Sector Work-based Academy Programmes - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Sector Work-based Academy Programmes

Sector Work-based Academy Programmes

What are Sector Work-based Academy Programmes?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning works in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions to deliver SWAPs or Sector-based Work Academy Programmes.

These intensive courses aim to give jobseekers the skills and confidence to apply for jobs in specific industries such as Hospitality, the Civil Service, Rail, Adult Social Care and roles in Business Administration across different sectors.

SWAPs normally include a work experience placement or a guest speaker from an employer who has job vacancies. Some SWAPs include a guaranteed interview but if this is not offered, jobseekers are given support with the job application process. While you’re not guaranteed to get a job from completing a SWAP, it does help you to improve your chances of gaining employment in that sector.

The content and length of each course varies depending on whether it includes a qualification.

Some courses are delivered 100% online, some are face-to-face in a classroom or a mixture of both. Some are delivered directly by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning and some are delivered by our subcontractors.

Please see below the current SWAPs being delivered.

If you are looking to change or boost your career, please contact your Work Coach who can support you to apply for a place.

More information about Sector Based Work Programmes can be found here.

Programmes coming up

Step Into Rail - Blue Hat Railway Engineering Operative - Chinnor, Buckinghamshire

Blue Hat Railway Engineering Operative – Chinnor, Buckinghamshire

Info sessions: 29 September, 11am & 1pm
Programme Start Date: 18 October 2021

Guaranteed Interviews for all with available job outcomes to be employed as a Blue Hat Railway Engineering Operative across Bucks/Berks/Oxon and surrounding regions.
All via 1st and 2nd tier supplier to the UK’s Rail Infrastructure
Trackside delivery to take place at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Chinnor (Minibus transportation provided)

The course duration is 6 weeks and you will be required to attend online and classroom sessions 5 days per week (Mon Fri | 9am 5.30pm)

  • Includes a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge and Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Track Maintenance
  • You will also be given a full Track Induction inc. Personal Track Safety (PTS), AC / DCCR, OLEC 1, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and Emergency First Aid
  • Drug & Alcohol testing and NR Medical Must pass to undertake PTS
  • The training days are whole days with a mixture of classroom and practical training out on the track at our training facilities
  • All learners are issued with their own Railway PPE equipment and clothing
  • Guaranteed Interviews with Rail Employers

For more information contact Alicia.teles@eyc.global

To join the online information session on 29 September, please follow the links below to an MS Teams meeting:

Information session: 11am, 29 September

Housekeeper - Premier Inn, Silverstone

Housekeeper – Premier Inn – REF119

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Premier Inn with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Housekeeper

Job Location: Premier Inn, Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Salary: Starting rate £9.51 per hour

Hours: Part time, Permanent- Minimum of 20 hours a week over 4 days (overtime available)

Job Description:

You’ll be at the heart of making sure every guest can feel relaxed and comfortable in their room. Previous experience is not essential because it’s all about having the passion to deliver a great night’s sleep for every guest.

Behaviours and Skills:

  • Highly organised
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic to take on tasks assigned to you
  • Happy to learn new skills

Core Duties:

  • In control of linen and keeping the rooms spotlessly clean
  • Keeping the public areas clean and tidy
  • Working safely with the chemicals needed, making sure you never put yourself or are guests at risk
  • Working quickly and effectively to brand standards

How Do I Get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Apply: Visit go-train.co.uk

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Housekeeper - Premier Inn (Weekends only) - Silverstone

Housekeeper – Premier Inn – REF120

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Premier Inn with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Housekeeper

Job Location: Premier Inn, Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Salary: Starting rate £9.51 per hour

Hours: Part time, Permanent- Weekends only, minimum of 8 hours (overtime available)

Job Description:

You’ll be at the heart of making sure every guest can feel relaxed and comfortable in their room. Previous experience is not essential because it’s all about having the passion to deliver a great night’s sleep for every guest.

Behaviours and Skills:

  • Highly organised
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic to take on tasks assigned to you
  • Happy to learn new skills

Core Duties:

  • In control of linen and keeping the rooms spotlessly clean
  • Keeping the public areas clean and tidy
  • Working safely with the chemicals needed, making sure you never put yourself or are guests at risk
  • Working quickly and effectively to brand standards

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref120/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Housekeeper - Premier Inn (Weekends only) - Bicester

Housekeeper – Premier Inn – REF161

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Premier Inn with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Housekeeper

Job Location: Premier Inn, Oxford Road, Bicester, OX26 1BT

Salary: Starting rate £9.51 per hour

Hours: Part time, Permanent- Weekends only, minimum of 8 hours (overtime available)

Job Description:

You’ll be at the heart of making sure every guest can feel relaxed and comfortable in their room. Previous experience is not essential because it’s all about having the passion to deliver a great night’s sleep for every guest.

