Learn new skills
Get real work experience
Find the job you want 

What is WorksForMe?

A free programme designed to help you to develop the skills needed to find, stay and progress in work. This will include:

Classroom based training

Full-time classroom training to help you prepare for opportunities in Retail, Customer Service or Digital job roles.

Work experience

A work placement with a local business which can last from 1 to 6 weeks.

Job interview

An interview with the business you’ve completed your placement with.  

Ongoing support

Ongoing support after your placement to help you make the most of your programme, continue learning and secure a job.

What will I learn?

Training leading to BTEC1 qualifications

Learn skills & build confidence to start work

  • Customer service skills
  • CV writing
  • Interview skills
  • Work awareness
  • Team working
  • People skills

 

Guaranteed work experience

We’ll match you with an employer to

  • Apply & develop your skills
  • Gain practical experience
  • Learn which job roles suit you
  • Add experience to your CV

 

Job interview

With the business you’ve done your placement with to get

  • Practical advice about your career
  • The chance to get a job

 

Continued support

We’ll continue supporting you after completing your programme to

  • Help you find work or
  • Start a paid apprenticeship

 


Featured opportunities

We have new WorksForMe programmes starting all the time, all over the country. Sign up today!

Gadbrook
30th August - 9th September 2016

Opportunities with Barclays

Build up your skills and knowledge and gain invaluable work experience with one of the top companies in the UK market! We have a fantastic range of opportunities with Barclays in their Customer Service and Business Administration departments.

You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in a Barclays branch and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Barclays

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

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Manchester
1st September - 6th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

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Manchester
1st September - 5th October 2016

Opportunities with retailTRUST for 19+ year olds

Get free training and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with retailTRUST - the leading charity helping improve the lives of current and ex-employees who work in retail and its supporting services. After the course, there are paid full-time vacancies available for successful candidates — working within the charity sector for retailTRUST in their customer service or sales department.

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: retailTRUST

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

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Darwen
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with Capita TV Licensing

Want to start a career in Administration? Build up your skills and knowledge and gain invaluable work experience at Capita, working in an admin role at the TV licensing call centre? No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in working for Capita in the TV licensing call centre as a Back of House Admin Apprentice?
  • Unemployed with qualifications less than the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Actively looking for the right opportunity to start your career?
  • Wanting to improve your skills and find work?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Capita – TV licensing call centre

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Leeds
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with BT Openreach

Are you out of work? Want to get work experience as a field engineer?

We are running WorksForMe programmes in partnership with BT Openreach that will help you get all the training you need to develop your skills and get work ready.  

The role demands a keen focus on quality delivery and customer satisfaction. During your work placement you will always be accompanied by a qualified engineer and never asked to complete any tasks that are not safe and you will be provided with the all the correct safety briefing and clothing.

You can apply for the programme with no qualifications or experience necessary.

Eligibility

Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in working for BT Openreach as a trainee field engineer?
  • Not in education and out of work, with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: BT Openreach

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Leeds
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with retailTRUST for 19+ year olds

Get free training and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with retailTRUST - the leading charity helping improve the lives of current and ex-employees who work in retail and its supporting services. After the course, there are paid full-time vacancies available for successful candidates — working within the charity sector for retailTRUST in their customer service or sales department.

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: retailTRUST

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Weston-super-Mare
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Nottingham
7th September - 11th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Birmingham
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with retailTRUST for 19+ year olds

Get free training and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with retailTRUST - the leading charity helping improve the lives of current and ex-employees who work in retail and its supporting services. After the course, there are paid full-time vacancies available for successful candidates — working within the charity sector for retailTRUST in their customer service or sales department.

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: retailTRUST

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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London
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with BT Openreach

Are you out of work? Want to get work experience as a field engineer?

We are running WorksForMe programmes in partnership with BT Openreach that will help you get all the training you need to develop your skills and get work ready.  

The role demands a keen focus on quality delivery and customer satisfaction. During your work placement you will always be accompanied by a qualified engineer and never asked to complete any tasks that are not safe and you will be provided with the all the correct safety briefing and clothing.

