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FREE full time training, for a new job

If you live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area ( WMCA ) or, if you are receiving benefits, the Southampton area and are over 19 and currently unemployed, or your annual income is less than £17.550 in the WMCA or £16,009.50 in Southampton, you may enrol on a FREE programme of training and support that will give you technical IT knowledge, practical skills and new career opportunities. Apply here

This full time training will not affect your benefit payments and you may be able receive help to cover travelling expenses from your benefit provider. When you successfully complete your course you will be able to keep a JBC laptop containing your course material free of charge. Apply here

Our IT Career Builder programme

  • Is publicly funded and is free for unemployed 19+ adults who are receiving benefits, or whose annual income is less than £16,009.50. See eligibility rules here
  • Is aimed at those who want to use this training as a means of getting into a job
  • Provides a free JBC laptop, containing all your course material, which is yours to take home when you complete the course.
  • Gives trainees practical IT skills for job roles in demand and assists them to get their career started in a professional way
  • Gives valuable experience in a business environment and leads to industry recognised qualifications
  • Includes a full range of career development support and training to help you stand out from other candidates in the job market
  • Is a full-time programme delivered at our Coventry or Southampton training centres Apply here

Get skills, get qualified, get hired

We design, install and maintain IT networks all the time; when you are with us we will show you how it's done. We'll also make sure you've mastered these skills and that you're competent - don't worry, we'll let you practice on our systems before you're let loose on someone else’s critical IT systems.

Practical skills and know-how go hand-in-hand. The programme is structured to accommodate new comers to the industry, but can also update the knowledge of more experienced candidates. It builds towards vocational and industry recognised qualifications to the maximum of your ability.

There's a lot to get through, but we don't believe in taking an eternity to achieve a qualification, you may well feel you have been unemployed long enough already. When you are with us you work hard to expediently gain the qualifications you need and then you can put what you have learnt into practice in an IT job. Apply here

Job opportunities, future prospects

Every business, every organisation, almost every home now has IT technology embedded within it. That means the world needs people who understand IT technology, how to make it secure, and how to get the most from it - the world needs IT professionals. Just some of the career paths available to you in your early career could be:

  • Computer Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Technician
  • First Line Support
  • IT Customer Service
  • Technical Sales

We've told you how we can give you IT skills, knowledge and qualifications - you're also going to need a few things more. To be a successful IT professional, you need to communicate well, you need to present yourself professionally, and you need some business acumen. That's why alongside your IT training, we will work with you on developing these other vital skills. Apply here


Business like, not like school or college

JBC is foremost an IT company. We are an IT business and we operate in a business like manner. That means everyone, including those on our IT training programme, are expected to act in a professional and business like way at all times. We are proud of the professionalism of our business and the people who work with us.

Our facilities have well equipped workshops and training rooms and can be found in the Earlsdon district of Coventry and Southampton. The IT equipment we use is typical of that used in the majority of organisations who deploy IT systems. Apply here

The JBC advantage

We have a long history of working with other companies in the IT Industry both nationally and locally; previous trainees have gone to work for companies such as Logica, Intel, EDS, Pailton Engineering and D J Henrys to name just a few. During your programme our staff will help you to find and secure an IT job that is right for you. Our position as an IT company has always been an advantage in this and sets us apart from traditional further education colleges and other training providers. Apply here

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