Traineeship – Into Work
Course Title: Traineeship
Course description: Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people, aged 16-18 and 19-24 with an EHCP, 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 to be good candidates for a traineeship.
A traineeship is an education and training programme which incorporates work experience, preparing young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
Designed for people aged 16 to 18 (up to 24 with EHCP) who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.
A traineeship has three core elements:
- A high-quality work experience placement with an employer.
- Work preparation training, provided by the training organisation
- English and maths support, if required, provided by the training organisation.
Traineeships last anything up to a maximum of 1 year with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.
Employers are not required to pay trainees for the work placement and traineeships are exempt from the Minimum Wage.
The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners to:
• develop and enhance skills required for the working environment
• develop learners’ confidence for employment and motivation
• improve communication skills and personal effectiveness
• provide a basis for further study
*Business and customer awareness
*Dealing with your first days at work
*Understanding your customers
*Understanding work principles
*Managing your time
Functional skills English, Maths and ICT at Entry 3, Level 1 and 2
Work Experience: A placement of 70 hours will be needed over the duration of the year.
Duration: – 1 year
EHCP: Also, for all young people with an ECHP will be assigned a 1:1 Mentor who will support them closely in achieving their outcomes, with an emphasis of helping them to see and realise the next step in their lives. The young person will be able to access a one-hour face to face session each week with their Mentor, who will review the progress of the young person, set new targets and stretch and challenge the young person to grow as an individual with confidence.
The YP will be supported to exercise choice and control over their lives with emphasis on the four ‘preparing for adulthood’ outcomes: