Traineeships are giving young people the self-assurance and experience they need to either start a career, or progress to an apprenticeship.
Traineeships are supportive programmes that provide training in core skills such as maths and English, together with an extended period of well-planned work experience, and support with career-building skills, such as CV-writing and interview techniques. Traineeships often lead directly to apprenticeships.
Hampshire County Council offers traineeships in many of its services, led by highly-skilled tutors in a supportive environment.
A traineeship may be helpful for a young person who lacks the confidence or qualifications to go into further education. It is also a great option for someone who has dropped out of sixth form or college, and is unsure where to turn next.
Many of Hampshire County Council’s trainees go on to get an apprenticeship or a full-time job at the County Council – and they often say that their traineeship was the turning point that helped them work out their plans for the future.
Grace, a former trainee in the County Council’s Facilities Management service, said: “I now see my own potential and what I have to offer. I dream of being a manager, as good as the one I have now, she is my inspiration.”
Find out more about traineeships by visiting www.hants.gov.uk/traineeshipplus.