, data, advanced computing and security.

This website gives you a flavor of who we are and what we offer. You’ll find more about our solutions in detail on for now.



JLR’s Reimagine strategy is delivering a sustainability-rich vision of modern luxury by design, through our global House of Brands. Range Rover. Defender. Discovery. Jaguar.

We are the proud creators. The curious minds. Inspired to create unique vehicles, to realise our vision of modern luxury. We work as one. Shaping the future. Motivated by a love for our customer. Our passion to chart new landscapes of innovation, encourages us to dream. It’s what drives us. To be visionaries. To be creators.

At JLR we have a variety of career opportunities available across our apprentice, undergraduate and graduate programmes. Visit our careers website to find out more. Achieve the exceptional, with us. 

Lloyds Bank



At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

Lloyds Banking Group

University of Birmingham Graduate Training Scheme


The University of Birmingham is one of the largest employers in the West Midlands. With over 8,000 members of staff working across a huge variety of roles, running an organisation of this size and complexity offers a challenge to rival that of any major business or public sector body.

Our Graduate Management Training Scheme provides ambitious and high calibre graduates with an entry point into a dynamic and stimulating career in university management and leadership. The two-year programme includes a rotation of placements across different areas of the University’s Professional Services complemented by a tailored training and development package, mentoring from a senior University director, and a competitive package of benefits.

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

""Led by the Mayor of the West Midlands, the WMCA brings together 18 local councils to oversee the transfer of powers and funding from Whitehall to the West Midlands.

The WMCA is putting these new powers from government back where they belong, in local hands, bringing the region together to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

Billions of pounds are being invested by the WMCA to improve the region’s transport network, transform its derelict industrial land into new homes and workplaces, support existing businesses and help grow the innovative, green industries of the future.

At the heart of this vision is a strong economy that is both green and inclusive, one that supports the region’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2041 and offers everyone the opportunity of a good quality, affordable home and the skills needed for a worthwhile job.


Professional Services