Fast-Track Course Helps 50% of Learners Secure Employment

Posted: 11th January 2013

Fast-Track Course Helps 50% of Learners Secure Employment

The highly regarded Suited, Booted, Recruited (SBR) course, available throughout Bristol and surrounding areas, is vastly increasing peoples’ chances of securing a job.

Speaking to previous SBR learners in Bristol that completed the course between November 2011 and July 2012, staff learnt that a staggering 50% of people had gained employment and 56% had secured interviews as a direct result of attending the course. In addition, a further 16% decided to continue with Further Education.

SBR, which is run exclusively by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS), teaches valuable skills that are required for employment and helps individuals build the confidence needed to succeed at interview.

This free two-week course gives participants recognised qualifications valued by employers with a guaranteed job interview on the final day. Travel expenses can be reimbursed and each person is provided with a daily lunchtime meal and a suit for interview or work clothing free of charge. SBR is available to people of all ages, with classes for adults and also 16-18 year-olds.

The Course has received inspiring recognition from MPs locally and nationally. Filton MP, Jack Lopresti, said: “I am most impressed by the way in which SGS has structured Suited Booted Recruited. The course promotes real social mobility by offering positive benefits to students of all ages and backgrounds. They learn a wide range of skills necessary in the workplace and gain a real boost in confidence to help their prospects of gaining employment.”

Sarah Kopera, Business Development Manager for SBR, comments: “It’s an absolute delight to speak with previous SBR learners and discover that so many have gained employment as a result of the course.

“Popularity has exploded over the past year and delivery of the course has expanded from just one venue to dozens all over the South West.

“I hope these results encourage people looking for work to enroll and give them the confidence that they can obtain valuable skills that employers are looking for.”

Suited Booted Recruited courses run every two weeks throughout the year. The next course starts Tuesday 15 January being delivered in Bristol and Yate.

For more information or to book a place on a SBR course pleases call: 0800 056 6940 or ask at your local Job Centre Plus.

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