Sector-Based Work Academies (SBWA) are a way to create a skilled workforce for your business.
Sector-Based Work Academies (SBWA) are a way to create a skilled workforce for your business. The schemes are designed to help meet your immediate and future recruitment needs as well as to recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow your business. SBWA are also designed to help those individuals who are ready for work, receiving benefits and to secure employment.
A SBWA can last for up to 6 weeks and will contain 3 main components:
- Pre-employment training – this can be tailored to the needs of your business sector
- Work experience placement – this will be carried out at your business and should be of great benefit to the individual and your business
- A guaranteed job interview – for all applicants that take part in the SBWA
An important feature of a SBWA is that it offers a flexible approach and can be adapted to meet the needs of your business. The scheme is particularly useful for young people but is open to jobseekers of all ages.
Participants will remain on their working age benefits throughout the period of SBWA. Jobcentre Plus will pay any travel and childcare costs whilst they are on the work experience placement. There is no direct cost to an employer for Sector-Based Work Academies as the costs are covered by Government funding.
Enterkey Training have successfully delivered SBWA for a variety of employers across a range of different sectors – Health & Social Care, Customer Service and the IT industry to name just a few! We are able to design and tailor the pre-employment training to specifically meet the needs of your business, and we will also source suitable candidates to take care of your recruitment needs for you. The further added bonus is there are no costs to your business for any of this activity – it really is an excellent opportunity for any business!
If you are interested in Enterkey Training arranging a SBWA for your business, or would like further information, then please complete the form at the bottom of this page or call 0121 773 3410.