TRAINEESHIPS

LEVEL: CERTIFICATE IN PREPARING FOR WORK, FUNCTIONAL MATHS AND ENGLISH AND WORKSKILLS
EXAMINING BOARD: MULTIPLE DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU DO

Finding a job can be tough, especially these days if you don’t have much work experience. Often employers want people with experience but how do you get this if you can’t find work?

Traineeships are a new opportunity for young people like you to gain real life work experience and the training you need to progress onto an Apprenticeship or employment. We offer Traineeships that will prepare you for an Apprenticeship in most sectors so you can kick-start your career in any area now!

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are aimed at 16 to 23-year-old’s that meet the following requirements:

  • Are not currently in a job and have little work experience but are focused upon work or the prospect that it offers
  • Have qualifications below Level 3
  • Have been resident in the EU for the past 3 years (and have proof of this)
  • Are keen, enthusiastic, reliable, and ready and eager to start their career

All learners looking to start a Traineeship will be subject to a selection interview to ensure you are ready for this fantastic opportunity. Richard Huish College has developed a flexible Traineeship to suit the individual and the employer.

Throughout this course you will gain:

  • Work preparation training and career research support to ensure you have the skills and confidence needed for an Apprenticeship or other job.
  • Functional English and Maths, as these are essential for most jobs and are skills that employers ask for.
  • A top quality work placement with a local business for six weeks, that will give you a real, hands-on experience with the content tailored to your individual career aspirations.
  • At the end of the work experience placement you’ll get a reference and an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available.
  • We offer Traineeships in Health and Social Care, IT, Business and Administration and Customer Care so you can kick-start your career in any of these areas now!
  • Traineeships are delivered over three months and will include some additional core skills that local employers have identified as desirable for young people to have, to be able to enter employment.

Supporting you

We’ll support you all the way, with a personal mentor who will give you one-to-one support as and when you need it, and help to answer any questions or concerns you have. This will ensure that you will get the most out of your Traineeship.

When you have completed your three month Traineeship you should be ready to move onto a full time paid Apprenticeship! Richard Huish College offer Apprenticeships in Business and Administration, IT, Accounting, Customer Service and Health and Social Care and your mentor will help find the right one for you.

We will work with you to search the National Apprenticeship database for suitable vacancies and support your applications. You will be able to use the work experience gained in your Traineeship to show employers you have the right skills for their industry and that you are ready for long-term employment.

If you’d like more information about Traineeships please contact Leanna Turner on leannat@richuish.ac.uk.

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready.’

Traineeships will last anything from six weeks to a maximum of four months with the content tailored to the needs of the individual, including:

  • Work preparation training and career research support to ensure the individual has the skills and confidence needed for an Apprenticeship or other job.
  • Functional English and Maths, as these are essential for most jobs and are skills that employers ask for.
  • A top quality work placement to give the individual a real, hands-on experience with a local business for 8 weeks with the content tailored to your individual career aspirations.
  • At the end of the work experience placement the individual will get a reference and an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available.

Providers and employers will be able to add flexible additional elements to the content of Traineeships to meet labour market and personal need.

Who are Traineeships for?

Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lacks the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

We might expect young people who have been applying unsuccessfully for Apprenticeship vacancies due to a lack of skills or experience to be good candidates for a Traineeship.

How do I refer a young person to a Traineeship?

Please contact Leanna Turner at leannat@richuish.ac.uk for more information.

The key to the success of Traineeships is a high quality and meaningful work placement. This means that it is equally valuable to both the trainee and you the employer. The trainee gains experience from you and in return you gain from having an extra helpful staff member.

Before you start the process of taking on a trainee you need to be sure that your business is ready. These questions should be considered by you if you are planning to employ a trainee:

What type of position do I need to fill to address my business needs?

  • What type of person do I need?
  • What skills does this person need to have?
  • Is my business able to support a trainee i.e. time?
  • Can I provide a suitably qualified or experienced mentor for the trainee?
  • Can I ensure that the trainee will have sufficient exposure to the tasks they need to ensure adequate skill development?

Once you have determined the type of position you want filled and the skills required please contact Leanna Turner on 01823 320816. She will take you through the process from initial inquiry to the completion of the work placement.

Elliot Sparks

“I enjoyed the Traineeship course far more than I thought I would. I’ve learnt how to write a really good CV and improved my interview skills. I enjoyed the group activities most which surprised me as I normally prefer to work alone.

I did my work experience in the Taunton branch of Primark. I learnt how to operate a till, fold clothing, operate various lifts, and several other basic tasks that I can apply to my daily life as well as my future career. I have now been hired by Primark, I think the work experience gave me the chance to show Primark how much of a good employee I would be.”

Emma Reynolds

“I am glad I have done the course as I have been able to develop my existing skills and gain new ones. I would say the course has helped me to accept more things that I maybe wouldn’t have done before. After doing my 100 hours at Rethink I have decided that I definitely want to pursue a career within the health and social care sector.

I have gained insight into a more realistic idea of how I would be living when I move out, and particularly how this will affect my finances. As a result of me doing the course I now have the ability to attend and be successful in interviews and have now been offered a job within the sector I wanted. I think the course is ran really well and I’ve enjoyed working with Leanna who has helped me a lot with many aspects.”