Pop-up Bus to Help Unemployed in West Midlands to get jobs

Patricia White, CEO of Suited for Success (SFS), will enter the Christmas season, confident that the award-winning charity she leads will continue its work of empowering unemployed individuals with interview skills and clothing, following the launch of its new initiative: the Suited for Success Employment Bus. 

This pop-up bus, equipped with laptop stations, interview coaching booths, clothing, workwear, and changing rooms – where stylists can help clients pick an interview-winning outfit so they can make a great impression – will play a key role in helping to break down barriers to employment for unemployed people across the West Midlands. 

Visitors to the pop-up bus will be able to receive free interview skills coaching, attend employment days, and learn employment preparation skills, alongside getting FREE professional interview clothing.  

Patricia White, a Christian, has been CEO of Suited for Success ever since its inception in 2015. She said says: “At Suited for Success, our mission is to level the playing field for unemployed people to realise their potential and gain employment. The bus will take the free help and support we offer right into the heart of areas across the West Midlands that have some of the highest levels of unemployment in the UK. Our new bus will see us working harder than ever to reach more unemployed people.”

The bus, which was donated to SFS by National Express West Midlands, was unveiled on Snow Hill Square in Birmingham City Centre in October, after a breakfast launch event at PwC with close supporters. 

Numerous businesses, including Alstom, Balfour Beatty and Hexis UK Ltd, played a role in transforming the passenger bus into a mobile training centre and styling hub for the unemployed and for those seeking employment.

Visit www.suitedforsuccess.co.uk for details of forthcoming bus employment days.

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