Placements are available to Salford residents who are either currently unemployed or under-employed (i.e. currently working, but overqualified and/or on a zero contract or low hours). A work placement is ideal for residents who have a gap on their CV and/or an inconsistent employment history. Salford Futures will help to provide participants with the opportunity to develop the necessary workplace competencies, skills and experience.
By helping residents to gain work experience, you can benefit in the following ways:
Candidates are referred from a wide range of locally based statutory and non statutory services and learning, skills and work providers e.g. Skills and Work, Connexions, Jobcentre Plus, National Careers Service, Salford City College, Salford Wellbeing Services and Voluntary and Community Organisations etc.
Usually placements last between eight and ten weeks and for up to 30 hours per week. However shorter placements for fewer days per week and less than eight weeks can be arranged depending on the individual circumstances of the candidate and also the availability of a placement with the employer.
If there are already people working in that environment then the likelihood is that a placement can be hosted there, providing the relevant health and safety and risk assessment procedures are followed. If a specific risk assessment is needed for young people, we will arrange this with you at your convenience.
You will be able to choose your own respective work placement candidates by attending planned recruitment events and undertaking informal interviews. This follows an initial assessment process to ensure the quality of the candidates shortlisted for placements are appropriate.
After the recruitment events a scoring and matching process will be undertaken and based on the feedback received from employers candidates will be allocated a placement according to a 'best fit' approach, taking into consideration their individual score and current skills base.
Complete a Work Placement Template for each placement positions you have available within your organisation and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The template is situated in the downloadable documents section below. You can also find examples of completed work placement templates and JDs including an outline of some of the common duties and tasks expected.
You may also wish to study the core competencies and skills outlined in the Employer Agreement which candidates will be expected to commit to developing whilst on placement.
Please see A Guide for Employers (available to download below) for further information, or if you and your organisation would like to find out more about hosting a work experience placement please contact Sebastian Young (email email@example.com or call 0161 793 2638) or David Timperley (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 793 2553). Alternatively you can email email@example.com.
Alternatively you can contact us online with your enquiry.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 10 March 2022