Skills Bootcamps for Employers

Plan For Jobs Department for Education

Trust Firebrand with your training needs and futureproof your business through Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

Market-leaders for over two decades, Firebrand Training offers bespoke, accelerated learning with industry-focused technical training, to professionals in the IT and digital sector, helping businesses like yours get the vital skills they need in a post-pandemic world.

Firebrand works with large and small organisations – from start-ups and SMEs to more than half of the FTSE 100. Backed by Microsoft and other major employer partners, we’ll work with you to design training to fit your needs, giving you access to a greater pool of talent.

What are Skills Bootcamps and how do they work?

Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs – have been developed in partnership with employers, colleges and local authorities. They are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

At the same time, they can help you recruit and develop a loyal and talented workforce with the digital and technical skills your business needs.

Skills Bootcamps are set to transform the skills landscape, underlining the important links between adult skills and jobs, keeping employers at the heart of the FE system.

Why Firebrand?  

This is where Firebrand’s expertise comes in!

Our 12-week Skills Bootcamps in digital and technical skills focus on the development of high-level IT skills, combined with the core work skills that we know employers value.

By delivering training virtually in our interactive online instructor led classroom we can ensure that Skills Bootcamps are both flexible and accessible, making them as COVID-resilient as possible.

Our training supports the development of soft skills including communication, collaboration and critical thinking alongside market-leading technical training. It develops skills for employment through additional career guidance and support is provided through access to self-study.

And finally, we ensure that our learners can also have a weekly check-in with a dedicated Success Coach.

Why are Firebrand’s Skills Bootcamps right for my business?

Whether you’re a small or large employer in England, Firebrand have a Skills Bootcamp in digital and technical skills to suit you.  Your involvement is important to us and we will work with you to design the training to meet your needs.

Employers tell us that a motivated, loyal workforce improves their productivity, so if you are looking to develop your existing employees with the skills your business needs then Skills Bootcamps could be the right way to go for your business.  Equally, if you’re looking for fresh talent to ensure a pipeline of skills for new digital roles then Skills Bootcamps can help you recruit staff with the right training and skills from the outset, with the wide eligibility criteria for learners joining the courses giving you access to a really strong talent pool.

There’s also an opportunity for you to be involved after your Skills Bootcamp by offering a guaranteed interview to an individual - perhaps someone looking to retrain in a subject relevant to your business, or someone who has recently been made redundant – a great chance for you to give your support to people affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.

In a rapidly changing labour market, Skills Bootcamps really can help you future-proof your business and the endorsement of our accredited employer partners can give you confidence in the credentials of our training offer.

What Skills Bootcamps are on offer at Firebrand?

How are Skills Bootcamps funded?

A 70% cost subsidy is available to employers looking to upskill their existing employees, with the remainder of the cost co-funded by government. In addition, Skills Bootcamps can help you avoid many of the usual costs associated with recruitment.

Other Skills Bootcamp participants – including employed but looking to get into a tech career; self-employed; career changers/returners or those unemployed within the last 12 months – receive full government funding.

Next steps

You can find out more about Firebrand’s Skills Bootcamps by attending our Information Session:

If the above has piqued your interest and you're ready to sign up, you can do so directly here.

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