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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after a break.

They give people the opportunity to build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand in areas including digital, construction and green skills.

They provide a direct path to a job on completion.

Employer cost

Employers who want to use Skills Bootcamps for their existing employees contribute 30% of the cost.

Existing employees may need time to study and attend classes depending on their working hours and status and the flexibility of the course.

Employer responsibilities

Employers must provide:

  • a safe work environment
  • an induction which includes explaining relevant policies and procedures
  • a line manager to support, supervise and mentor the student
  • a guaranteed interview as part of the Skills Bootcamp provision

Benefits of Skills Bootcamps

They help you:

  • develop a loyal and talented workforce with the skills you need
  • futureproof your business in a rapidly changing labour market
  • improve your productivity; learners are motivated to learn new skills, provide new ideas and a fresh perspective
  • recruit staff with the right training and skills from the outset
  • get access to a pipeline of skilled adults at no cost by working with existing Skills Bootcamp providers

Offer a Skills Bootcamps

Get started with offering Skills Bootcamps and find providers offering courses in your area.

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