Wirral Met College are always looking to develop relationships with local employers to increase the number of traineeships offered to the local community.
WHAT IS A TRAINEESHIP?
Designed to help young people aged 16-24 (or 25 for those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)) progress into employment, a traineeship with one of Wirral Met College’s partner employers will provide participants with high quality work experience, development of English and maths skills, whilst learning how to prepare for work by gaining interpersonal and interview skills.
Upon completion of traineeship programmes, 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.
THE BENEFITS OF TRAINEESHIPS FOR EMPLOYERS
The flexibility of traineeships will provide your business with the opportunity to build a high quality recruitment pipeline, securing tomorrow’s talent today, whilst aiding in the development of Corporate Social Responsibility strategies in addition to benefits such as:
- Providing your existing employees with experience in training and mentoring
- Allowing you to design a programme that suits the needs of your business
- Helping to increase capacity and productivity
- Creating a loyal and talented workforce
- Aiding in tackling youth unemployment
When offering a traineeship as an employer, you will need to provide:
- A meaningful, high quality work experience placement
- A minimum of 100 hours’ work experience, but no more than 240 hours for benefits claimants (over a minimum of six months)
- Constructive feedback and advice to the participant
- An interview for an apprenticeship or job in your business at the end of the traineeship, if available
- An exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback, if no job is available