What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is a skills development programme aimed at helping a person move onto an apprenticeship or into paid work.

Traineeships include at least 70 hours of work experience in a real workplace.

Who is a traineeship for?

You need to:

  • be aged 19 to 24 (without an Education, Health and Care Plan)
  • have no qualifications above level 3
  • have a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism
  • want to find a job or move onto an apprenticeship.

This programme is available in Bristol, Northamptonshire and London.

What will I have to do?

A traineeship is a flexible programme between 6 weeks and 12 months (Mencap’s programme is typically 17 weeks).

You will complete a work placement of at least 70 hours in a real workplace. 

We will also help you develop your English, maths and ICT skills.

After the programme, we hope the employer will offer you a job but if not, we will help you look for a job or find another programme to help you move on.

Mencap can also provide a job coach to help with learning on the job.

Traineeships we offer

Hospitality traineeships in London

Mencap's 16 week Traineeship programme is aimed at young people aged 19-24 who have a Learning Disability, a Learning Difficulty or Autism. A Traineeship is designed for young people who are motivated to work but may struggle to find employment through traditional recruitment processes.

The Hospitality traineeship partners with employers in the hospitality sector, to develop the skills and experience they need to achieve a paid position.

Core content:

Work preparation covers key topics related to employability such as communication, professional behaviour and time-keeping.

Work experience within a traineeship should be a high quality learning experience tailored to the needs to the individual learner. Mencap will support both the trainee and the employer to ensure that individual needs are met and the trainee learns on the job in the best possible way for them.

Job coaches are available to support the trainees whilst on their placement. The job coach will work alongside the trainee to help them learn new skills at a pace that suits them.

English, maths and ICT support will reflect the requirements of the job whilst enabling the trainee to move towards qualifications if appropriate

For more information, please email catherine.partridge@mencap.org.uk 

Warehouse operative traineeships in Northamptonshire

Mencap's 16 week Traineeship programme is aimed at young people aged 19-24 who have a Learning Disability, a Learning Difficulty or Autism. A Traineeship is designed for young people who are motivated to work but may struggle to find employment through traditional recruitment processes.

The Warehouse Operative traineeship partners with employers in the logistics sector to develop the skills and experience they need to achieve a paid position.

Core content:

Work preparation covers key topics related to employability such as communication, professional behaviour and time-keeping. This will ideally happen on the employers premises using meeting room space as a makeshift classroom.

Work experience within a traineeship should be a high quality learning experience tailored to the needs to the individual learner, lasting at least 100 hours but not exceeding 240 hours. Mencap will support the trainee to ensure that individual needs are met and the trainee learns on the job in the best possible way for them.

Job coaches are available to support the trainees whilst on their placement. The job coach will work alongside the trainee to help them learn new skills at a pace that suits them.

English, maths and ICT support will reflect the requirements of the job whilst enabling the trainee to move towards qualifications if appropriate

For more information, please email ben.young@mencap.org.uk  or telephone 07974 623624.

Warehouse operative traineeships in Bristol

Mencap's 16 week Traineeship programme is aimed at young people aged 19-24 who have a Learning Disability, a Learning Difficulty or Autism. A Traineeship is designed for young people who are motivated to work but may struggle to find employment through traditional recruitment processes.

The Warehouse Operative traineeship partners with employers in the logistics sector to develop the skills and experience they need to achieve a paid position.

Core content:

Work preparation covers key topics related to employability such as communication, professional behaviour and time-keeping. This will ideally happen on the employers premises using meeting room space as a makeshift classroom.

Work experience within a traineeship should be a high quality learning experience tailored to the needs to the individual learner, lasting at least 100 hours but not exceeding 240 hours. Mencap will support the trainee to ensure that individual needs are met and the trainee learns on the job in the best possible way for them.

Job coaches are available to support the trainees whilst on their placement. The job coach will work alongside the trainee to help them learn new skills at a pace that suits them.

English, maths and ICT support will reflect the requirements of the job whilst enabling the trainee to move towards qualifications if appropriate

For more information, please email nicki.hempstead@mencap.org.uk  or telephone 07966 261365.

 

How do I take part?

If you are interested in this programme, please complete our online form and we will contact you when we have an opportunity to offer.

At present we are working in Bristol, Northamptonshire and London. The delivery sites will vary at different points during the year so please get in touch to find out more by emailing:

ben.young@mencap.org.uk for Northamptonshire opportunities

catherine.partridge@mencap.org.uk for London opportunities

nicki.hempstead@mencap.org.uk for Bristol opportunities.

 

How to take part

Contact us if you'd like to take part in a traineeship and we will let you know what opportunities are available to you.

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