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Work Ready

Our Work Ready programme is especially designed to help you progress on to an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or work.

You will benefit from gaining the employability skills that employers are looking for. A valuable and enjoyable work experience placement will support your progression. What’s more we will support you if you need to improve your qualifications in English and Maths.

Our class sizes are small (no more than 12) and you will be taught be a friendly and encouraging tutor who will support your individual needs.

Boost your confidence, enhance your CV and demonstrate that you are Work Ready. To join our programme, you’ll need to be 16 to 18 years old (up to 24 if you have an EHCP), not in full time employment, education or training.

What does Work Ready involve?


We will help you improve your Functional Skills (English and Maths) to Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2. You will complete an award in British Values and an award in Keeping Safe and Healthy.

Work Experience

The 10 weeks of work experience will provide you with valuable knowledge and transferable skills which employer’s value, it will also boost your CV. We will support your learning and provide resources as well as a workbook to complete.

Employability and life skills

We will prepare you for the world of work through team building activities, life skills and employability skills, all set up to get you on track for your next step.


Our dedicated staff will explore your next steps with you and help you move on. This could include a Traineeship, Apprenticeship, work or further education.

Course length

20 weeks, 3 days a week (building to 5 days when you start your work experience placement).

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