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Painting & Decorating 

Rising Stars Property Solutions CIC partnered with Walsall Housing Group to decorate their apartments as a part of the Refresh programme. The partnership gave the opportunity for 7 long term unemployed women to gain the skills they need to secure full or part-time employment.

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Sara, a candidate, successfully completed a four week training programme with Rising Stars Property Solutions CIC. This gave her a Painting and Decorating level 1 qualification, which she can use to gain employment within this field. The course consisted of two weeks training, to gain CSCS cards, Health and Safety Level 1, Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (COSHH), Manual Handling and Asbestos Awareness. These are the mandatory qualifications needed to gain entry onto any site.

Sara impressed Rising Stars with her work ethic and dedication so much that she was offered a permanent role as a painter and decorator within the company. 

Out of 7 participants 2 unfortunately dropped out of the course, 3 were inspired to continue training with their local college provider to gain level 2 qualifications, 1 received a part time job, and Sara received a full time position with Rising Stars Property Solutions.


“I am dyslexic which hinders my confidence immensely. I am glad I have a job with an employer who knows how to help me get over my fears.” Sara, Rising Stars

“Projects like this couldn't happen without Rising Stars. The project was a success, and we would like to roll it out again when the new budget for this programme is released.”  Donna Goodhall, Walsall Housing Group

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