Trainees On Track For Employment After Successful College Programme
The College has delivered a successful traineeship programme to help young people into employment.
A group have successfully completed the short government-funded initiative which has given them workplace skills and experience and helped them to focus on getting into work.
Traineeships target young people aged 16-18, those not currently in employment or anyone who hasn’t yet achieved a full level 3 qualification.
Trainees are matched with employers in employment sectors they are interested in or passionate about.
During this programme, local employers including SD Plastering, Sydney Stringer School and Coventry Gear Box Service supported trainees by giving them workplace opportunities and teaching them new skills.
Emma Ingram, Head of Employer Engagement and Sales at Coventry College, was delighted with the programme’s success.
Emma said: “I’d like to congratulate this cohort of young people who have completed their traineeship.
“Hopefully, the skills and workplace experience they have gained throughout the short programme will boost their employment prospects and has given them new skills and confidence.”
As well as workplace skills, the traineeship programme can help young people to enhance their CV and could lead to an interview for a permanent role or help them with interview techniques.
Emma added: “We’re extremely grateful to all the local employers who have supported the programme and have given the group experience in their businesses and workplaces.
“After a difficult year due to restrictions, having real workplace opportunities is so important for young people so they can gain hands-on skills to progress in the sector they are interested in.
“We’re looking forward to delivering more traineeship programmes in the future to help young people get their feet firmly back on the employment ladder.”
Find out more about traineeships and the benefits they can bring.