Designed to support more mature unemployed individuals

A Returneeship is a unique programme designed to support more mature unemployed individuals, who are a distance from the job market, in taking positive steps towards gaining employment.

What makes this programme so successful is that learners gain confidence and self respect from interacting with real employers.

What is a Returneeship?

Returneeships are an exciting new two week pre-employment training programme. Designed to focus on the employability skills of the unemployed.

Following the completion of the classroom learning, a further opportunity to develop which may come in the form of a work placement, sector based work academy or an alternative progression route will be sourced by our partners.

In the classroom, Returnees will work towards the following qualifications;

Level 1 Foundation Learning and Employability

CV’s, Cover Letters, Application Forms and Interview Technique.

Level 1 ICT

Publishing Flyers, Creating Presentation and using E-mail Software.

Level 1 Customer Service

Health and Safety, Customer Complaints, Employment Rights and Responsibilities, Principles of Customer Service, Personal Performance and Development, Working with Others and Communication.

Are you suitable for a Returneeship?

The concept of the Returneeship is to target the increasing number of individuals aged 40 and over who find themselves out of work and in long term unemployment and support them returning to work.

If you already have one of the qualifications we are offering then you will still eligible to enrol onto the Returneeship programme.

You could be suitable for a Returneeship if you…

1. Have been unemployed for any amount of time and are motivated to work in either full-time or part-time employment.

2. Are willing to develop new skills and rebuild on old skills to ensure you are ready to work

3. Are not taking part in any other employment, training or enterprise programme or scheme funded by the Secretaries of State either full or part time

Benefits of a Returneeship

The Returneeship is a new, exciting Pre Employment Training Scheme that will open up new doors, strengthen your knowledge and most importantly prepare you for taking those vital steps back into work.

The benefits include;

An excellent insight into the world of work, along with crucial work experience that will help to make you a more attractive prospect to employers.

Industry recognised qualifications in a range of areas that will help you to progress your career in your chosen sector.

Help and guidance in making your CV the best that it can be, allowing you to show employers the skills, experience, and qualifications that you have gained.

You will embark on a 2 day project designed to bond, motivate and affirm ability. The task is not revealed until the course gets under way…

An excellent chance to meet new people and develop relationships, which will enhance social and communication skills.

Organisations who have supported us

we'd like to say a very big thank you

We would like to thank the following companies and organisations below for their time and support in making our Returneeship programmes successful.

For more information about each of these organisations – please click on the logo to be taken to their individual websites.

Learner Reflections

During our Returneeship courses we give people the chance to express how they felt the course had benefitted them and here is what some of them had to say…

Learner Reflections
Andy Tumilty

Top to Toe!

Our latest online IT User Skills course came to an end yesterday, with learners from Newcastle and Birmingham!   As part of the course, our

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Learner Reflections
Andy Tumilty

Dan Oram – Reunion Poem

Dan our learner from Walsall delievered a fantastic poem at the presentation which we captured for everyone to see.   At the start of the

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Returneeship Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Returneeship?

A Returneeship is a unique programme designed to support unemployed individuals, who are a distance from the job market, make a positive step towards gaining employment.

What certificates will I get?

The classroom element will last for 12 consecutive week days and will start at 9:00AM and finish at 4:30PM. We also host a reunion which all learners are expected to attend.

Am I eligible?

If you are currenly unemployed, ideally 40 years of age and over and living in England you may be eligible for a Returneeship. Even if you have completed one or more of the qualifications listed, you may still be eligible to complete the Returneeship. Contact us for a more detailed assessment of your eligibility.

What certificates will I get?

You will receive a certificate of attendance as well as a separate BIIAB certificates for each qualification you successfully complete.

What is the content of a Returneeship?

After two days working on a exciting team project, you will work towards completing the following qualifications:

  • Level 1 Certficate in Customer Service
  • Level 1 Certficate in IT User Skills
  • Level 1 Certficate in Foundation Learning and Employability Skills

Following the completion of the classroom learning, a further opportunity to develop which may come in the form of a work placement, sector based work academy or an alternative progression route will be sourced by our partners.

How long will it take to complete my Returneeship?

4 weeks – 12 days in the classroom followed up by a 2 week placement or further opportunity.

Who can I turn to for help?

If at any point during the course you require any form of assistance, any of the Release Potential tutors will be more than happy to lend a helping hand.

What are the scheduled hours for the classroom element?

The classroom element will last for 12 consecutive week days and will start at 9:00AM and finish at 4:30PM. We also host a reunion which all learners are expected to attend.

What happens when I complete my Returneeship?

At the end of your Returneeship if a position becomes available within your work placement you could be given an interview by the employer. If not, Release Potential will have a reunion and will keep in contact with you to see how your job search is progressing and inform you of any potential suitable vancancies.