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Sector Based Work Academy (Voluntary) 27 Mar 2017 17:19 #154

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Originally posted by Spanner.

What are Sector-Based Work Academies

A Sector-Based Work Academy is a government initiative to help you get work. It lasts for up to six weeks and normally consists of:-

pre-employment training
in some cases, the possibility of achieving units towards a qualification
a work experience placement
a guaranteed job interview.

Various employers, colleges and training providers in different parts of the UK run Sector-Based Work Academies for Jobcentre Plus. This means the steps you're expected to take to participate in a Sector-Based Work Academy may vary from area to area and according to your circumstances.
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Sector Based Work Academy (Voluntary) 27 Mar 2017 17:33 #158

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I've known people to be mandated to attend these thinking they have to take whatever course is offered.Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure even though you are mandated to attend the date they send you it's entirely up to you if you want to enroll for any training/course they offer.I think its a case of once they trick you on there its sanction time if you leave.
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Sector Based Work Academy (Voluntary) 27 Mar 2017 17:36 #160

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You are right Gizajob. You don't have to accept a place on a SBWA. I believe this was the subject of the Cait Riley case.
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