Our Pre-Employment Training programmes are designed to help people gain essential workplace skills and experience, with the aim of preparing them for employment or further study.
Sector Gateway Programmes
These short, Government-funded courses focus on interview techniques and CV writing, as well as developing knowledge and skills for a specific job role within your business.
Working in partnership with Job Centre Plus, Coventry College works to match potential candidates with your business, and any vacancies or specific recruitment requirements that you have – similar to how recruitment agencies in Coventry operate.
At the end of the programme, candidates will have gained the skills and knowledge to be interviewed for a specific role within your business.
Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes (SWAP)
SWAPs enable businesses to create a skilled workforce and also support the unemployed by helping them to re-train and apply for jobs in different sectors.
The programmes are designed to help businesses meet their immediate and future needs and help them to grow by recruiting a workforce with the appropriate skills.
Usually lasting for six weeks, SWAPs are suitable for young people and jobseekers over 19 and include pre-employment staff training, a work placement and a guaranteed job interview.
Benefits of Pre-Employment Training
Latest Employer News
Coventry College will host a free careers event on Wednesday, July 19, giving locals the chance to speak to some of the largest employers in Coventry and Warwickshire and get support with CV-writing and interview skills.
The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices has increased from £4.81 per hour to £5.28 per hour.
More than 100 apprentices are set to have their training continue in Coventry and Warwickshire following an agreement between two of the region’s Further Education colleges.
Business students in Coventry have been put to the test by finance experts to see how their cost-cutting skills fare in real-world scenarios.
What our employers say about Pre-Employment Training
Working in partnership with Coventry College we were able to build a successful Sector Gateway programme in an effective learning environment. This helped build the young people’s confidence and employability skills, ensuring they were work ready for roles at the hospital. We look forward to continuing to use this model to build our supply of young talent in the NHS.
Vicky Self, Group Head of Workforce, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire