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If you have a number of vacancies and would like to get more information about candidates than a conventional interview can provide, then one of our Sector Based Work Academies (SWAP) may be the ideal route for you.

Bespoke Pre-Employment 
Training Programme


​These fully funded programmes, which support the Government’s drive to support more jobseekers into work, allow you to meet with a group of potential employees and tell them what its like to work for you – warts and all (if necessary).  It also gives us the chance to work with you to identify the core skills you need people to have.  We then develop our course to ensure candidates get the opportunity to demonstrate these skills and learn how to describe them to you at interview.

These programmes give you an additional route to fill your vacancies and ensure that you get access to those candidates who may not initially feel confident to apply to you directly.  They also increase the level of sustainability, as candidates know more about you before they come to interview – a useful way of reducing recruitment costs still further.

What's included in a sector based work academy?

All Sector Based Work Academies (SWAP) are created to meet your business’ specific needs and requirements and will last between 2 and 4 weeks.

Every course consists of 3 key components:

  • Pre-employment training – relevant to the needs of the business and sector.

  • Guaranteed job interview – anyone who completes the course is guaranteed an interview (not a job)

  • Work experience – this can be a site tour and introduction or it could be on the job training which is unpaid as the candidates are in receipt of benefits.**​

** In certain industries we understand that work experience is not possible so this element can be removed.

What will we do for your organisation?

Source candidates through Jobcentre Plus and other referral partners.

  • Pre-screen all candidates prior to attending the course

  • Provide feedback to the employer prior to interview

  • Fully involve you – they are your future employees.

What are the benefits to your organisation?

  • Fully funded 

  • The ability to pre-screen potential employees prior to interview

  • Workers are pre-trained to understand your requirements

  • Try before you buy, testing for reliability, commitment, attitude

  • Bespoke courses can improve new starter productivity for clients

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