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You’ll offer them 10 weeks of work experience – with free support from a local training provider – and then assess their performance as part of an SQA qualification.
This means you can tailor their work placement to your business needs and develop your potential future workforce at the same time. Below, employers reveal their experiences of the initiative and we explain how we'll support you through the process.
“We’re just about to start our fourth intake. At the end of training we have ready-made candidates who can be considered for any positions that may arise. I’m delighted that the majority of those who accepted our offers of employment are still with us today.”
“David was an enthusiastic addition. We have been delighted with his progress and see no reason why he cannot continue to further his career within the company. We are now using CWR as a route for other potential employees.”
“We’ve been able to put together a strategic, long-term approach to grow our own workforce with the correct skills set along with improved staff morale and better retention.”
Glasgow businessman Umer Malik, director of the multi-award winning coffee house and internet cafe chain iCafe, is one of hundreds of employers taking part in the scheme. Here he gives a rundown of the benefits...
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