ReadytoWork is an employability initiative that prepares young people across Africa for the world of work. It seeks to empower young people with the training and development they need to enhance their employment and self-employment prospects.
It provides young people with access to a digital and face-to-face learning curriculum to develop their work, people, money and entrepreneurial skills. The aim is to better equip them in securing employment or starting their own business.
Having education qualifications at any level is often an entirely different thing to being work-ready in today’s competitive job and small business market.
The initiative is targeted at helping young people who have the aptitude, attitude and ambition to achieve beyond the opportunities they have been given.
Once they have completed the ReadytoWork curriculum, they will also have the opportunity to apply for work exposure within Absa and Barclays or one of our partners for a few days as specified by the hosting organisation.
ReadytoWork is designed to help you enter the world of work or start a business with the critical skills you need to ensure you have the skills employers are looking for.
ReadytoWork is a basic level programme for which you will be awarded Certificate of Completion upon passing the assessment at the end of each Module.
You may print the unique certificate for inclusion in your skills portfolio.
Non-solicitation of fees
ReadytoWork is offered free of charge by all agents of Absa and Barclays powering the ReadytoWork initiative, whether a non-governmental institutions, an individual or an academic institution.
ReadytoWork will be delivered as follows:
ReadytoWork will be powered by academic institutions by providing access to students to the ReadytoWork link.
Community based organisations will provide face to face training.
The young person:
Young people (unemployed youth who are actively seeking employment or self-employment) who are scholars or students will be given to access ReadytoWork resources and learning material.
Absa and Barclays facilitators will be employees of Barclays Africa Group Limited who are registering as volunteer facilitators or ReadytoWork champions.
ReadytoWork facilitators or champions who are employed by educational institutions or other external companies will provide facilitated training.
How we will use your information
Absa and Barclays is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information. By 'your information' we mean any information about you that you or third parties provide to us.
ReadytoWork will use your information to inform you means you have indicated only about the programme. You may tell us at any time if you do not want to receive marketing communications about the ReadytoWork programme by sending your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also use your information for research and statistical analysis with the aim of improving our services.