Traineeships are designed to help young people aged 16-24, and for young people with Learning Difficulty Assessments up to academic age 25, who want to get a job, gain the skills and experience for work. They are a partnership between an employer and the College.

You can view our Traineeship Fact Sheet for more information, or view our current Traineeship Vacancies here.

You’ll be eligible if you:

  • want to get a job and you have limited work experience
  • are aged 16-24 and qualified below Level 3 (you can have up to 1 A Level)
  • your college and employer/placement provider believe you have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of starting your Traineeship

Traineeships include:

  1. A high quality work placement – to provide meaningful work experience and develop workplace skills
  2. Work preparation training – developing interpersonal skills and including CV writing, job search and interview skills
  3. English and maths – seen as crucial employability skills

Traineeships will last up to 6 months. The work placement within a traineeship will be at least six weeks and no more than five months.

What happens at the end of a traineeship?

Once you have completed a Traineeship, it is expected that you’ll progress onto an apprenticeship or job, or alternatively, you may decide to enrol on a course to gain specialist qualifications for your chosen career.

Those on Traineeships will be offered an exit interview with their work placement organisation to help them practise and prepare for future opportunities. Where available, these interviews may be for real apprenticeship or job vacancies within the organisation. You may also gain qualifications from courses completed with the College, to add to your CV.


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