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Work Ready

Our refreshed Work Ready programme is a personalised programme to help 16-18 year olds(up to 24 with EHCP) not in full time education, employment or training, get the skills and experience and qualifications they need to progress in their career.

Being work-ready is all about having the right skills, knowledge and attitude. The Work Ready programme gives you the opportunity to gain qualifications and practical experience to put on your CV. Many of our young people gain a job, Apprenticeship or go onto further training after completing the course because of the experience and qualifications they have gained in a working environment.

20 week programme, 3 days per week (except weeks 13-18 when on work experience when will be 5 days per week).

What does Work Ready involve?

You will study a course at one of our training centres where you will work towards a Gateway Qualifications Award in ICT and a unit in British Values.

In addition you may be required to study Functional Skills or GCSE maths and English depending on the qualifications that you already have. We will also prepare you for the working world through team building activities, life skills, employability skills all set to get you on track for your next step.

You will build your soft skill set through attending work experience 4 days a week over 6 weeks. If you aren’t sure which career path to take, this will give you an invaluable insight into the reality of working life and help you make an informed decision about your future. We will equip you with a work book and resources to support your learning.

What kind of jobs could I go for?

The types of career areas we cater for are very varied – from admin to childcare and marketing to warehousing. We try our best to provide a work placement that suits you and your future ambitions.

What are the benefits of Work Ready?

There are lots of benefits to Work Ready. You will grow in self confidence, gain skills that employers value and learn how to present yourself when looking for work.

Ultimately Work Ready can help you to get the Apprenticeship or the job you desire.

Read more reasons why you should get involved here.

Work Ready is a great way to start getting work experience and it can really help you achieve your goals.


– Danny Ostridge

How do I get involved?

We have Engagement Officers based across Kent and Medway who can tell you more about the course, meet with you in person and help you find out if Work Ready is right for you. Get in touch with your local Engagement Officer.

We’ve already helped thousands of people like you work out what they are good at, and what they enjoy, then helped them to start their career in the job that’s right for them.

To find out more contact us on 0800 731 4297 or send us an enquiry