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!

Newcastle 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
7th December - 17th January 2017

Village Hotels Learning Academy

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with fast growing UK hotel chain The Village Hotels will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 4 weeks
• Work experience: up to 2 weeks with Village Hotels
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Village Hotels, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, from food and beverage, hotel reception, housekeeping  and many more

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 Village Hotels or not.

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

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for The Village Hotels in one of their many sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

Brighton 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
12th December - 26th January 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.

Sign Up

Leicester 16-24 Traineeship opportunity
12th December - 20th January 2017

Bupa Traineeship opportunities with Capita Worksforme

Interested in starting a career in the care sector? This exciting traineeship opportunity with international healthcare group Bupa will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total traineeship duration: 9 weeks
• Work experience: 4 weeks with Bupa
• 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 and part-time roles
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the care sector, including Care Assistant, Activity Coordinator, and Housekeeping

On a Capita Worksforme traineeship 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.

On completion of your Capita Worksforme traineeship 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 Worksforme traineeship if you are:

Aged between 18–24 years old
Not in education and out of work
Currently hold qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels
Interested in working for Bupa in one of their residential sites.

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

About Bupa:
Bupa is a leading international healthcare group. It runs care homes, health centres, dental centres and hospitals, offers personal and company health insurance and provides home healthcare, workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services including health coaching.

Sign Up

Maidstone 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
12th December - 19th January 2017

Village Hotels Learning Academy

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with fast growing UK hotel chain The Village Hotels will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 4 weeks
• Work experience: up to 2 weeks with Village Hotels
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Village Hotels, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, from food and beverage, hotel reception, housekeeping  and many more

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 Village Hotels or not.

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

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for The Village Hotels in one of their many sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

Manchester 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
12th December - 20th January 2017

Village Hotels Learning Academy

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with fast growing UK hotel chain The Village Hotels will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 4 weeks
• Work experience: up to 2 weeks with Village Hotels
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Village Hotels, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, from food and beverage, hotel reception, housekeeping  and many more

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 Village Hotels or not.

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

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for The Village Hotels in one of their many sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

Newcastle 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
12th December - 20th January 2017

Village Hotels Learning Academy

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with fast growing UK hotel chain The Village Hotels will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 4 weeks
• Work experience: up to 2 weeks with Village Hotels
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Village Hotels, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, from food and beverage, hotel reception, housekeeping  and many more

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 Village Hotels or not.

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

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for The Village Hotels in one of their many sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

Guildford 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
9th January - 27th January 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.

Sign Up

Sunderland 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
16th January - 3rd February 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.

Sign Up

Leeds 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
16th January - 3rd February 2017

Village Hotels Learning Academy

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with fast growing UK hotel chain The Village Hotels will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 4 weeks
• Work experience: up to 2 weeks with Village Hotels
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Village Hotels, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, from food and beverage, hotel reception, housekeeping  and many more

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 Village Hotels or not.

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

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for The Village Hotels in one of their many sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

South London 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
23rd January - 10th February 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!

Sign Up

Liverpool (L3 4FN) 16-24 Traineeship opportunity
30th January - 24th February 2017

Bupa Traineeship opportunities with Capita Worksforme

Interested in starting a career in the care sector? This exciting traineeship opportunity with international healthcare group Bupa will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total traineeship duration: 9 weeks
• Work experience: 4 weeks with Bupa
• 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 and part-time roles
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the care sector, including Care Assistant, Activity Coordinator, and Housekeeping

On a Capita Worksforme traineeship 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.

On completion of your Capita Worksforme traineeship 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 Worksforme traineeship if you are:

Aged between 18–24 years old
Not in education and out of work
Currently hold qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels
Interested in working for Bupa in one of their residential sites.

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

About Bupa:
Bupa is a leading international healthcare group. It runs care homes, health centres, dental centres and hospitals, offers personal and company health insurance and provides home healthcare, workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services including health coaching.

Sign Up

Chester 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy Opportunity
6th February - 24th February 2017

Village Hotels Learning Academy

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting Capita sector-based work academy opportunity with fast growing UK hotel chain The Village Hotels will help you build up skills and knowledge, gain vital work experience and prepare you for a variety of different job roles.

• Total duration: 4 weeks
• Work experience: up to 2 weeks with Village Hotels
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Village Hotels, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the hospitality sector, from food and beverage, hotel reception, housekeeping  and many more

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 Village Hotels or not.

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

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for The Village Hotels in one of their many sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

Sign Up

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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