Posted 03.04.20

Right now is a testing time for so many people, not just in the UK, but across the world. So many have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways, and we know many have been affected in their careers.

We’ve taken a look at the training opportunities currently available for anyone who has been made redundant or is currently on furlough.

Looking for new opportunities?

For those currently unemployed or recently made redundant, there are a number of providers offering courses related to specific services:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Customer Service and Contact Centre
  • Warehouse and Storage
  • Retail

Each of these courses can be completed online within 2 weeks, with the provider helping to secure a job interview in that sector on completion.

To be eligible, you must be 19 years or older, not currently enrolled no a government-funded training programme i.e. an Apprenticeship, live in England and if here on a visa, it must be unrestricted for access to public funds. These courses do not apply to anyone living in Wales or Scotland.

To enrol on one of these courses, contact our partner B2W Training!

Time to develop?

For those who have been furloughed and looking to use the time to upskill, there are training courses available in the following topics:

  • Digital Promotion for Business
  • IT User Skills 
  • Principles of Business Administration 
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Principles of Web Design
  • Principles of Leadership & Management 
  • Team Leading 
  • Business Improvement Techniques 
  • Principles of Cleaning 

Each of these courses have a duration of approximately 20 hours. The eligibility to enrol on one of these courses is the same as above, except you must have been furloughed and still in employment. These courses also do not apply to anyone residing in Wales or Scotland.

To enrol on one of these courses, contact our partner B2W Training!

What’s available online?

There are also a range of platforms offering free online courses in specific skillsets and personal development that you can take advantage of during this time.

  • LinkedIn Learning – https://www.linkedin.com/learning/
  • Google Digital Garage – https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage
  • Open University – https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses
  • Alison E-learning – https://alison.com/

Ready to apply?

We have a range of career tools with advice and support on finding that next role. Whether it’s CV Writing, Video Interview Tips or Interview Dos & Don’ts, we cover every aspect of finding your next role up to how to cope on your first day.

We’re still open and recruiting to support a number of essential services across the UK, so if you’re looking for an immediate opportunity, submit your details for a call back here.




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