You can apply for the programme with no qualifications or experience necessary.

Eligibility

Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in working for BT Openreach as a trainee field engineer?
  • Not in education and out of work, with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: BT Openreach

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Southampton
5th September - 7th October 2016

Opportunities with BT Openreach

Are you out of work? Want to get work experience as a field engineer?

We are running WorksForMe programmes in partnership with BT Openreach that will help you get all the training you need to develop your skills and get work ready.  

The role demands a keen focus on quality delivery and customer satisfaction. During your work placement you will always be accompanied by a qualified engineer and never asked to complete any tasks that are not safe and you will be provided with the all the correct safety briefing and clothing.

You can apply for the programme with no qualifications or experience necessary.

Eligibility

Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in working for BT Openreach as a trainee field engineer?
  • Not in education and out of work, with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: BT Openreach

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Kent
5th September - 7th October 2016

Medway (Kent)
7th September - 11th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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London
7th September - 27th September 2016

Opportunities with Barclays

Build up your skills and knowledge and gain invaluable work experience with one of the top companies in the UK market! We have a fantastic range of opportunities with Barclays in their Customer Service and Business Administration departments.

You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in a Barclays branch and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Barclays

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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London
7th September - 11th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Liverpool
12th September - 14th October 2016

Opportunities with BT Openreach

Are you out of work? Want to get work experience as a field engineer?

We are running WorksForMe programmes in partnership with BT Openreach that will help you get all the training you need to develop your skills and get work ready.  

The role demands a keen focus on quality delivery and customer satisfaction. During your work placement you will always be accompanied by a qualified engineer and never asked to complete any tasks that are not safe and you will be provided with the all the correct safety briefing and clothing.

You can apply for the programme with no qualifications or experience necessary.

Eligibility

Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in working for BT Openreach as a trainee field engineer?
  • Not in education and out of work, with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: BT Openreach

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Liverpool
12th September - 14th October 2016

Opportunities with retailTRUST for 19+ year olds

Get free training and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with retailTRUST - the leading charity helping improve the lives of current and ex-employees who work in retail and its supporting services. After the course, there are paid full-time vacancies available for successful candidates — working within the charity sector for retailTRUST in their customer service or sales department.

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: retailTRUST

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Birmingham
12th September - 14th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Manchester
14th September - 18th October 2016

Opportunities with British Gas

Build up your skills and knowledge and gain invaluable work experience with British Gas - the largest UK energy and home services company! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience with British Gas and the opportunity of employment in their Customer Service or Business Administration department upon successful completion of the programme.

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: British Gas

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

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London
14th September - 18th October 2016

Opportunities with Iceland for 19+ year olds

Iceland

Want to start a career in Customer Service? Build up your skills and knowledge, gain invaluable work experience and land a job in customer service with Iceland, the British supermarket chain?

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Before sending you to the interview, we provide free training — arming you with qualifications in essential business skills (City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service and City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills) — and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with Iceland through our WorksForMe programme to help you decide if this is the role that’s suitable for you and that you’re making the right decision.

We provide ongoing support after your interview, regardless of whether you pass the interview and get the job or not.

Employer: Iceland

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Sheffield
19th September - 14th October 2016

Opportunities with retailTRUST for 19+ year olds

Get free training and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with retailTRUST - the leading charity helping improve the lives of current and ex-employees who work in retail and its supporting services. After the course, there are paid full-time vacancies available for successful candidates — working within the charity sector for retailTRUST in their customer service or sales department.

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: retailTRUST

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Derby
19th September - 21st October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Tipton/Dudley
19th September - 21st October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Southampton
21st September - 21st October 2016

Opportunities with BT Openreach

Are you out of work? Want to get work experience as a field engineer?

We are running WorksForMe programmes in partnership with BT Openreach that will help you get all the training you need to develop your skills and get work ready.  