Behaviours and Skills:

  • Highly organised
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic to take on tasks assigned to you
  • Happy to learn new skills

Core Duties:

  • In control of linen and keeping the rooms spotlessly clean
  • Keeping the public areas clean and tidy
  • Working safely with the chemicals needed, making sure you never put yourself or are guests at risk
  • Working quickly and effectively to brand standards

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref161/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Housekeeper - Premier Inn - High Wycombe

 

Housekeeper – Premier Inn – REF121 – High Wycombe

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Premier Inn with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Housekeeper

Job Location: Premier Inn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Salary: Starting rate £9.21 per hour

Hours: Part time, Permanent

Job Description:

You’ll be at the heart of making sure every guest can feel relaxed and comfortable in their room. Previous experience is not essential because it’s all about having the passion to deliver a great night’s sleep for every guest.

Behaviours and Skills:

  • Highly organised
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic to take on tasks assigned to you
  • Happy to learn new skills

Core Duties:

  • In control of linen and keeping the rooms spotlessly clean
  • Keeping the public areas clean and tidy
  • Working safely with the chemicals needed, making sure you never put yourself or are guests at risk
  • Working quickly and effectively to brand standards

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref120/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Housekeeper - Premier Inn - Bicester

 

Housekeeper – Premier Inn – REF165 – Oxford Road, Bicester OX26 1BT

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Premier Inn with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Housekeeper

Job Location: Premier Inn, Oxford Road, Bicester OX26 1BT

Salary: Starting rate £9.51 per hour

Hours: Part time, Permanent- Minimum of 20 hours a week over 4 days (overtime available)

Job Description:

You’ll be at the heart of making sure every guest can feel relaxed and comfortable in their room. Previous experience is not essential because it’s all about having the passion to deliver a great night’s sleep for every guest.

Behaviours and Skills:

  • Highly organised
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic to take on tasks assigned to you
  • Happy to learn new skills

Core Duties:

  • In control of linen and keeping the rooms spotlessly clean
  • Keeping the public areas clean and tidy
  • Working safely with the chemicals needed, making sure you never put yourself or are guests at risk
  • Working quickly and effectively to brand standards

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref165/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Head Chef - Beefeater - Tring

Head Chef – Beefeater – REF122 – Tring, West Hertfordshire

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Beefeater with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Head Chef

Job Location: Beefeater, Crow’s Nest, Tring, West Hertfordshire

Salary: Starting rate £11.15 per hour

Hours: Full time, Permanent

Job Description:

Responsibility to ensure that all food is safely stored, prepared, cooked and presented to our brand specifications and company hygiene standards. You will work for the Manager on duty and deputise the Kitchen Manager in their absence to ensure the kitchen is working together with the front of house team. You will maintain food quality and health and safety standards at all times.

Core Duties:

  • Support the Kitchen Manager in coaching and developing the team to deliver core skills, ensuring the team are trained efficiently and this is recorded. Lead in the Kitchen Manager’s absence.
  • Create an effective succession plan to meet the team’s requirements, supporting development opportunities.
  • Deliver pride sessions to front and back of house teams to drive improvement in food knowledge and quality.
  • Work closely with the Kitchen Manager to ensure robust financial management of the kitchen operation.
  • Order, receive, reconcile and manage stock deliveries.
  • Ensure Team Members adhere to all health, safety and food hygiene processes and standards.
  • Manage all end of shift cleaning tasks and maintain prep levels.

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref122/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Grill Chef - Beefeater - Tring

Grill Chef – Beefeater – REF123 – Tring, West Hertfordshire

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Beefeater with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Grill Chef

Job Location: Beefeater, Crow’s Nest, Tring, West Hertfordshire

Salary: Starting rate £10.40 per hour

Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week and Part Time 20 hours per week

Job Description:

Responsibility for safely preparing, cooking and presenting our food to our brand specifications and company hygiene standards. You are an expert on our menu and your food will always be of a consistently high standard ensuring that we serve up a great memory for all our guests. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen in the absence of the Kitchen Manager or Head Chef including the management of food safety and health and safety.

