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What do I have to do in return?

It is your responsibility that you:

  • Complete and application form
  • Can provide proof of residency (passport or other ID) and prior qualifications
  • Commit to a maximum of 6 months at a maximum of 30 hours per week.
  • Are dedicated and wanting to secure an apprenticeship or employment

Who are traineeships for?

Traineeships are available for young people aged 16-24 who are not currently in a job and have little work experience, but who are focused on work or the prospect of it in the near future.

You are eligible for a traineeship if you are 16-19 and qualified below Level 3 or 19- 24 and have not yet achieved a full Level 2 and we believe you have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a traineeship.

What is in it for me?

  • Access to a bursary - click here for eligibility
  • Lunch and travel paid for by employer
  • JSA or Union tax credits still payable
  • Confidence building and motivation
  • Gain valuable work experience for your C.V
  • Widen your skills
  • Achievement of nationally recognised qualifications
  • Improved career prospects
  • Work tasters
  • Opportunity to progress on completion to employment
  • Career progression.

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Congratulations on your first step to a brighter future.
Our dedicated team of staff will support you with an individual plan to gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

The Basics

This new programme of traineeships is designed to help young people who are focused on getting an apprenticeship or sustainable job but who do not yet have the skills or experience to compete successfully for vacancies.

What exactly is a Traineeship?

The aim of traineeships is to secure you progression to an apprenticeship or sustainable job as quickly as possible. A traineeship consists of 3 core elements:

  • A focus on work preparation training, covering areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills
  • English and maths as these are seen as crucial employability skills
  • A high quality work placement to give you meaningful work experience and develop workplace skills.

 What will you do for me?

    • We will work with a number of employers across London to encourage them to invest time and resources in taking on quality work placement
    • We will help support you achieve your English and Maths qualifications
    • We will carry out confidence building and practical skills to help secure
    • employment.

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A good quality work placement:

Choice and relevance - Placements will be matched to your areas of interest and aspiration, with you undertaking high quality work experience rather than observation or mundane tasks.

Organisational readiness - Commitment from senior managers or owner/manager and a low ratio of trainees to experienced staff.

Good preparation - Thorough pre-placement preparation by the provider, employer and prospective trainee and an understanding of your circumstances that may affect your workplace behaviour.

Written agreement - Made between you, the employer and ourselves setting out mutual expectations and commitments, including the training plan and arrangements for reviews.

A planned placement - A structured induction, clear objectives and integrated off-the-job training, with an identified mentor or buddy.

Feedback and review - Regular constructive feedback from managers and formal reviews at key stages with the manager, provider and trainee.