Pre-employment and work placements

We offer a range of fully-funded programmes dedicated to unlocking talent and helping organisations thrive and grow.

Pre-employment programmes provide unemployed people with the opportunity to learn new, relevant skills and gain invaluable work-based experience. We work with organisations like yours to deliver nationally recognised pre-employment programmes in the form of Traineeships and Sector-Based Work Academies.


Traineeships help young people develop the skills and workplace behaviours they need to find, stay and progress in work. Through Traineeships, unemployed people aged 16-24 receive pre-employment training and support followed by a substantial work experience placement with a willing employer.


Sector-Based Academies

Sector-Based Work Academies (SBWAs) are a government/Job Centre initiative aimed at helping those who are ready for work and receiving benefits (Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credits) to secure employment whilst also assisting businesses recruit a skilled workforce that fulfils their short term and long term recruitment needs.

It is important that learners have the opportunity to learn real work skills whilst in a work environment, with the support of an organisation providing them the ability to demonstrate and practice their new skills in the workplace. Our team will be on hand to provide any support or guidance needed throughout the programme.

HSBC – Ofsted highlighted the close working relationship between our team and their HSBC colleagues as best practice.

“HSBC’s central apprenticeship team (the team) and the subcontractor’s managers work together in an outstanding way to monitor and improve the programme continually, manage assessors and provide constructive professional development.”

Barclays – Our partnership with Barclays has already received national recognition:

‘Runner up for best large employer Apprenticeship programme in the 2015 NAS Awards’
‘Winner of 2016 ‘Diversity and Inclusion Initiative National RAD Awards’
‘Apprentice – Inspirational Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Apprenticeship Programme’
‘Apprentice – Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Award’

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