Help young people take their first step on to the career ladder

“It’s shown me what I’m good at and what I enjoy doing most, and opened my eyes to the world of work”

Jul 17 2017


Do you know a young person who lacks confidence and skills, is not yet ready to do an apprenticeship, but does want to get on the career ladder?

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.

We offer traineeships in many of our 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 our trainees go on to get an apprenticeship or a full-time job with us – and they often say that their traineeship was the turning point that helped them work out their plans for the future.

Cameron did his traineeship with our County Supplies unit. He said:

“I’d left school but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I decided to apply. When I was accepted onto the scheme I was really pleased. It felt like I now had some direction. The traineeship has shown me what I’m good at and what I enjoy doing most and opened my eyes to the world of work.”

Find out more about traineeships by visiting Traineeship Plus.