Southwark College offers a range of sector-based work academy programmes in a variety of industries.
Each Programme gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and get experience of working in a particular industry, for example care, administration or public services.
We are currently recruiting for the civil service sector-based work academy, a programme designed to help jobseekers, who are claiming either Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), to build confidence, improve job prospects and enhance CVs to work in the civil service.
Each programme lasts up to six weeks, and consist of three parts:
- Pre-employment training – a short module of vocational training at Southwark College
- Work experience with an employer in the industry, where you can learn new skills on the job
- At the end of the programme, either a job interview with an employer in the sector or if an interview cannot be offered, help with the application process.
Participants will continue to receive benefits whilst taking part in the programme, and if you need to travel to the employer’s place of work or to where the training is held, you may be able to receive help covering the cost of public transport or appropriate childcare.
The programme is designed to help improve job prospects, help employers fill jobs, as it is linked to one or more genuine job vacancy. While you are not guaranteed to get a job from completing the programme, it does help you to improve your chances of gaining employment in that sector.
To find out more about the current sector-based work academies at Southwark College, or to register your interest in future programmes, use the enquiry form below.