John Ruskin College is proud to partner with Jobcentre Plus to deliver the Employability Hub.
The Employability Hub is offering FREE digital qualifications to Londoners, giving the opportunity to learn and develop basic programming skills, software
development and general IT practices. You can:
- Upskill to enhance opportunities in work progression
- Showcase a new skill when applying for jobs
- Study part-time online and/or face-to-face at John Ruskin College
ICT Practitioners Level 2
book by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs)
The Employability Hub offers Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs) and other short courses that are designed to support you if are unemployed (aged 19+) or in low paid work, to get into work in a specific field.
We work closely with local employers to put together programmes that will equip you with the skills needed to sustain employment.
Our Employability Coaches can also support you with a range of services including help with:
- CV writing
- Job hunting
- Interview skills practice
- Support with Maths, English, ESOL and Digital Skills
- Developing the skills required for work
Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes or SWAPs consist of pre-employment training that is linked to the sector, a work experience placement with the employer and a guaranteed interview.
Willmott Dixon Building Lives SWAP (Construction)
Delivered in partnership with Willmott Dixon, this SWAP provides participants with the skills and qualifications to progress into an apprenticeship, job or higher-level training in construction.
This 5-week intensive training course will support you to gaining the knowledge and confidence to get into work through training, work experience and a guaranteed interview. As part of this SWAP you will complete a Level 1 in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment and a CITB Operatives Test which will lead to a CSCS Green Card.
22 January 2024 at East Surrey College – CLICK to enquire
Strada Care SWAP (Healthcare)
Delivered in partnership with Strada Care, this SWAP provides you with the skills and qualifications to progress into an apprenticeship, job or higher-level training in the care sector.
The 5-week intensive training course will support people in gaining the knowledge and confidence to get into work through training, work experience and a guaranteed interview. As part of this SWAP you will complete training in Safeguarding, Moving & Handling, Equality & Diversity and Infection Control.
26 February 2024 at East Surrey College – CLICK to enquire
All of our courses are FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed and on a means-tested benefit, or if you are employed and earn less than £23,302.50 per year in London or £18,525 per year outside of London.
SWAPs can help your organisation to recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow your business. If you are interested in or would like further information on how we can put together a bespoke programme for your organisation to support your recruitment needs, then please email us at:
John Ruskin College - email@example.com
East Surrey College - firstname.lastname@example.org