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) 16-24 Traineeship opportunity
24th July - 18th August 2017

Traineeships with retailRIGHT in London

retailRIGHT is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with House of Fraser, Maplin and Clarks in London. 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 you be doing?

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  

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

3 weeks work experience as a Retail Assistant with House of Fraser, Maplin or Clarks in London.

 

 

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Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel and Brentwood 18-24 Traineeship opportunity
31st July - 25th August 2017

Capita Traineeship in partnership with BUPA - Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel and Brentwood

Capita Talent Partnerships working in partnership with BUPA are offering various opportunities within the care sector such as: Care Assistant, Activity Co-ordinator, Kitchen Porter and Housekeeping around the Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel and Brentwood areas. We are delivering a Traineeship Programme guaranteeing the candidate an interview for a PAID role with BUPA. This innovative programme will equip 16-24 year olds with pre –employment skills, develop their industry expertise and an opportunity to get a JOB with BUPA.

What will the trainees be doing during this four 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 BUPA’s values and understanding them as a Business  

When does the course start?

Date: Monday 31st July 2017

Venue: The Willow Centre, Unit 3 Kingsdale Business Centre, Regina Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1PE

Who can apply?

16-24 NO HIGHER than a LEVEL 2 qualified

Work Placements

4 weeks work experience in various opportunities within the care sector such as: Care Assistant, Activity Co-ordinator, Kitchen porter and Housekeeping

There are up to 22 placements available across Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel and Brentwood with a confirmed JOB INTERVIEW for all with their Work Placement

Locations of Work Placements

Care Home

Vacancies offered (please note all WEX will be 100 hours, however some roles are offered on a PT/Flexi basis)

The Lawns, Lawn Lane, Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM17JP

2 x Care Assistant (1 Full & 1 Part Time)

1 x Kitchen Assistant (Part Time/Flexi)

1 x Activity Co-Ordinator (Full-Time)

Admirals Reach, Ridgwell Ave, Chelmsford, Essex,  CM1 7JP

3 x Care Assistant (2 Full Time & 1 Part Time/Flexi)

2 Housekeeping Assistants (Full Time)

1 x Kitchen Assistant (Part Time/Flexi hours)

Hutton Village, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 1RX

3 x Care Assistant (2 Full Time & 1 Part Time/Flexi)

2 Housekeeping Assistants (Full Time)

 

Crabbs Hill, Hatfield Peverel, Essex, CM3 2NZ

5 x Care Assistant (4 Full Time & 1 Part Time/Flexi)

1 Housekeeping Assistant (Part Time/Flexi)

1 x Kitchen Assistant (Part Time/Flexi)

What do I do next?

Capita are holding Registration Event on the following day:

Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017

Time: 11am – 1pm

Venue: The Willow Centre, Unit 3 Kingsdale Business Centre, Regina Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1PE

 

How do I book on to the course?

Please contact Ryan Neale on 07753436448 and send referrals Name, Contact Number and Email to ryan.neale@capita.co.uk

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(London) 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
31st July - 18th August 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.

• 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.

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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(Staines) 19-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
7th August - 7th September 2017

Capita Academy in partnership with British Gas- Staines

Capita Talent Partnerships are working in partnership with British Gas in Staines. We are delivering a unique 4 week Academy Programme which includes 2 weeks 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 ( 1 day a week)

 

 

This innovative programme will equip 19-24 year olds with pre –employment skills, develop their engineering & 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: Monday 7th August 2017

Venue: British Gas, The Causeway, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3BF  

 

Who can apply?

The eligibility for this programme is:

  • 19 – 24 years old, CLAIMING BENEFITS 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 31st July 2017

Time: 11am

Venue: British Gas, The Causeway, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3BF  

 

How do I book my Candidates on to the course?

Please contact Ryan Neale on 07753436448 and send referrals Name, Contact Number and Email to ryan.neale@capita.co.uk

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(Staines) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
7th August - 18th August 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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(Manchester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
7th August - 18th August 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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(Leeds) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
7th August - 18th August 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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(Leicester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
7th August - 18th August 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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Coleshill19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
14th August - 28th August 2017

Pre-employment Academy with The Works (retailRIGHT) in Coleshill

 retailRight is offering retail opportunities that lead to jobs with The Works in Coleshill. 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  

What we are looking for:

Customer service

• Demonstrating excellent customer service, always proactively seeking opportunities to assist internal and external customers.

• Promote a customer service culture, always putting the customers’ needs first.

• Communicate promotional offers and additional sales opportunities to the customer. Business performance

• Contribute to achieving and exceeding Sales Targets as well as other key performance measurements in the Store.

• Maximise sales opportunities through excellent product knowledge.

• Be aware of costs to the business.

• Contribute to minimising shrinkage in the Store.

• Responsible for adhering to till procedures, resulting in a high level of accuracy Operating standards

• Ensure best practice is used to deliver excellent operating standards, including Merchandising, Housekeeping, Promotional implementation and personal presentation

• Adhere to Company policies/procedures and legislative requirements. Person Specification

• Has a passion for service and thrives within retail, customer service facing environment.

