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!

London 25+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
2nd May - 19th May 2017

Barclays Pre-employment programme opportunities with WorksForMe

Interested in starting a career in banking sector? This exciting Capita pre-employment programme (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: 3 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 Barclays apprenticeship programme
- Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the banking sector, including Customer Service and Sales.

Following your work experience and Barclays interview, if you are successful, you will have the opportunity for a place on a 12-18 month paid (£15,500 per annum) 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.

To give you an idea of the apprentice role, here are some responsibilities:

- Receiving inbound contacts from clients and customers, responding to queries raised, and handing off to Specialist teams where more complex queries are presented.
- Setting up and maintaining client records on products or servicing needs.
- Providing a first class customer service experience in all client and customer contacts

Apply if you are:

- Aged 25+
- 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!

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

Manchester 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
2nd May - 19th May 2017

Pre-employment Academy with retailRIGHT in Manchester

Hammerson's retailRight is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser and Clarks in Manchester. We are delivering a sector based work academy that guaranteers the candidate an interview for a sales team leader job with their retailer.

The programme includes:

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

Qualifications achieved on programme:

- Customer Service/Retail  Level 1
- Personal and Social Development Level 1  

Core responsibilities:

- Support the achievement of key store KPIs by delivering sales at target levels set by store management team
- Consistently deliver a great brand experience, including utilising technologu to enhance the consumers' experience and keeping up to date with product knowledge
- Maintain the sales floor and back of house in order to deliver high brand and retail standards
- Put stock away in the correct places, keeping good order and stockroom aisles clear
- Follow Health and Safety procedures at all times as delivered in training
- Represent the brand at all times
- Follow cash and stock security procedures to company standards
- Regularly review own performance and maintain a personal development plan

Who can apply? You are eligible if you:

- Aged 19+
- 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

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!

Sign Up

Coventry 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
8th May - 26th May 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

London 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
15th May - 16th June 2017

Barclays Traineeship opportunities in London

Interested in starting a career in banking sector? This exciting Capita traineeship 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 classroom training duration: 5 weeks
-
Work experience includes working with Barclays and a well know national charity organisation developing your customer service skills, teamwork, and how to play an active part in society
- 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 Barclays apprenticeship programme
- Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the banking sector, including Customer Service and Sales.

Following your work experience and Barclays interview, if you are successful, you will have the opportunity for a place on a 12-18 month paid (£15, 500 per annum) 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.

To give you an idea of the apprentice role, here are some responsibilities:

- Receiving inbound contacts from clients and customers, responding to queries raised, and handing off to Specialist teams where more complex queries are presented.
- Setting up and maintaining client records on products or servicing needs.
- Providing a first class customer service experience in all client and customer contacts

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.

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

Nottingham 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
15th May - 16th June 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

Warrington 19-25 Sector Based Work Academy opportunity
15th May - 16th June 2017

Bupa SBWA opportunities with Capita Worksforme

Interested in starting a career in the care sector? This exciting sector based work academy 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 academy duration: 3 weeks pre-employment training focussing on customer service, personal and social skills

Visiting the employer

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, Housekeeping, and Food Services

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 if you are:

Aged between 19-25 years old

Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

Resident in UK/EU for three years

Hold ID/RTW documents

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.

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London 18-24 Traineeship opportunity
22nd May - 23rd June 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: 5 weeks

Programme overview

5 weeks of Pre-Employment Training around customer service and personal and social skills. On completion of the PET learners will have a guaranteed interview for a placement, if successful they will have a 1-week work placement and roles will be offered based on performance, commitment etc during placement

  • Care Worker
  • Activity Co-ordinator
  • Food Services Assistant
  • Housekeeping assistant

 

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

Chelmsford 18-24 Traineeship opportunity
29th May - 30th June 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: 5 weeks

Programme overview

5 weeks of Pre-Employment Training around customer service and personal and social skills. On completion of the PET learners will have a guaranteed interview for a placement, if successful they will have a 1-week work placement and roles will be offered based on performance, commitment etc during placement

  • Care Worker
  • Activity Co-ordinator
  • Food Services Assistant
  • Housekeeping assistant

 

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

Leeds (LS11 5BD) 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
5th June - 23rd June 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

Manchester 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
5th June - 23rd June 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

Manchester 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
19th June - 7th July 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

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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