Traineeships - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning


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Are you aged 16-24?

Do you want to advance your work experience, gain a Level 1 in Employability Skills and Digital Skills and build your pathway into further education or work?
After just six months, you can reap the rewards!

What is the bucksinspired traineeship programme?

An education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and set you up for your career journey.

Bucksinspired Traineeships include:

  • Employability skills workshops. These are fun, practical sessions lead by our youth work staff
  • Individual support and careers guidance from a youth worker throughout the programme
  • English and maths skills support from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (if you do not have A*-C or 4-9 grade GCSE)
  • A Level 1 qualification in Employability Skills and Digital Skills
  • A high quality work experience placement with an employer, to provide real insight and experience into the world of work

Am I eligible for a traineeship programme?

  • Are you motivated to work?
  • Are you currently not in a job ? Or do you have little or no work experience?
  • Are you aged 16 to 24 ?
  • Are you without qualifications, or have qualifications which are below Level 3? (A ‘level)

If you answered yes to these – you are eligible.

Will I get paid?

This traineeship opportunity is unwaged. However you can be supported with expenses such as meals and transport. Of course this experience will better enable you to get paid employment afterwards.

Can I still claim Job Seekers Allowance?

Yes, usually you can participate in our traineeship for up to 30 hours per week and still claim JSA. It is advisable that you check your individual circumstances with your Jobcentre Plus.

What will my work experience placement involve?

We have a number of employers across Bucks who are keen to offer work experience placements to the right trainee. We will endeavour to match you with an employer to suit your interests and skills.

  • Group sessions are delivered three days a week and individual tasks and assignments will be placed on Google Classroom for you to complete.
  • We have all sorts of opportunities so this is an exciting chance to gain practical experience in and area you are interested in.
  • You will receive coaching and training from an identified mentor in the business, receiving support and feedback to help you on your journey to your chosen career.
  • At the end of the placement you may be offered an interview for a position within the business. However if no apprenticeship or job opportunity exists within the business, the employer will conduct a professional discussion with you and provide a written reference to help you secure an apprenticeship or employment elsewhere.

If you would like to know more about bucksinspired traineeships or would like to apply please contact: Rachel Le Sauvage (Traineeship Coordinator) 01296 382583

Complete the application form

When and where?

A new cohort will run in line with the school timetable

  • The course will consist of employment skills workshops and a work experience placement.
  • You will receive youth work support throughout the programme and gain careers advice and guidance in both group and one-to-one sessions to support you with your options and your next steps.
  • If you need to develop your English and maths up to Level 2, Buckinghamshire Adult Learning will support you to begin your journey towards achieving this.
  • The course will run for three days a week for up to six months.

Sign up now for the next available course.