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5 Reasons To Join Our Access To Employability Programme

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:25 p.m.
Our Access Programmes are a trainee based Study Programme that aim to support young people ages 16 to 18 with securing employment.

After leaving School, you can often feel confused with all of the options available and which ones are the most practical for achieving your careers goals.

In a nutshell, our Access To Employment Programme is a Traineeship / Study Programme that offers the opportunity for school leavers ages 16 - 18 to undergo specific practical training ready to progress onto an Apprenticeship, Further Education or employment. Here at GFT, we also have programmes tailored for students who are looking to undergo specific training ready to progress into either Administration, Early Years or Sports.

Below we have provided 5 reasons why you should consider joining our next intake...


1. Experience a different learning environment

Our Academy offers a completely different way of learning that is nothing like School, College or Sixth Form. Our programme consists of practical learning sessions, with small class sizes in the same learning environment that you would expect in a workplace. This approach aims to help prepare you for the real working environment and will encourage you to be more independent.


2. Receive 1 to 1 careers support

Whilst on our programme, you will have the opportunity to meet with our Careers Advisor on a regular basis. During your meetings, they will support you with gaining an understanding of your career choice as well as providing impartial information, advice and guidance on your next steps for progression.


3. Gain personal and social development skills

During the first 8 weeks of our programme, we will work closely with you to focus on developing your personal and social skills. We believe these skills are a vital element to securing employment and in most cases will stick with you for the rest of your life.


4. Further develop your maths and English skills

Whilst on our Access To Employment Programme, you will have the opportunity to receive further training for Maths and English if you need it. Our Academy tutors will be able to provide tailored support and you will also be able to re-take any exams you need for progressing onto further education or an Apprenticeship.


5. Gain substantial work experience

The final stage of our Access To Employment programme consists of you completing a substantial work experience placement with a real employer. Our team will work with you to find a suitable placement in your chosen industry, helping you put all of your new skills into practice so you can receive a strong reference to include on your CV.


Think this programme would benefit you?
We are now accepting applications for our next Access To Employment intake. Find out more by visiting the Academy section of our website.