Weston College launches new Traineeship Scheme to help 16 to 24 year olds into work
By YouPR | Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:31
A new scheme designed to help 16-24 year-olds
into work launches at Weston College next month.
The Traineeship programme is aimed at young
people who would like a job or an Apprenticeship but lack the skills and
School leavers picking up their GCSE results this
week (Thursday August 22nd) may be interested in the programme, which
will give them the support they need for future success.
Based at the College's Business Enterprise Centre
(BEC) in Locking Road, the Traineeship programme offers help with job searches,
interview techniques, basic English and Maths skills and the chance to engage
with local employers.
A period of work experience is guaranteed on the
programme, and already several major employers including Sainsbury and Alliance
Homes have pledged their support.
It is hoped that as the programme continues, more
employers will come aboard and offer their assistance.
The programme lasts up to six months and Weston
College intends to run it three times a year. The first programme begins on
September 16. No qualifications are needed to attend, just a positive attitude
and a willingness to learn.
Liz Redwood, head of the Business Enterprise
Centre, said the programme aimed to give extra help to those motivated to find a
She said: "This is a bridge into a job or an
Apprenticeship for young people with little experience, and we hope there will
be a significant demand for what we're offering. The BEC engages with many local
employers large and small, and through our links and experience we're confident
we can deliver a meaningful programme that will assist greatly with
Anyone interested in the Traineeship programme,
either as a young person hoping to find work or an employer who may be able to
help, should contact Weston College's Business Enterprise Centre on 01934
For more information about Weston College please
go to www.weston.ac.uk or telephone 01934