The role demands a keen focus on quality delivery and customer satisfaction. During your work placement you will always be accompanied by a qualified engineer and never asked to complete any tasks that are not safe and you will be provided with the all the correct safety briefing and clothing.

You can apply for the programme with no qualifications or experience necessary.

Eligibility

Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in working for BT Openreach as a trainee field engineer?
  • Not in education and out of work, with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: BT Openreach

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Sunderland
26th September - 21st October 2016

Opportunities with Barclays

Build up your skills and knowledge and gain invaluable work experience with one of the top companies in the UK market! We have a fantastic range of opportunities with Barclays in their Customer Service and Business Administration departments.

You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in a Barclays branch and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Barclays

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Nottingham
26th September - 28th October 2016

Opportunities with Asda

Gain valuable work experience with the UK’s 2nd largest supermarket chain and kick-start your career in retail! You’ll get free training, up to 6 weeks work experience in an ASDA store and the opportunity of employment in the Customer Service or Sales department upon successful completion of the programme.

No qualifications or experience necessary!

Eligibility - Are you:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?
  • Looking for employment but with little or no work experience?

Then you can apply today!

Employer: Asda

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Cosham
26th September - 28th October 2016

Opportunities with KFC for 19+ year olds

Want to start a career in Customer Service? Build up your skills and knowledge, gain invaluable work experience and land a job in customer service with KFC?

Eligibility - Are you:

  • 19+ years old?
  • In receipt of benefits?
  • Unemployed and not in education with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels?

Then you can apply today!

Before sending you to the interview, we provide free training — arming you with qualifications in essential business skills (City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service and City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills) — and up to 3 weeks’ work experience with KFC through our WorksForMe programme to help you decide if this is the role that’s suitable for you and that you’re making the right decision.

We provide ongoing support after your interview, regardless of whether you pass the interview and get the job or not.

Employer: KFC

Learning Provider: Delivered by Capita

Apply today!

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Why sign up for a WorksForMe programme?

You’ll get relevant qualifications*

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills
  • Qualifications in English and Maths (if required)

*If you successfully complete the required coursework

You’re guaranteed a work placement

Our placements are with major UK employers, with real jobs and apprenticeships on offer.

  • High street banks
  • International hotel chains
  • Leading transport companies
  • Customer contact centres

 

Solid path to employment

  • WorksForMe will help you launch your career
  • It could lead to a job or a paid apprenticeship

It's a fun programme. You'll meet new people

  • You’ll do your training with other people who, just like you, are focused on preparing for opportunities in Retail, Customer Service or Digital job roles.
  • Coursework includes group activities and team work.

Is WorksForMe for me?

WorksForMe is designed to help you find a job that works for you.

If you are:

  • 16+ years old
  • unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels
  • looking for employment but with little or no work experience
  • actively looking for the right opportunity to start or relaunch your career
  • wanting to improve your skills and find work

Then WorksForMe could be for you!

Sign up now and one of our advisors will contact you.

If you’re still not sure whether the WorksForMe programme is right for you, just get in touch via our Facebook page. 

What our learners say

Kalen

“My trainer understood each and every one of his students quickly to adapt to their style of learning, that felt great to me to see as I hadn't received much support in school or college or ever really until now.” 

Our trainers were rated

94%

for knowledge, enthusiasm, rapport and presentation skills

Moussa

“I appreciated the enthusiasm and friendliness exhibited by the people on the programme. My first week has honestly been an uplifting experience” 

97%

of learners said they would recommend WorksForMe to their friends or family

Mo

“I liked learning about the business I want to work in, the different areas and the variety of choices I have.” 

 

On average, learners rate the relevance of the course to finding a work placement as

93%

Rachel

“I liked the fact that I am in a small group and this gives me the opportunity to learn more effectively. I also developed my teamwork skills by being a group and engaging everyone.” 

99%

of learners reported the programme boosted their confidence

Join us and enrol

If you’re interested in signing up for a WorksForMe programme send us your details and we’ll call you to talk about it.

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