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 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.

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Walsall 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
22nd May - 9th 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

Chelmsford 18-24 Traineeship opportunity
30th 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

Manchester 16-24 Traineeship opportunities
30th May - 30th June 2017

Traineeships with the Village Hotels

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting traineeship 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

This traineeship 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 a completion of the 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.

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!

Sign Up

Rotherham 19-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
30th May - 9th June 2017

Academy Opportunities with British Gas (Rotherham)

Capita is working in partnership with British Gas in Rotherham and are delivering a unique 4-week Academy Programme which includes a 2-week pre-employment training and a 2-week Work Placement that will give all candidates an opportunity to look at all aspects of working at British Gas, from Customer Service, admin and out in the field shadowing Engineers (one day a week).

This innovative programme will equip 19-24 year olds with pre–employment skills, develop their engineering and customer service expertise and a GUARANTEED TELEPHONE INTERVIEW with the view to apply for a Full Time JOB with British Gas.

What will the candidates be doing during the pre-employment training? In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, candidates 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 British Gas values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?
Date: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Venue: British Gas Rotherham, Bow Bridge Close, Bradmarsh Business Park, Rotherham, S60 1BY

Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    19 – 24 years old with no upper qualifications who feel comfortable using a computer  and show motivation for wanting to build a career at British Gas

Please note:
•    Candidates must have Right to Work documentation which MUST INCLUDE a valid Passport, FULL Birth Certificate and NI number along with a proof of address- dated within 3 MONTHS such as a utility bill or Driving/Provisional licence
•    Candidates that make declarations around Criminal Convictions will be discussed with the candidate on a 121 basis.
•    Capita & British Gas are equal opportunity Employers and encourage applications from those with disabilities and support needed will be discussed during initial stages of referral

Work Placements
2 weeks work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering

There are up to 16 placements available

What do I do next?
Capita are holding a Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Monday 22nd May 2017
Venue: British Gas Rotherham, Bow Bridge Close, Bradmarsh Business Park, Rotherham, S60 1BY
Time: 11am – 1pm

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Hull 16-24 Traineeship opportunity
30th May - 30th June 2017

Traineeships with the Village Hotels (Hull)

Capita is delivering an innovative 8- week traineeship programme that will equip 16-24 year olds with pre –employment skills, develop their hospitality/customer service expertise  and give them a guaranteed interview for an opportunity with The Village Hotel.

 

What will the candidates be doing during the Pre-Employment Training?

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

• Develop their Customer Service and Communication skills

• Develop their ability to engage and work with others

• Prepare and develop their interview skills

• Grow and develop their confidence

• Learn how to take ownership of Village’s values and understanding them as a business  

 

When does the course start?

Date: Tuesday 30th May 2017

Venue: Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull, HU4 7DY

 

Who can apply?

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • 16 – 24 year olds
  • No HIGHER than Level 2 qualified
  • No unspent criminal convictions, however learners with spent convictions will be considered on a case by case basis
  • Must have aspirations to work in the hospitality industry
  • Willingness to learn and clear communication skills

 

Please note:

  • Capita & The Village Hotel Group are equal opportunity Employers and encourage applications from those with disabilities and support needed will be discussed during initial stages of referral

 

Work Placements

  • 10 placements/jobs available
  • 3 weeks work experience in a variety of roles such as Catering, Housekeeping, Retail roles with Starbucks, Bar work, Concierge, Leisure, Reception & Admin
  • Placement address:Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull, HU4 7DY

 

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull, HU4 7DY

 

 

I have attached job descriptions, a promotional flyer and If you require any further information please feel free to contact me.

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London 19+ Sector Based Work Academy opportunity
30th May - 16th June 2017

Learning Academy with the Clarks

Take part in a three-week training programme, boost your skills and have the opportunity to find employment!

The programme consists of 3 weeks pre-employment training and 2-weeks work placement

Who is it for?
Anyone aged 19+ not in education, out of work and looking to train in retail – with employment opportunity at the end of the programme. Hours and days can be flexible to suit those with childcare and other commitments.

Where is it?
The training venue will be in central London and you will have the opportunity of a 2 week work placement at one of the following stores:
- Oxford Street (3 stores)
- Regent Street
- Kensington High Street

How it works
The programme is free to join and take part in, giving you the skills to developand step into a rewarding career in the retail sector.

The programme includes:
- Training to improve communication, teamwork and problem solving skills
- Work placements to apply learning in a real-life setting
- Travel and lunch expenses covered whilst on your work placement
- Post programme support and a fantastic opportunity to secure employment upon completion

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

Liverpool 16-24 Traineeship opportunity
12th June - 14th July 2017

Traineeships with the Village Hotels

Want to start a career in hospitality? This exciting traineeship 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

This traineeship 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 a completion of the 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.

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!

Sign Up

Leeds (LS11 5BD) 19-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
12th 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!

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Manchester 19-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
12th June - 23rd June 2017

Academy Opportunities with British Gas (2-week)

Capita is working in partnership with British Gas and are delivering a unique 4-week Academy Programme which includes a 1-week pre-employment training and a 1-week Work Placement that will give all candidates an opportunity to look at all aspects of working at British Gas, from Customer Service, admin and out in the field shadowing Engineers (one day a week).

This innovative programme will equip 19-24 year olds with pre–employment skills, develop their engineering and customer service expertise and a GUARANTEED TELEPHONE INTERVIEW with the view to apply for a Full Time JOB with British Gas.

What will the candidates be doing during the pre-employment training? In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, candidates 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 British Gas values and understanding them as a Business  

Work Placements
1 week's work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    19 – 24 years old with no upper qualifications who feel comfortable using a computer  and show motivation for wanting to build a career at British Gas

Please note:
•    Candidates must have Right to Work documentation which MUST INCLUDE a valid Passport, FULL Birth Certificate and NI number along with a proof of address- dated within 3 MONTHS such as a utility bill or Driving/Provisional licence
•    Candidates that make declarations around Criminal Convictions will be discussed with the candidate on a 121 basis.
•    Capita & British Gas are equal opportunity Employers and encourage applications from those with disabilities and support needed will be discussed during initial stages of referral

Sign Up

Manchester 19+ Sector Based Work Academy opportunity
21st June - 11th July 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

Leicester 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
26th June - 7th July 2017

Academy Opportunities with British Gas (2-week)

Capita is working in partnership with British Gas and are delivering a unique 4-week Academy Programme which includes a 1-week pre-employment training and a 1-week Work Placement that will give all candidates an opportunity to look at all aspects of working at British Gas, from Customer Service, admin and out in the field shadowing Engineers (one day a week).

This innovative programme will equip 19-24 year olds with pre–employment skills, develop their engineering and customer service expertise and a GUARANTEED TELEPHONE INTERVIEW with the view to apply for a Full Time JOB with British Gas.

What will the candidates be doing during the pre-employment training? In amongst a variety of engaging and interesting tasks, candidates 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 British Gas values and understanding them as a Business  

Work Placements
1 week's work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    19 – 24 years old with no upper qualifications who feel comfortable using a computer  and show motivation for wanting to build a career at British Gas

Please note:
•    Candidates must have Right to Work documentation which MUST INCLUDE a valid Passport, FULL Birth Certificate and NI number along with a proof of address- dated within 3 MONTHS such as a utility bill or Driving/Provisional licence
•    Candidates that make declarations around Criminal Convictions will be discussed with the candidate on a 121 basis.
•    Capita & British Gas are equal opportunity Employers and encourage applications from those with disabilities and support needed will be discussed during initial stages of referral

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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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