Pre-Employment Programme

The Pre-employment programme is designed and delivered for 19+ year olds, claiming universal credit and individuals will attend college for 4 weeks prior to starting a placement.  Work based learning with the Trust enables learners to develop their skills and knowledge and have an opportunity to work in a realistic environment whilst creating an opportunity for the Trust to develop a skilled workforce and meet immediate or future recruitment needs.

Learners will work towards:

Customer Service Skills – Level 1.

Health and Social Care – Level 1.

IDEA – Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.

A placement will consist of: 

6 weeks working 30 hours over 4 days.

A placement in either an administrative or health and social care role.

An allocated supervisor and a buddy as they are supernumerary staff and will need to work under supervision. 

This approach enables the learner to develop skills and behaviours which will give them the confidence to apply for an apprenticeship or employment.  

The learner must:

Be 19+ and claiming universal credit.

Be ready to work towards employment or an apprenticeship and qualifications are not required.