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. It is essentially a perfect bridge into paid employment. 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.

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






3 days x 5 hours



Intensive Maths and English

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


3 days x 5 hours


Two week work experience/teamwork project


3 days x 5 hours


Functional skills qualifications delivered through half day sessions