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Traineeship Programme Southport College

*Updated for 2019


What is the Traineeship Programme?

Southport College is seeking to assist unemployed young people aged 16-24, to secure employment by providing them with meaningful opportunities to develop transferable skills.

The Traineeship programme is designed to assist young unemployed people gain these transferable skills. Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, job skills and improve English and maths, if needed. They give young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping to boost confidence and careers prospects with an Apprenticeship, Further Education or employment.

To be eligible for this course you will need to be aged 16-24 and not in education or employment or training.

Click on the links below for more information on Traineeships and the Programme at Southport College

Is a Traineeship for me? (Government Factsheet)

Traineeship Programme Southport College – Information for Candidates

To register your interest in a Traineeship:

Speak to our Student Guidance team on 01704 392704 or email You can download an application form here.

A list of our Traineeship vacancies will be available soon for this programme.


Traineeship Programme – Information for Employers

The traineeship programme is an opportunity for employers to give unemployed young people, who lack either skills or experience, the chance to gain meaningful work experience and valuable transferable skills. The College is able to accommodate a wide variety of work placements and is seeking employer partners across a range of industries.

  • Placements will be sourced that provide an opportunity for progression to either an Apprenticeship or continued employment with the company.
  • Employers can offer up to three days of meaningful work experience.
  • Our work placement team will be happy to work with you to arrange the placement. 

Job Centre Plus – will support recruitment events by providing advice on ensuring income is maintained throughout the course and availability of support with costs such as travel, uniform and meals.

Employers will get the chance to meet the potential candidates at the recruitment event. There will be an opportunity for applicants to apply for the programme at the event, with interviews taking place shortly after.

Click on the links below for more information for employers on Traineeships

Traineeships: Overview for employers (Government Factsheet)

Traineeship Programme Southport College – Information for Employers

For more information or to offer a placement:

Contact Liz Hartley on 01704 392817 or email

A great success story – Jade Letford


“The traineeship programme at Southport College allowed me to gain confidence in myself. The programme also taught me that if you focus on the bigger picture of what you want to achieve and put in the work, then anything is possible. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that someone like myself, with no previous experience, would be working in one of the best solicitors within the country and one the Times 100 Best Companies to work for but the Traineeship/Apprenticeship gave me the opportunity and without them I don’t think this would have been possible. Whilst on the course I was given the opportunity to learn the important key skills that are required in the working environment. I was also given the support and guidance throughout the course, which is leading me on the pathway towards a career in law.

Once I’d finished the Traineeship I went on to complete an Apprenticeship. I then re-applied for a job within Fletchers and I had a successful interview and got the job.”

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