Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for unemployed young people aged 16-24, who are motivated to get a job or Apprenticeship, but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

How does an Traineeship work?

Traineeships enable young people to gain real work experience and job skills and to improve their English and maths, if needed. It gives them the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping to boost confidence and career prospects through progression to an Apprenticeship, Further Education or employment. To be eligible for this course you will need to be aged 16-24 and not in education, employment or training.

The Programme
Our programme, has an average duration of 12 weeks and is tailored to your individual needs. You will cover a number of subjects including:

  • English and maths (if required)
  • Employability skills
  • Progress

You will also undertake a placement of 3 days per week, which will be matched to your areas of interest and aspiration, where you will undertake high quality work experience rather than observation or mundane tasks. You will be well prepared for your placement during your sessions at College.

Feedback & review
You will also receive regular constructive feedback from managers and formal reviews will take place at key stages with you, your placement manager and Southport College. At the end of the course you can progress to:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment
  • Higher level course at Southport College

Apprenticeship Vacancies

If you are ready to start an Apprenticeship, view and apply for our Apprenticeship vacancies.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Information for Employers

A Traineeship 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.

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