Core Duties:

  • Setting up the kitchen, ensuring that all food preparation is completed prior to service.
  • Champion and meet all relevant standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety.
  • Be an expert in the menu, prep, cook and serve food correctly every time and to specification.
  • Operate, clean and use all equipment safely.
  • Complete all assigned opening and closedown tasks correctly, ensuring that these are documented in the KRQKB and signed off as complete.
  • Manage and store food deliveries to standard, ensuring and issues are reported as per process.
  • Adhere to our “Force for Good” policy around bins and recycling.
  • Support New Starters in the completion of their training.

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref123/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Breakfast Chef - Beefeater - Tring

Breakfast Chef – Beefeater – REF124 – Tring, West Hertfordshire

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Beefeater with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Breakfast Chef

Job Location: Beefeater, Crow’s Nest, Tring, West Hertfordshire

Salary: Starting rate £10.00 per hour

Hours: Part time, permanent- Approximately 25 hours per week

Job Description:

You are the foundation of the kitchen and will help to prepare, cook and present breakfast. You will ensure the kitchen and all the equipment are clean and safe, so that we always deliver the very best quality food to our guests.

Core Duties:

  • Prepare and serve breakfast correctly every time following the menu specification.
  • Set the shift up for success by completing all of the food preparation and key tasks within your area of responsibility at your work station.
  • Operate equipment correctly and safely when preparing food.
  • Adhere to all relevant standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety for yourself and others.
  • Manage and receive food deliveries correctly and to standard.
  • Complete all assigned opening and closedown tasks correctly.
  • Understand and adhere to our “Force for Good” policy around bins and recycling.

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref124/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

Cleaner - Beefeater - Tring

Cleaner – Beefeater – REF125 – Tring, West Hertfordshire

Learn new skills and receive a guaranteed interview at Beefeater with Go Train’s Sector Work Academy programme.

Job Title: Cleaner

Job Location: Beefeater, Crow’s Nest, Tring, West Hertfordshire

Salary: Rate is dependent on age but approximately £9.21 per hour

Hours: Part time, permanent- approximately 2 mornings per week

Job Description:

You are at the heart of making sure that every guest can feel comfortable in a clean, safe and tidy environment whilst they eat and drink in our restaurant. You’ll be committed to what you do, having a keen eye for detail, the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst displaying passion, drive & enthusiasm to make things happen.

Core Duties:

  • Cleaning the restaurant area, including hoovering & dusting the key public areas.
  • Clean the entrance ways to the restaurant area to ensure a great first impression from our guests.
  • Ensure the public toilets are kept sparkling clean.
  • Completion of cleaning checklists and any other deep cleaning duties set for you.

Behaviours and Skills:

  • Is happy to work alone, and is self-motivated due to the hours of the role.
  • Keen eye for detail – we don’t want to miss anything our guests may pick up on.
  • Has experience with COSHH safety.
  • Team Player and enthusiastic to take on tasks assigned.

How do I get the job?

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being offered an interview. Training is funded and offered at no charge to the individual.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Start Dates: 27/09/21, 11/10/21, 25/10/21

Course Length: 2 weeks

Courses Taken: Customer Service EL3, Food Safety L2, Equality and Diversity L1, Health and Safety L1

Visit: www.go-train.co.uk/job/ref125/

Call: 0121 393 5001 | Email: dipa.gohil-ashworth@go-train.co.uk

What previous learners have said

Emma Brunt

Woman in green shirt

As a result of attending an intensive Civil Service employability course (a Sector-Based Work Academy Programme) in September 2020, Emma became a Work Coach in a Buckinghamshire Job Centre and is thoroughly enjoying her new role. Not only did the course give her the confidence to apply for the role but it has helped her recognise the value of adult learning and promote the benefits to her own customers who she is now referring to courses. Emma was furloughed in July in 2020 and then made redundant from her job in the private sector due to the pandemic. The course taught her the skills and knowledge required to write an effective application, to prepare for video interviews and practise the online tests that form part of the Civil Service recruitment process. Emma has made a big career change, to a role where she is able to use her transferable skills to support the diverse needs of often very vulnerable people to make positive changes in their lives and move closer to work, particularly at such a very difficult time for so many.

Alisa Longreau

Alisa completed a Sector Based Academy Programme to train as a work coach in 2020. She told us about her journey. “My story started with a phone call from my Job Centre work coach. After working for five years in the hospitality industry I lost my job because of the pandemic and I was desperate to find something else. He told me about the possibility about a career in Public Services as a civil servant and I signed up for the course organised by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. I participated in an intensive one week Sector Based Academy Programme taught online by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. It was really helpful and I found out a lot of things about searching for a job, updating my CV and presenting at a job interview. After seven months on furlough and forced redundancy, I recovered my self-confidence and I dared to apply for the position of a work coach at the Department of Work and Pensions and I was successful.”