The Get Ready for Work and Training for Work programmes equip individuals with all the skills they need to kick-start a career in your industry.
If you're considering recruiting new staff a Get Ready for Work participant could enhance your business by offering a temporary work experience placement in your organisation. A learning provider will support the young person throughout, ensuring that you both achieve what you want from the experience. Get Ready for Work is open to young people aged 16 to 19 who need a little help in preparing to enter the world of work. As well as complementing your corporate social responsibility policy, the Get Ready for Work programme can help you to reduce recruitment costs. The learning provider will discuss your needs closely with you before sourcing a suitable participant to step into the post you have in mind. Following the free trial period, you can then opt to employ the trainee permanently - avoiding the expense of advertising the vacancy or employing a recruitment agency.
The Training for Work programme offers you the chance to source new recruits who have improved their skills to meet your industry's specific needs. Cut your recruitment costs and gain highly motivated employees who will arrive on day one with up-to-date, relevant skills already in place. The Training for Work initiative provides vocational skills training to anyone over the age of 18 who has been continuously unemployed for 13 weeks (there are exceptions to this - some can enter the programme immediately) and who needs to improve their skills to find work. When recruiting new employees, it makes sense to partner with the Training for Work initiative. Training can be tailored to meet your recruitment needs so you can be sure of acquiring a highly motivated candidate who is ready, willing and able to step straight into the role, reducing both your recruitment and training costs.
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