• Communicates, professionally and effectively.

• Self-motivated

• Team player

• Flexible

• Enthusiastic Desirable

• Previous retail experience within a customer facing environment.

Experience within any of the following industries :

 FMCG

 Department Stores

 Discount Brands

 High Street/Value

 Shopping Outlets / Retail parks Required Behaviours Planning and organising

Manages time well. Completing tasks on time and to a high standard, looking outside the box for guidance if required,

Customer Focus

Has a good understanding of internal / external customer needs. Demonstrates best practice when delivering service and manages customer enquiries in a satisfactory manner.

Managing Performance

Beats personal and business targets, sharing knowledge with team. Focused in results, consistently uses business kpi’s to asses own performance.

Leadership  

Assists in promoting a positive team environment and passionate about developing themselves. As well as being Proud of their teams achievements.

Communication

Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively to all and encourages feedback. Actively listens and accurately interprets instructions.

Honesty and Integrity

Demonstrates transparency and trustworthiness.

About The Works

The UK’s leading retailer of books, toys, gifts, stationery and arts & crafts, and sell over one million of our products every week to consumers looking for a bargain from our 400 stores. Our Support & Distribution Centres are located in Hams Hall, Coleshill, Birmingham. We serve over 22.5 million people each year, including families and people of all ages. Everyone loves The Works, because you can browse our stores and always find something different - from educational products to great gifts. The Works Stores Ltd. is a privately funded company whose main shareholders are Endless LLP and Dean Hoyle, Founder of The Card Factory.

 

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

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London 25+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
29th August - 15th September 2017

Learning Academy with 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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(Rotherham) 16-24 Sector-Based Academy opportunity
29th August - 8th September 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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Liverpool 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
4th September - 25th September 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: 3 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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London 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
4th September - 25th September 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: 3 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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(Manchester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
11th September - 22nd September 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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(Leeds) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
11th September - 22nd September 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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

(Leicester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
11th September - 22nd September 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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London 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
25th September - 16th October 2017

Pre-employment Academy with House of Fraser

If you share their sense of style, are full of personality and want to build your career with one of the fastest growing premium department stores in the world, join House of Fraser as a Sales Adviser and they will help you to grow, develop and progress in a retail environment that really is second to none.

As one of their Sales Advisers, you’ll roll out the red carpet and put on a real show for customers – creating memorable experiences that keep them coming back for more. Offering everything from a warm welcome to friendly fashion and product advice, you’ll talk people through brands, encourage them to try on clothes without fear, serve them at the tills, and be there to answer any question they have about fashion.

Above everything, they look for personality and passion. And for people who know what it takes to deliver the kind of customer service we all love to receive. You’ll need to be committed to hitting targets too – and you’ll do this by getting to know customers and identifying the products that will look absolutely fabulous on them.

At House of Fraser, not only will you work with some of the most talented people in the business – the training and support means you’ll be well on your way to becoming one yourself. So, do the extraordinary and grow your career with House of Fraser.

The programme includes:

- 3 weeks training - full-time classroom training to prepare you for work and give you qualifications
- Work experience placement - duties cover working at various concessions stands across HOF promoting products, aiding customers  

Qualifications achieved on programme:

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

On completion of your pre-employment programme we will continue to provide ongoing support for your career, regardless of whether you are successful in securing a job with House of Fraser or not.

You will be eligible if you are:

- 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 today and take your first big career step!

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Swindon 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
2nd October - 20th October 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!

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Newcastle 19+ Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
2nd October - 20th October 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!

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Stoke 19+ Sector Based Work Academy opportunity
10th October - 27th October 2017

Dunelm Work Based Academy with Capita

Want to start a career in customer service? This exciting Capita Sector Based Academy opportunity with fast growing UK retailer Dunelm 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 Dunelm
• Qualifications included: City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Retail and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal and Social Development
Guaranteed interview from Dunelm, with the potential of full-time or part-time employment
• Potential career path: Ideal preparation for a variety of roles in the retail sector, from Retail Assistant to Store Management.

Capita Sector Based 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 Sector Based Academy programme we will continue to provide ongoing support for your career, regardless of whether you are successful in securing a job with Dunelm or not.

You will be eligible for a place with a Capita Sector Based Academy if you are:

Aged over 19 years old
Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
Interested in working for Dunelm in one of its retail sites

Sign up today and take your first big career step!

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(Manchester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
16th October - 27th October 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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(Leeds) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
16th October - 27th October 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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(Leicester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
16th October - 27th October 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
13th November - 24th November 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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

(Leeds) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
13th November - 24th November 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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

(Leicester) 16-24 Sector-Based Work Academy opportunity
13th November - 24th November 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 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 16-24 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
Work experience at British Gas covering various different departments such as customer service, admin & engineering


Who can apply?
The eligibility for this programme is:
•    16 – 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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