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, Hospitality or Administration.

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!

Birmingham 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
27th March - 14th April 2017

KFC Sector Based Work Academies

This exciting pre-employment training opportunity with leading UK food chain KFC will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 5 weeks
• Work experience: 1 week with KFC
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Customer Service and City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills
Opportunity for a job interview for full-time or part-time employment and which may progress to a paid job
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, including Customer Service or Sales.

On our training academy you will receive invaluable classroom training and work experience to develop your business skills. This process will help you decide if the role is suitable for you and that you’re making the right decision. It will also prepare you to be your best in job interview situations.

If you are successful at the job interview stage, you will also have the opportunity for a paid job with KFC. This will give you the chance to earn while you learn!

On completion of your programme we will continue to provide ongoing support for your career, regardless of whether you are successful with your job interview or not.

You are eligible if you are:

Aged 19 plus
• Unemployed and claiming benefits

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

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North London 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
27th March - 14th April 2017

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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Birmingham 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
3rd April - 10th May 2017

Traineeships with retailRIGHT in Birmingham

retailRight is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser, Maplin, Oasis, Savers and Clarks in Birmingham. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a Retail Assistant job with their retailer. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre –employment skills, develop their retail/customer service expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with a very reputable retailer.

What will the trainees be doing during this five weeks?

In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, trainees will be:

- Developing their Customer Service and Communication skills
- Developing their ability to engage and work with others
- Preparing and developing their interview skills
- Growing and developing their confidence
- Learning how to take ownership of the retailer’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?
Date: Monday 3rd April 2017
Venue: Stanfords Training Ltd, 18 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6BJ

Who can apply?
Traineeships are for those 16 – 24 year olds that need that extra support to go and get a job.  So even if you have some qualifications up to 1 A Level you can join one of our courses. Equally NO qualifications or experience is absolutely fine.

Work Placements
4 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin, Oasis, Savers and Clarks in Birmingham. There are up to 10 placements/JOBS available and a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement

Retailer Locations/Opportunities:

Clarks, 703 Bullring, Birmingham, B5 4BG – 1 placement/job opportunity
Clarks, 25 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4RQ – 1 placement/job opportunity
House of Fraser, Corporation Street, Birmingham, B2 5JS – 2 placements/job opportunities
Maplin, Temple Street, Birmingham, B2 5BN – 1 placement/job opportunity
Maplin, 96 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1AA – 1 placement/job opportunity
Maplin, 2 Sutton New Road, Birmingham, B23 6TH – 1 placement/job opportunity
Oasis, 110 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6SX - 1 placement/job opportunity
Savers, Unit 4, Lower Mall, Birmingham, B5 4BA - 2 placements/job opportunity

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Monday 27th March
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Broad Street Jobcentre, Centennial House, 100 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AU

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Leicester 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
3rd April - 10th May 2017

Traineeships with retailRIGHT in Leicester

RetailRIGHT is offering retail opportunities (leading to JOBS) with House of Fraser, Maplin, CEX, and Clarks in Leicester. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a Retail Assistant job with their retailer. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre-employment skills, develop your retail/customer service expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with a very reputable retailer.

What will the trainees be doing during this five weeks?

In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, trainees will be:

- Developing their Customer Service and Communication skills
- Developing their ability to engage and work with others
- Preparing and developing their interview skills
- Growing and developing their confidence
- Learning how to take ownership of the retailer’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?

Date: Monday 3rd April 2017
Venue: To be confirmed but likely to be Mercure or Belmont Hotel

Who can apply?

Traineeships are for those 16 – 24 year olds that need that extra support to go and get a job.  So even if they have some qualifications up to 1.5 A Levels they can join a Traineeship. Equally NO qualifications or experience is absolutely fine.

Work Placements

4 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin, CEX and Clarks in Leicester. There are up to 11 placements/JOBS available and a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement.

Retailer Locations/Opportunities:

- Clarks, 3 Fosse Park, Enderby, LE19 1HX  – 3 placements/job opportunities
- Clarks, Haymarket Shopping Centre, 2 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PH – 3 placements/job opportunities
- House of Fraser, 76 Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester, LE1 4AN – 2 placements/job opportunities
- Maplin, 7B St Georges Retail Park, Leicester, LE1 1SG – 1 placement/job opportunity
- CEX, 13 Haymarket Shopping Centre, Leicester, LE1 3YB - 2 placements/job opportunities

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Thursday 30th March
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Leicester Charles Street Jobcentre, Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3JB

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Leeds 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
5th April - 12th May 2017

Traineeships with retailRIGHT in Leeds

retailRIGHT is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse and Clarks in Leeds. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a Retail Assistant job with their retailer. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre–employment skills, develop their retail/customer service expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with a very reputable retailer.

