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Pre-Employment & Study Programme (Greater Anglia)



17th October 2023

Pre-Employment & Study Programme

Job reference: SYS-9917

Greater Anglia Customer Service Pre-employment Study Programme

Have you got limited or no work experience on your CV? Are you not sure about what your next career step should be? Or perhaps you are curious and would like to learn more about the railway industry and gain qualifications at the same time. If you answered yes, then please read on as we might have an answer to all your questions with an opportunity that is exactly what you need right now!

This Pre-employment study programme opportunity is a government-funded initiative, its objective is focused on equipping young people who are currently not in employment, training or education with the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Each year Greater Anglia offers a selected number of young people to jump on board to experience working life on the railway. 12-week pre-employment study programme combines qualification with a hands-on placement at one of our hub stations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience and get an insight into one of the country's leading rail network operators! If you are successful, you will be based at one of our hub stations (Chelmsford, Colchester, Cambridge, Norwich, London Liverpool Street and Stansted) alongside experienced colleagues and management who will support and introduce you to the ins and outs of the trade.

Greater Anglia partners with Central Training Group to deliver a programme that helps unlock your greater potential and gives young people confidence and a stepping stone with much-needed work preparation training and experience needed to get an apprenticeship or future employment.

Over the years Greater Anglia have had some brilliant and ambitious young people complete the programme. As a result, some have applied and successfully progressed into roles within the business. Some have since enrolled in Greater Anglia’s apprenticeship programme to further upskill and develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

What this will lead to:

After successful completion of the programme, not only will you gain much-desired work experience to add to your CV, but you will also receive a certificate of completion and a letter of reference to support future job applications.

In addition, you will be awarded the following accredited qualifications:

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
Level 1 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Level 1 Award in Foundation Learning and Employability Skills
Functional Skills in Maths and English
Digital Skills

What you could gain from this Pre-employment Study Programme:

Progression is important to us here at Greater Anglia and most importantly we are looking for individuals to grow within the business. Upon successful completion there could be an opportunity within the wider business you can apply for and put your theory into practice by following our recruitment process and applying directly for vacancies.

Please note that the programme is unwaged, however, free travel on GA lines will be included.

Are you eligible?

Are you currently not in work or education?
Do you have little or no work experience?
Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4 (A level)?

We are looking for individuals with a can-do attitude, professionalism, and a friendly and flexible approach as no two days will be the same.

Please note, placements on the programme are subject to funding eligibility. Received applications will be reviewed and processed by our partner Central Training Group.

To be considered for this placement opportunity, please either apply here or via our partner by following the link: https://www.centraltraininggroup.com/

Study Programmes - Central Training Group

Joining a Pre-employment programme is the ideal way into paid employment whilst gaining a marketable skills, at the same time. At Central we always have pre-employment vacancies available.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/12/2023



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