Sector-Based Work Academy Programme (SWAP)
Weston College can help you recruit staff that have been specifically trained to work in your business.
Our Sector-based work academy programme (SWAPs) are a fantastic opportunity to create a skilled workforce for your organisation.
SWAPs are designed to help jobseekers to improve their job prospects and enhance their CV’s through bespoke training in a particular industry, for example care, construction or security.
Each SWAP lasts up to six weeks, with three key elements:
- Pre-employment training – bespoke training matched to the needs your business
- Work experience – identify talented individuals who could be key employers for your organisation, whilst they are developing the skills needed to work in your industry
- Guaranteed interview - 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.
Each SWAP is flexible and can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your business. There is also no direct cost to employers who offer a SWAP, with candidates remaining on benefits, and the government paying any travel and childcare costs for benefit claimants completing the scheme.
We support employers across the South West, in a number of ways. If SWAPs aren't for you, click below to find out what else we can offer you.
Then get in touch with our pre-employment team today. To offer a Sector Based Work Academy through Weston College, please fill in the form below:
What Our Employers Say
"In partnership with Weston College, we have established the award-winning Care Academy, which helped Alliance Living Care to access a new talent pool of 50+ staff."