How the Certificate of Work Readiness could help you
Build the skills, experience and confidence that employers love to see on your CV
What the Certificate of Work Readiness can help you do
Getting a job when you do not have experience can be tough, but the Certificate of Work Readiness could help.
Here are 4 things it'll help you with:
- build skills and work experience for your CV or application forms
- get a reference from your employer or training provider
- gain an SQA qualification valued by employers
- receive a training allowance or Educational Maintenance Allowance if you're eligible
How it works
It’s a mix of training and a work placement, which lets you build up the skills employers want to see on your CV.
You’ll start with 2 or 3 weeks of training, to help you prepare for the world of work.
After that, you’ll split your time between further training and a work placement with an employer. That means you can develop the skills you’ve learned in a real workplace.
It normally takes around 10 weeks to complete – but it’s built around you and your needs, so the time can vary.
At the end, you’ll come out with experience and a qualification you can put on your CV and application forms. You could also use the employer or training provider as a reference.
It could even help you move into another position – such as a Modern Apprenticeship.
How to sign up to the Certificate of Work Readiness
Speak to your SDS adviser, or call 0800 917 8000 and ask about the Certificate of Work Readiness.