The GIG Academy is for those workers looking to further their career, with the objective of becoming the managers and leaders of tomorrow.
What is the GIG Academy?
The Gig academy provides workers with the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge-base through open apprenticeships and online learning courses, whilst continuing to earn with the freedom to choose where, and when they work.
Build a career in a growing industry!
Kicking off November 2020
GIG Academy benifits:
Prioritisation of work for the next 12 months
Up to 45+ hours per week & weekly pay
Minimum £8.72 per hour
30% TFL and NUS discounts
Easy access to online learning to fit around your life.
1-2-1 Tutor Support sessions
Dedicated GIG Account Managers
Progression opportunities within a growing industry
£5000 worth of free training
Level 2 Apprenticeship - Entry Requirements:
UK or EU citizen or non-EU citizen with permanent residency and has lived in the UK for at least 3 years
Not in full time education or government funded education programme
Entry level Maths and English*
*Support can be provided
Fully commit to the full 12 months of work and study
Who can apply?
The academy is suitable for individuals looking to either kickstart their career or boost their current skills, knowledge and career prospects. The minimum
requirements needed to apply are:
Aged 16 and above.
Are either UK or EU residents, and have
lived in the UK for at least 3 years.
Be a registered GIG Seeker or intend to
work through the GIG Platform.
Why GIG Academy?
Aside from being entirely free and nationally accredited, the GIG Academy provides students with the following:
A diverse marketplace of employers exposing workers to a wide range of tasks, skills and company cultures.
A flexible learning curriculum and online learning
portal, allowing workers to ‘earn while the learn’.
Better working conditions, standards and career
opportunities across multiple sectors.
A supportive team that works with students to help
develop meaningful career paths and skills.
Whether it’s through our GIG Apprenticeships or Online Learning Courses, we’re here to make sure workers get the best chance to improve their skills and career opportunities across multiple sectors.
Candidates will be able to choose from a broad range of coursework encompassing hospitality in general, with the ability to focus their studies on industry specialisms.
As a 'Hospitality Team Member', this apprenticeship requires students to choose a specialism of hospitality from the list below.
Alcoholic Beverage - Wine Service
GIG apprenticeships offer the following:
Entirely free of charge -
no student debts!
Stable work via long-term courselengths of 12-18 months
A guaranteed minimum of 16
hours work per week.
Minimum 4 hours per week of
flexible, online course work.
Full-time career opportunities upon completion.
Nationally recognised accreditation upon
completion (Level 2 VRQ Qualification).
All work paid at a minimum of £8.25
per hour and above.
One-to-one student mentoring
Student incentives, including:
• Student Oyster Card, providing 30% off travel
• NUS (National Union of Students) card, providing
extensive student discounts across major brands
GIG online courses offer the following:
Our flexible, online courses can be completed in as little as 6
weeks, are entirely free and are Nationally Accredited (Level 2
Qualification). With no limit on the number of course applications,
candidates can diversify their skills, industry knowledge and C.V's
across a range of sectors with ease.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Be a UK or EU citizen
Have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
Be aged 16 and over
Frequently asked questions
Difference between Apprenticeships and Online Courses?
GIG Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with online course work over a 12-18 month curriculum, providing workers with an accredited certificate at the end of the course.
GIG Online Learning is short-term, online training that enhances basic skills and knowledge within a particular sector, and must be completed within 6 weeks.
How much does it cost?
If you’re a registered GIG Seeker, all apprenticeships and online courses can be completed free of charge. Outside of the GIG Academy, these courses carry a tuition fee of £5000 per person. Courses must be applied for and candidates will be formally interviewed upon application.
How long do I have to do each course?
Apprenticeships require a minimum attendance of 12-18 months, while online courses are designed with the intention of taking up to 6 weeks to complete. However, online courses can be completed in a shorter period of time.
What if I have an emergency and can't complete my course or online work?
If you are unable to continue your apprenticeship or online course then please contact GIG directly on firstname.lastname@example.org and stipulate the reason for having to cease your learning.
Under certain circumstances, we may be able to pause your apprenticeship but, in most cases, cancelling or suddenly discontinuing your learning will result in termination from the GIG Apprenticeship or online course.
However, those who cancel can re-apply.
What is GIG?
GIG is the UK’s largest online platform for flexible shift work.
GIG’s intuitive mobile app provides a transparent and fair
marketplace for temporary work that gives workers instant
access to a wide range of shifts across the Hospitality, Retail,
Warehousing and Events industries.
GIG provides employers and workers with the control and
flexibility they want from today’s labour market.