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.

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 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.

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 certificates will I get?

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

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 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.