Looking to get back into work?
Looking to recruit?
Our Ready For Work program is just what you need.




Our Ready For Work programme can help you find sustainable employment. Contact us to register for a fully funded online short course by clicking here or use the ‘Get in touch’ button below or any specific course page. Please note that we’ve added Personal Resilience and Perseverance training to all our courses – recognising that we all need to bounce back stronger from Covid-19.


Is your business looking to recruit to support expansion? Why not talk to Cidori about a Sector based Work Academy Programme (SWAP)?

In partnership with our National College network we have access to significant Government funded unemployed upskilling programmes in most devolved areas – our pre-employment programmes are backed by the JCP nationally and can be tailored to your business needs. Working with you & the local JCP we create a SWAP for your candidates which can be used as a selection criteria tool by you or your recruitment partners.


  • Tutor led programmes
  • Mon – Fri; usually 10am-3pm
  • Fully funded so no cost to you
  • Age 19+ before 31 August 2021
  • UK resident minimum 3 years
  • Currently receiving: JSA/UC/ESA/Income Support or on low wage and available to join online course
  • Photo ID (Passport, Driving Licence, or ID card) 
  • Internet – home broadband or unlimited data only
  • Laptop, PC, or tablet only – no Smart phones please
  • IMPORTANT – above IT requirements are essential for joining this programme
    Any questions? Click here for our FAQ page…

Courses coming soon…

We’re continually responding to the training & career needs as well as employment opportunities that get fed back to us across the country via our Employment Managers and Employer partners.

For this reason we’re developing with our training & funding partners the courses needed to help get you back into work – find out more and register now for these courses that are coming soon:



Putting careers back on track

Working in partnership with quality training & funding providers, Cidori coordinates national delivery of pre-employment training, working at a local level to understand the employment and labour market conditions near you.

“Our partnership work with Cidori brings together the strength of two quality conscious providers to deliver robust training to learners. The focus is on genuine personal development with a view to getting people back into the workplace.”   Paula Rowland – Managing Director, Axia Solutions

Employer led

All our pre-employment training programmes are designed to meet the specific requirements of local employers, bridging local skills gaps and matching people to real jobs. 

Every course or programme we offer is delivered in partnership with Job Centre Plus or other referral agencies and is tailored to the needs of specific businesses across a wide range of sectors.

Cidori’s pre-employment programmes are fully funded. They blend classroom-based or on-line learning and work-based experience. For our courses in construction a fast tracked free CSCS Card is included on successful completion.

Working together

Cidori has dedicated teams across the country working with some of the most difficult to engage learners in many socially deprived areas. Our aim is to help remove barriers to employment, working within local communities to bring skills training to those who need it most.

Our partnership model also helps industry partners engage with candidates that may previously have been unable to access their chosen industry.

When your course ends…our support doesn’t

Once you have completed your Ready For Work programme, this is what you can expect from our team:

  • Invitation to an introductory Job Fair
  • Job Site registration
  • CV/Cover letter preparation and Job finding tips
  • Daily Job Links to new job adverts
  • Invitation to weekly Job Fairs for ongoing assistance
  • Offer of ‘1 to1’ sessions for personalised assistance
  • Interview preparation & assistance when needed
  • In other words…ongoing support until you find employment

Deciding to take the leap and do this course with Cidori is the best decision I ever made, and I can’t wait to get up everyday and go to work…and further my career by completing more courses.

Annika Prescott – Teaching Assistant Course

Started working as full time teaching assistant within 4 days of completing the course


Our successful track record speaks for itself…

  • Over 1000 of our learners went into work during 2020-2021 Academic year
  • Course success rates exceed 90%
  • We offer 91% of our pre-employment course candidates a job
  • Over 60% of our learners go into employment, self-employment, or further learning
  • All training fully-funded & delivered by experienced, qualified tutors
  • Strong training/funding partnerships
  • Industry accredited qualifications
  • Versatile approach to blended on-line/workplace training