Hampshire Futures

Traineeships – Information for Organisations Referring Young People

Traineeships are designed to help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience. They are an ideal opportunity for young people to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for; our programme offer provides two entry points for young people.

1. First Traineeship

This programme gives the confidence to prepare young people for the world of work through a community project and support with Maths and English through engaging an interesting activities related to the workplace. They will also develop employability skills and work towards a Level 1 Award in Job Search & Interview Skills; this qualification has been developed in partnership with Reed Employment Agency to help prepare young people for the world of work.

Entry Criteria:

  • 16 – 19 year olds or up to 24 years on 31st August 2016 if you have an Educational Health & Care Plan

  • GCSE grade E or below in English & Maths (non-GCSE qualifications considered on individual basis)

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learn and motivated to work

Programme dates:

Autumn term: 12 September – 3 February
Spring term: 6 March – 29 July

Programme content:

  • English and Maths as crucial employability skills

  • Focused period of induction and work preparation, covering areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills

  • Employability qualification

  • Personal development

  • Preparation for Traineeship Plus

  • Team building & volunteer project

  • Entry level & Level 1

Financial support:

  • Young people may be able to access support with travel and meal costs depending on your individual circumstances

Weeks

Days/Hours

GLH

Content

6

3 days x 5 hours

90

Induction

Intensive Maths and English

Enrichment activities including Food Hygiene, First Aid and other specialist/flexible options

2

3 days x 5 hours

30

Two week work experience/teamwork project

12

3 days x 5 hours

180

Functional skills qualifications delivered through half day sessions

2. Traineeship Plus

A Traineeship can prepare young people for their future careers, helping them to get ready for the world of work and improving their chances of getting an Apprenticeship or other job. The programme will give them the experience of the working world so the move into employment isn’t as daunting and they will receive support with English and maths through engaging and interesting activities related to the workplace. They will also develop their employability skills and work towards a Level 1 Award in Employability Skills; this qualification has been developed in partnership with Reed Employment Agency to help prepare young people for the world of work.

Entry criteria:

  • 16 – 24 year olds

  • Minimum Grade D GCSE English and/or Maths (non-GCSE qualifications considered on an individual basis)

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learn and motivation to work

Programme dates:

Autumn term: 12 September – 3 February
Spring term: 6 March – 29 July

Programme content:

  • English and Maths as crucial employability skills

  • Preparation for work

  • High quality work placement to give meaningful work experience and to develop workplace skills

  • Focused period of induction and work preparation, covering areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills

  • Employability qualification

  • Level 1 & Level 2 only

Financial support:

  • Work placements are unpaid but you will receive support with travel expenses and subject to individual circumstances there can be additional support for meal costs

  • A weekly bursary payment is available up to £57.90

  • Performance & attendance bonus payments up to £100 per month

  • Final completion bonus

Weeks

Days/Hours

GLH

Content

4

3 days x 5 hours

60

Induction

Intensive Maths and English

Employability qualification

Enrichment  including Food Hygiene, First Aid, CS Card (Construction) and other specialist/flexible options in preparation for work placements

During the induction we will Identify work placements for individuals for:

Business Administration

Customer Service

Health & Social Care

Construction

Other industry sectors available (Highways, Countryside, Catering)

15

3 days x 5 hours

225

Work placement

NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Functional skills qualifications through weekly half day workshops for Maths and English

Complete employability qualification

1

3 days x 5 hours

15

Review and evaluation

To find out more and refer a young person on either of these programmes please contact: hyip@hants.gov.uk.