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Skills for Employment

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You may have been furloughed, made redundant or need to reskill. We're pleased to offer a comprehensive range of career re-launching courses - all online! Get Ready, Get Into and Get Hired programmes are supported by the Prince's Trust and are pre-employment training programmes with opportunities for work experience leading to guaranteed interviews with employers.

Get Ready
Get Into
Get Hired
Prince's Trust Team Programme
Computer Skills
 

Get Ready

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  • Age Range: 16+
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Length of Programme: 1 week 

The programme is designed around a specific vocational area and skills required to enable participants to make a decision about their next steps, ready to gain further training and employment before moving on to one of our more detailed employability programmes. 

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Get Into - Traineeships

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  • Age Range: 16+
  • Course Delivery: Online (+ work placement)
  • Length of programme: 3 weeks online learning + work placement 

The programme is designed around a specific vocational qualification and skills required to enable participants to switch career or get started in a new one. You will gain sector specific skills qualifications and a substantial work placement in order to be ready for work in a new sector.  

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. It enables to learner to get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.

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Get Hired - Sector Based Work Academy

 

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  • Age Range: 16/18+
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Length of programme: 1 - 3 weeks dependent on sector

For those close to the labour market, considering switching careers or require confidence and development of existing skills ready for a live job interview with a new employer.  The sector based work academy programme is specific to an employer or group of employers within a specific sector where current job vacancies exist for participants to successfully gain employment on completion of the programme.

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Prince's Trust Team Programme

  • Age Range: 16 – 25
  • Course Delivery: Face to Face at West Suffolk College's Bury St Edmunds campus
  • Length of programme: 12 weeks 

Join Team, our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people.

When you come on board, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live
  • Take part in an action packed residential trip
  • Get two weeks’ work experience in something you’re interested in
  • Develop your English and Maths skills 

As part of the course, we also spend some time developing your interview and CV skills to ensure your confidence is sky-high for when taking the next step.

Computer Skills for Beginners

Age Range: 19+

  • Course Delivery: Face to Face at West Suffolk College
  • STEM Campus BSE, Haverhill, Thetford, Ipswich and Sudbury Learning Centres
  • Length of programme: 4 weeks 

The basics and getting online

Join the internet revolution.  This short course is aimed at those who have no, or very little, knowledge of computers and how to get online. 

Finding Work in a Digital World

This course looks at using your computer to do tasks that will help you get a job. For example. creating a CV and cover letter, uploading your documents to job sites and completing on-line job applications and other job and benefit related forms.