A traineeship is a short course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It is a partnership between Wirral Met College and host employers.
A traineeship with one of Wirral Met College’s partner employers will provide you with high quality work experience. You will develop your English and maths skills, whilst learning how to prepare for work by improving your communication and interview skills.
Traineeships are available in the following areas:
- Animal Care
- Business Administration
- Beauty Therapy
- Health & Social Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- And many more!
For example you could spend your traineeship working in a busy restaurant or hotel, completing business administration tasks in an office or learning new skills at a construction site.
Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Those who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other position due to a lack of skills and experience are most likely be good candidates for a traineeship.
Traineeships last anything from 6 weeks to 6 months with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.
A traineeship could be suitable if:
- you're unemployed (or work less than 16 hours per week) and have little work experience
- you're aged 16 — 19 and qualified below Level 3 (equivalent to two A levels at grades A to C)
- you're aged 19 — 23 and qualified below Level 2 (equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- you think you'll be ready for employment within six months of starting a traineeship
Where can I progress to?
Upon completion of a traineeship programme, all participants are guaranteed either a job interview (if a relevant position is available), or an exit interview that will provide valuable feedback to help them towards securing an apprenticeship or employment.
How do I apply?
Traineeship opportunities are available throughout the year - you can apply now by following this link. For more information, please call us on 0151 551 7777.