Sector-based work academies are designed to help meet employers’ immediate and future recruitment needs as well as to recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow their business.
A sector-based work academy can last up to 6 weeks and has 3 main components:
pre-employment training – relevant to the needs of the business and sector
a work experience placement – of great benefit to both the individual and a business
a guaranteed job interview
Sector-based work academies are available in Scotland funded through the Scottish government or other partner organisations. Similar support is available through the ‘Routeways to Work’ programme for claimants in Wales.