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Sector-based work academies programmes prepare those receiving unemployment benefits to apply for jobs in a different area of work using a combination of pre employment training specific to the role/ sector and work placement or experience of work. Placements 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. A training provider in partnership with Jobcentre Plus will develop the programme with you to meet your recruitment requirements.
Participants/ trainees remain on benefits while on a SWAP placement. The government will pay any travel and childcare costs whilst benefit claimants are on the scheme. There is no direct cost to an employer for running a SWAP as training and administration costs are covered by government funding.
A sector-based work academy can last up to 6 weeks and placements have 3 main components. You will need to provide:
The training provider will assess the needs of the trainee. Trainees may need pre-employment training before starting work experience.
You and the provider will then plan and agree:
SWAPs are flexible. You can adjust the programme as you go to make sure you and the trainee get the most out of it.
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