Sector-based work academies

Sector-based work academies are a way to provide direct employment into the care sector. The scheme can help those who are ready to work, and receiving benefits, to secure employment. They are designed to help care employers meet immediate and future recruitment needs as well as recruiting a workforce with the right skills.

A sector-based academy can last up to six weeks and include the following:

  • Pre-employment training, including CV writing, interview techniques and workplace etiquette
  • Sector-based skills – depending on the available job roles, this will be training based around the organisation.

New online sector-based work academy programme - April 2021

A new online programme is running in April 2021 - for further information and to find out how to apply, please view this programme poster.

Opening doors into health and social care careers

Joined Up Careers Derbyshire has produced a summary guide of the many ways in which we are supporting employers and people seeking employment in health and social care. The document covers areas such as:

  • Career events
  • Sector-based work academy
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work experience
  • Individual placement support
  • Future workforce champions
  • Step Into Work

Health Education England’s Talent for Care team offers a free match-making service to broker apprenticeship levy transfer opportunities - see document below.


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