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Advance Plus

​​​​​​​​Apply for ​Advance Plus

To apply for Advance Plus, fill out the form below.

Apply for Ad​vance Plus

​What Advance Plus​​​ is

Advance Plus is an employment scheme offered through Back to Work which is designed to make it easier for you to find a job.  

It offers training courses in specific areas such as:

  • care
  • fund and trust administration
  • business and office administration
  • retail

These training courses are followed by a work-experience placement with a local employer.

​Who Advance Plus is for​​​

Advance Plus is available to anyone who is registered as actively seeking work and locally qualified for work.  

You will be expected to prove that you are keen to improve your skills in one of the training areas and committed to finding a job.

What Advance Plus involves

When you join Advance Plus, you will be assigned an employment advisor (if you don't have one already) who will work with you to:

  • support you throughout your time on the scheme
  • help you develop your CV
  • arrange your work placement
  • help you search and apply for jobs

Training is an important part of Advance Plus and is tailored to the needs of local businesses. It is delivered by experts and designed to prepare you for your work placement. Some schemes give you the opportunity to complete qualifications.

Upcoming employment schemes

The outlines provided below may vary and successful candidates will be provided with a schedule at the beginning of the scheme.

Upcoming schemes for 2020 are as follows:

Introduction to Finance & Business

This is a course designed to develop delegate knowledge, skills and understanding of the requirements to be an effective member of an administration or finance team.

​Week
Course content​
​Week 1
Introduction
The Offshore Finance Industry
Finance Sector Business Terminology
Understanding Team Working
Understanding Workplace Communication​
​Week 2
​Introduction to Trusts
Business Document
Effective Meeting Skills
Equality & Diversity
Understanding Workplace Conflict
​Week 3
​Understanding Time Management
Introduction to Funds and Client Service in the Finance Sector
Understanding Workplace Culture & Change
Understanding Workplace Ethics
​Week 4
​Introduction to Finance Support Functions
Developing Self Awareness
Opportunities in the Finance Sector
Matching Skills to Job Opportunities


Advance Plus customer service scheme

The programme is for individuals who are seeking work in the Retail and Hospitality sectors. Its aim is to help support continuous improvement in Customer Service Excellence by developing and training candidates to deliver outstanding service to customers.

​Week
​Course content
​Week 1
23 March to 25 March 2020
​Effective Customer Care
Personal Learning Styles
Communicating with Customers 
Listening and Questioning Skills 
Identifying and tailoring customer 
Developing Self Awareness 
Problem solving customer issues
​Week 2
31 March to 1 April 2020
​Food Safety Level 2 (Accredited)
Manual Handling Theory & Practical (Accredited)
​Week 3 and 4
​A work placement suitable to you

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