Get Set For Work & Go! Kick Start Your Career

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The Get Set For Work Programme aims to give learners over the age of 19 the valuable skills they need to progress into work or a Traineeship, through enhancing their confidence, personal skills and team working abilities.

While our Go! Kick Start Your Career programme offering an opportunity for 19 – 24 year olds to develop their skills and confidence through practical training and experience in a real work environment through work placements with local employers.

Both courses are fully funded and your benefits wont be affected.

Get Set For Work

The Get Set For Work Programme is a three week course that gives you the opportunity to build confidence, key skills and attitudes that are valued by employers. During the course you will:

  • Work as part of a team
  • Learn effective communication skills
  • Take part in a project set by a local employer to apply your skills
  • Gain a Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills
  • Develop a career progression plan
  • Be mentored and supported by The Platform staff throughout the programme

Apply Now For Get Set For Work

For further information about the Get Set Programme, download our Project Information and complete our Application Form .
Or contact Mariana Bortagaray by email  or phone 01273 468200.

Go! Kick Start Your Career

The Go! programme offers 5 weeks of real work experience in a supportive company. If you don’t already have a level 2 in English and maths, we will also provide you with the training and support you need to gain qualifications in these areas which are valuable to employers. At the end of the work placement we will support you in your progression into work, further learning and volunteering.

  • Work placement matched to your career aspirations
  • Skills and experience to progress to an Apprenticeship or sustainable work
  • Training in Functional English and Maths (if you don’t already have a level 2 qualification in these areas)
  • Continued job preparation support and training

Apply Now for Go! Kick Start Your Career

For further information about the Get Set Programme, download our Project Information and complete our Application Form .
Or contact Mariana Bortagaray by email or phone 01273 468200.

Contact us to find out more about these traineeship opportunities for the Go! Programme.

Brighton Toy and Model Museum - Reception and Sales Trainee

btmm-webHoused in the historic arches of Brighton Railway Station, the museum comprises of historic old toy displays, exhibitions and workshops. Develop your customer service skills, gain valuable customer service and sales experience in a positive and unique environment.

The Dog's Trust - Retail Trainee

dogs-trust-webDevelop your retail experience in an organisation with an important mission. The Dog’s Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life. The trainee will be based at the Dog’s Trust retail shop in Brighton, and will undertake a lively and varied role including customer service, designing retail displays and helping prepare and organise stock.

The Brighthelm Cafe - Hospitality Trainee (12 week placement)

Develop your customer service skills as a hospitality trainee at Brighthelm- a busy community centre in the heart of Brighton. You will be working alongside the Centre Manager and Head of Housekeeping to assist in the running of a busy conference and community centre, helping with front line customer service and keeping the centre presentable. Help towards placement expenses is available: up to £5 travel per shift and £5 + 20% off in the café.


The Cowley Club - Serving Assistant Trainee (10 - 12 week placement)

cowley-club-webDevelop your customer service and food preparation skills as a Servery Assistant with the vegan Cowley Club Café- part of a libertarian social centre. The centre is home to a café, bookshop, English lessons for migrants and inquisitive customers and so knowledge of Brighton, an interest in veganism, social welfare, activism and the environment would be an advantage. The café will provide lunch.

Join the Get Set For Work or the Go! Kick Start Your Career Programmes

For more information and to find out how to join the Get Set and Go Programme please contact Mariana

Phone: 01273 468200

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