Work Trials Jobcentre Plus Brandon Walder + Chris Foran Employer Engagement Manager, Surrey & Sussex.
Work TrialsSector Routeways ‘work trial’ =Jobcentre Plus Work Trial>Providers to market Jobcentre Plus Work Trial to employers and trainees.>Where employers are interested, make referrals to Jobcentre Plus to follow up.
Work TrialsEmployer questions: >Does an interview always give me the right person? >I’ve got a possible candidate, but can they do the work? >Do I need to see more before I can decide? >Will they fit in with the team?
Work TrialsPurpose + ethos:>Overcome any remaining suitability doubts – ‘try before you buy’>Relates to a specific vacancy>Non-competitive
Work TrialsKey selling points for employers:>Costs nothing >No obligation to employ the person>Don’t have to rely on an interview>Chance to test aptitude >Chance to see how person fits>Saves time and hassle
Work TrialsHow long? Which employers? What jobs?>Work Trial can last up to 30 working days>Open to employers of all sizes and from all sectors >Suitable for most jobs of at least 16 hours per week>Jobs must be expected to last at least 13 weeks
Work TrialsWho qualifies?>Out of work 6 months+ >On a New Deal >Lone Parents>People with health conditions>Some other harder to help customers Aged 18 or over where a LEP
Work TrialsChris ForanReal life examples of Work Trials
Work TrialsHow do you arrange a Work Trial?>Ring or email the Labour Market Recruitment Adviser (LMRA) at the closest Jobcentre to the employer >Need: employer name, address, phone number, contact name, which vacancy, which customer(s) if known.LMRA will do the rest.
Work TrialsBrandon WalderJobcentre PlusEmployer Engagement Manager, Surrey & Sussex Phone: 07887 823628