Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. You may have been applying unsuccessfully for Apprenticeship vacancies due to a lack of skills or experience and a Traineeship could provide you with those skills.
A Traineeship may be appropriate for you if you are:
- Unemployed and have a little work experience
- Motivated to work
- Aged 16 to 24 and qualified below level 3
How can you find Traineeship opportunities?
If you have an employer that you believe would be interested in offering you a Traineeship position, please contact us and we will be able to provide your employer with information about the scheme and ensure that you are able to commence.
What Happens during a Traineeship offered by TSP Learn?
We are responsible for coordinating your work placement and providing you with an employer who will supervise your placement and a personal tutor who will support training sessions that are going to be held at the employer site.
How long is a Traineeship and what will I be doing?
- The Traineeship will usually last between 2-5 months
- You will usually be expected to attend your work placement, based on full-time working hours
- We provide weekly tutorial sessions with one of our tutors
Work Placement & Preparation
The most important aspects of your Traineeship are the work preparation and placement elements. We want you to be given the opportunity to work in a real working environment and gain valuable experience and skills that you can then use as part of your CV and during interviews for jobs. During your Traineeship you will be working under the supervision of the work placement employer provider and you will be working in line with their processes and safe working practices.
We will be working with you to cover:
- Using ICT for job search and applications
- CV writing
- Building personal statements from a person specification
- Interview techniques
English and Maths Functional Skills
We will be working with you to establish what level of skills you already have and areas of particular difficulty that you have in both English and Maths. We will then be working through some exercises that will help you to develop your ability in these key areas that are covered by Function Skills qualifications at level 1 and 2. If you already have GCSEs or a Functional Skills qualification in both subjects, we will concentrate on other areas of your Traineeship.
Other Professional Skills
We are keen to ensure that we provide you with personal and professional development that will help prepare you for an Apprenticeship or your first entry into the world of work. We will therefore cover some topics that are central to many organisations such as Customer Service skills and an understanding of important topics such as effective teamwork and e-safety.
Each Traineeship is unique, but everyone will start with a look at the skills you already have and a personal learning journey will be developed for every candidate.
What happens at the end of my Traineeship?
If your work placement employer has an Apprenticeship vacancy or another vacancy open, you will be invited to attend an interview. If there is not an Apprenticeship vacancy open when you come to the end of your Traineeship, you will still receive an end of Traineeship interview by your work placement employer and a written reference.
If you have started a qualification in Functional Skills, The Skills Partnership will work with you to complete your training.