What will the trainees be doing during this five weeks?

In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, trainees will be:

- Developing their Customer Service and Communication skills
- Developing their ability to engage and work with others
- Preparing and developing their interview skills
- Growing and developing their confidence
- Learning how to take ownership of the retailer’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?

Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Venue: Park Plaza,
Boar Lane City Square, Leeds LS1 5NS

Who can apply?

Traineeships are for those 16 – 24 year olds that need that extra support to go and get a job.  So even if you have some qualifications up to 1 A Level you can join one of our courses. Equally NO qualifications or experience is absolutely fine!

Work Placements

4 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse and Clarks in Leeds. There are up to 11 placements/JOBS available and a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement.

Retailer Locations/Opportunities:

House of Fraser - 2 placements – City Centre
Maplin – 2 placements – City Centre
Warehouse – 1 placement – City Centre
Clarks – 6 placements – 2 City Centre, 2 Whiterose Shopping Centre (LS11 8LU) and 2 Crownpoint Shopping Centre (LS10 1ET)

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017

Time: 11am – 1pm

Venue: Park Plaza, Boar Lane City Square, Leeds LS1 5NS

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Newcastle/Gateshead 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
5th April - 12th May 2017

Traineeship with retailRIGHT in Newcastle

retailRIGHT is offering opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse and Clarks in Newcastle/Gateshead. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a Retail Assistant job with their retailer. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre–employment skills, develop their retail/customer service expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with a very reputable retailer.

What will the trainees be doing during this five weeks?

In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, trainees will be:

- Developing their Customer Service and Communication skills
- Developing their ability to engage and work with others
- Preparing and developing their interview skills
- Growing and developing their confidence
- Learning how to take ownership of the retailer’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?
Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Venue: Jury’s Inn, Newcastle, NE1 4AD

Who can apply?

Traineeships are for those 16-24 year olds that need that extra support to go and get a job.  So even if you have some qualifications up to 1 A Level you can join one of our courses. Equally NO qualifications or experience is absolutely fine.

Work Placements
4 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse and Clarks in Newcastle/Gateshead. There are up to 8 placements/JOBS available and a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement. 

Retailer Locations/Opportunities:

House of Fraser - 2 placements – Metrocentre, Gateshead
Maplin – 1 placement – Allison Court, Gateshead (near Metrocentre)
Warehouse – 1 placement – Eldon Square, Newcastle
Clarks – 4 placements – 2 Eldon Square, Newcastle and 2 Metrocentre, Gateshead

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Friday 31st March 2017
Time: 11am – 1pm
Venue: Jury’s Inn, Newcastle, NE1 4AD

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Nottingham 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
5th April - 12th May 2017

Traineeships with retailRIGHT in Nottingham

retailRight is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse, and Clarks in Nottingham. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a Retail Assistant job with their retailer. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre –employment skills, develop their retail/customer service expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with a very reputable retailer.

What will the trainees be doing during this five weeks?

In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, trainees will be:

- Developing their Customer Service and Communication skills
- Developing their ability to engage and work with others
- Preparing and developing their interview skills
- Growing and developing their confidence
- Learning how to take ownership of the retailer’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?
Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Venue: To be confirmed but likely to be The Jurys Inn

Who can apply?
Traineeships are for those 16 – 24 year olds that need that extra support to go and get a job.  So even if you have some qualifications up to 1 A Level you can join one of our courses. Equally NO qualifications or experience is absolutely fine.

Work Placements
4 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse and Clarks in Nottingham. There are up to 10 placements/JOBS available and a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement. 

Retailer Locations/Opportunities:
Clarks, 21/22 Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH – 3 placements/job opportunities
Clarks, 38/40 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2ND – 2 placements/job opportunities
House of Fraser, Intu, Victoria Centre, 2 Union Road, Nottingham, NG1 3HF – 3 placements/job opportunities
Maplin, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EH – 1 placement/job opportunity
Warehouse, 48-52 Long Row. Nottingham, NG1 2DH - 1 placement/job opportunity

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Tuesday 4th April
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Nottingham Jobcentre, Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 6AZ

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Gadbrook 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
18th April - 9th May 2017

Barclays Learning Academy Opportunity with Capita Worksforme

Interested in starting a career in the banking sector? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with leading financial services company Barclays will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total Work Academy duration: 5 weeks
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service and City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills
Opportunity for a job interview and progression to a 12 month Barclays apprenticeship programme
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the banking sector, including Customer Service and Sales.

On a Capita Learning Academy you will receive invaluable classroom training and work experience to develop your business skills. This process will help you decide if the role is suitable for you and that you’re making the right decision. It will also prepare you to be your best in job interview situations.

If you are successful at the job interview stage of the programme, you will have the opportunity for a place on a 12 month paid apprenticeship programme with Barclays. This programme will enable you to study for a Level 2 qualification in Professional Financial Services and gain employment in Barclays’ Customer Service or Sales department.

On completion of your Capita Learning Academy we will continue to provide ongoing support for your career, regardless of whether you are successful with your job interview or not.

You will be eligible for a Capita sector-based work academy place if you are:

Aged over 19 years old
Interested in working for Barclays in one of its branches.

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

About Barclays:
Barclays is one of the most recognisable brands on the high street, and over recent years they have made a significant commitment to the promotion of skills and careers of people. Since April 2012, Barclays have welcomed traineeships and apprentices in all areas of the bank, from the branch on your local high street, to contact centres, and even some in their head office in Canary Wharf.

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Leeds (LS11 5BD) 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
24th April - 12th May 2017

SBWA 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 2 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.

The programme includes:

3 weeks training - full-time classroom training to prepare you for work and give you qualifications

2 weeks work experience

Job interview - following the interview they may offer you an apprenticeship or some helpful feedback so you can find opportunities elsewhere

Capita Learning Academy will provide invaluable pre-employment work-based classroom training and work experience to develop your business skills. This process will help you decide if the role is suitable for you and that you’re making the right decision. It will also prepare you to be your best in job interview situations.

On completion of your Capita Learning Academy programme we will continue to provide ongoing support for your career, regardless of whether you are successful in securing a job with British Gas or not.

You will be eligible if you are:

Aged between 19-30 years old

Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

Resident in UK/EU for three years

Hold ID/RTW documents

Actively looking for the right opportunity to start your career

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

Liverpool 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
24th April - 26th May 2017

Traineeships with retailRIGHT in Liverpool

retailRight is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse, Savers and Clarks in Liverpool. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a Retail Assistant job with their retailer. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre–employment skills, develop their retail/customer service expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with a very reputable retailer.

What will the trainees be doing during this five weeks?

In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, trainees will be:

- Developing their Customer Service and Communication skills
- Developing their ability to engage and work with others
- Preparing and developing their interview skills
- Growing and developing their confidence
- Learning how to take ownership of the retailer’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?
Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Venue: TBC

Who can apply?
Traineeships are for those 16–24 year olds that need that extra support to go and get a job. So even if you have some qualifications up to 1 A Level you can join one of our courses. Equally NO qualifications or experience is absolutely fine.

Work Placements
4 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin, Warehouse, Savers and Clarks in Liverpool. There are up to 12 placements/JOBS available and a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Wednesday 19th April
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Jury's Inn, Liverpool

 

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Leicester (LE19 1SZ) 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
2nd May - 19th May 2017

SBWA 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 2 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.

The programme includes:

3 weeks training - full-time classroom training to prepare you for work and give you qualifications

2 weeks work experience

Job interview - following the interview they may offer you an apprenticeship or some helpful feedback so you can find opportunities elsewhere

Capita Learning Academy will provide invaluable pre-employment work-based classroom training and work experience to develop your business skills. This process will help you decide if the role is suitable for you and that you’re making the right decision. It will also prepare you to be your best in job interview situations.

On completion of your Capita Learning Academy programme we will continue to provide ongoing support for your career, regardless of whether you are successful in securing a job with British Gas or not.

You will be eligible if you are:

Aged between 19-30 years old

Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

Resident in UK/EU for three years

Hold ID/RTW documents

Actively looking for the right opportunity to start your career

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

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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
  • 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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