Skills Bootcamps are a new UK government programme offering free courses of up to 16 weeks to boost education in subjects that are currently extremely relevant, such as for green energy, construction and digital technology.
Skills Bootcamps are available to those over the age of 19 who live and have a right to work in the UK. The courses are designed for those who want to acquire sector-specific skills in order to make themselves more employable. Upon successful completion, all candidates are offered a job or apprenticeship interview.
Skills Bootcamps are beneficial to both employers and employees for several reasons. First, they offer knowledge for knowledge’s sake, and many people find them extremely interesting. There is also no denying the importance of their effect on someone’s employability. Not only do they equip people with skills that can be demonstrated to employers thus increasing someone’s chances of getting a job; they also lead to job offers or – in some cases– apprenticeships. Employers also find them helpful, as they provide employees with key skills which will aid their businesses in the long run.
More information about the courses can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-a-skills-bootcamp.
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