Traineeships

Get valuable work skills and the confidence you need to take the first steps into employment.

If you keep missing out on your ideal job or don’t have the confidence to apply for an Apprenticeship, a seven-week Traineeship could be the answer. You will get to spend a minimum of seven weeks working with a top local employer, gaining valuable skills and experience that will boost your CV.

Tailored to your interests and needs, Traineeships could also help you to improve your maths, English and digital skills, and you will receive help with CV-writing, interview tips and other practical training to ensure you are ready for employment.

Depending on your circumstances, you could be entitled to:

• expenses for transport and meals from your employer

• support from the College to help with the costs of  travel and childcare 

• support from your local Jobcentre Plus if you are eligible for work benefits.

Please complete the form below to register your interest and a member of our Traineeships team will be in touch to match you with the perfect employer!

If you have any further questions, please see the FAQs below.

Traineeship registration

    Thank you for registering your interest in a Traineeship. Please tick the box above to give permission for the College to contact you once the right Traineeship has been identified.
    In addition to Traineeships, the College has an extensive range of courses and Apprenticeship opportunities. If you wish to hear about these in the future, please tick the box above.

Who can apply for a Traineeship?

Traineeships are for young people aged 16 to 24 who have little or no work experience. They are particularly suitable for people who have been unsuccessful in securing an Apprenticeship due to a lack of skills, experience or confidence. 

How long will the Traineeship last?

Traineeships last for a minimum of seven weeks but can last as long as six months if the employer and trainee wish. 

What will I do during a Traineeship?

Trainees will spend some time gaining valuable work experience with a local employer, but will also attend training at the College two days a week on average depending on your programme. Time at the College could include working on your English and maths skills. 

How will a Traineeship help me?

Not only will a Traineeship significantly improve your employment prospects and new skills for your CV, it could also lead to employment or an Apprenticeship by introducing you to a local employer. If that employer is unable to offer you a position, they are encouraged to provide you with meaningful feedback that will help improve your prospects.

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