Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we’re pleased to add Traineeship programmes to our portfolio. We are working with employers across the UK that are keen to offer young people the opportunity to gain real work experience and secure employment to start an Apprenticeship.
What is a Traineeship?
Traineeships are designed to prepare you for your future career, helping you to get ready for the world of work and improving your chances of getting an Apprenticeship or other job.
Who are Traineeships for?
Traineeships are aimed at helping young people aged 16 to 18 years to develop practical skills and knowledge to secure employment and progress onto an apprenticeship.
Duration of a Traineeship?
The duration of a Traineeship can vary however the minimum amount of time required is six weeks to a maximum of six months with the programme tailored to your individual needs.
Traineeship Programme Outline
1. Work preparation training
Stepping into the world of work can be very daunting, not only do you have to meet new people you will also be responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks and activities that you are responsible for in your role. Based in the classroom you will learn about the industry you wish to work in, as well as cover a number of topics relating to personal skills and skills in the workplace.
- How to write a CV
- Searching for jobs and interview techniques
- Behaviour at work
- Effective communication
- Workplace safety
- Working as part of a group
- Identify hazards in a familiar setting
2. Functional Skills in English and Maths
As part of your programme you will work towards improving your basic skills in literacy and numeracy. These are vital skills in the workplace and can cover anything from ensuring the right change is given to a customer to financial planning in business. These will be project based and accessible online for you to complete in your own time.
3. Work experience
You will be placed in a real-work environment with a designated employer to gain essential work skills and put in to practice your new found knowledge to help you secure employment. The duration of your placement can vary from a minimum of six weeks to a maximum of six months. Your work timetables can be between 20 and 40 hours per week, so you will need to ensure you can commit to this. If you successfully complete your work experience, you will be offered a formal interview with the employer to discuss future and job prospects.
What support will I receive?
To help support you throughout the duration of your programme, you will have a designated tutor/mentor. Your tutor will support you on a weekly basis and you will have a designated mentor whilst you are on a work experience placement.
What skills and qualifications will I gain?
You will achieve a City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills. You will also work towards Functional Skills in Maths and English. You may have the opportunity to gain industry relevant qualifications depending on the contents of your programme. This will be agreed at your induction stage.
What can I do once I have completed my Traineeship?
If you successfully complete your work experience, you will be offered a formal interview with the employer to discuss future and job prospects. If successful at interview stage, you will have the opportunity to start an Apprenticeship programme and become qualified in your chosen area of work.
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Why should I consider a Traineeship?
- Gain work experience and become more attractive to employers
- Access to an NUS student card for discounts in a variety of high street stores
- Gain the practical skills and knowledge of the industry and job role
- Meet new people and find out more about their day to day activities
- Find out if the industry is right for you
- Meet potential employers
- Interview preparation training and CV writing tips to help you gain employment
- Gain access to a tutor and mentor support whilst on programme
- Opportunity to start an Apprenticeship
Is a Traineeship for me?
Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people aged 16 – 18 who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. If you have been unsuccessfully applying for Apprenticeships due to a lack of skills and experience then you might be a good candidate for a Traineeship. You could be suitable for a Traineeship if you are:
- 16 – 18 years old
- Unemployed (or work less than 16 hours per week) and have little work experience
- Motivated to work
- Qualified below Level 3
Traineeship is probably not right for you if you already have the skills and experience needed to find an Apprenticeship or work and/or are aged 24 plus (unless you are subject to Learning Difficulty Assessments and are aged 16 or over and under 25) and already in employment.
For more information on Traineeships, download our leaflet here
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For more information please contact our advisors on 01623 410020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org