Skills Bootcamp coming soon to Exeter

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(Last Updated On: October 13, 2021)

With economic uncertainty and apprenticeships becoming more and more competitive to gain, The Focus Training Group are offering a free solution as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs Scheme with the Electrical Skills Bootcamp.

A similar project was carried out in Exeter with successful outcomes for many on this training.

The scheme is a free 12 week Skills Bootcamp programme, giving candidates an insight into what it is like to be an electrical apprentice within the construction industry, training them with basic knowledge to allow them to get ahead of the game to gain an apprenticeship within this industry. The opportunity will provide candidates with sector-specific skills and fast-track them to an interview with a local employer with the view of gaining an apprenticeship.

The government has invested into the National Skills Fund to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. The Focus Training Group already support local employers with the training of apprentices so welcomed this new initiative and created an Electrical Skills Bootcamp course to support this scheme.

The Minister of Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan, visited Bootcampers at the Exeter training centre to see the difference the government launch of Skills Bootcamps has had on allowing people aged 19 and over who are seeking work to retrain or gain employment. She was able to see the candidates in action and chat with them about the past experiences and what this scheme means to them to enable to take a different path or to progress into an apprenticeship.

Gillian Keegan stated “Our Skills Bootcamps are unique, giving people the chance to upskill or retrain for free over a short period of time, with a clear line of sight to a job at the end.”

Ian who completed the course was over the moon to have secured an apprenticeship position, he stated that he came to the course knowing very little and has now gained employment.

“The Skills Bootcamp was amazing, I learnt the basics of the electrical trade to put me in a good place when applying for apprenticeships which The Focus Training Group have helped me get. Going on the Skills Bootcamp is worth it and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into the industry”.

Ian receiving his certificate from Bernard Collins – Curriculum & Quality Director

Due to the success of this Bootcamp another one will be taking place in Exeter, if you would like further information please contact Heidi.e@tftg.org 07702858201

A great free opportunity for anyone 19+ to gain employment.

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