Young people struggling to find work – because of the Covid-19 pandemic or other reasons – are being invited to boost their chances of employment with a Traineeship.

Adult Education Wolverhampton, in partnership with Wolves at Work, has launched its new 8 week long Traineeship programme for people aged between 19 and 24 which can act as a stepping stone into work, an apprenticeship or onto the Kickstart scheme.

Traineeships offer people the chance to take part in work experience with local employers in an area of interest to them, and the opportunity to study English, maths and other specific qualifications relevant to an individual’s chosen career, such as food safety or first aid.

Participants will receive financial support with travel to their placement and gain both valuable work experience to add to their CV and an employer reference at the end of their Traineeship.

Friendly supportive and experienced teachers and support staff will be on hand to nurture them through the programme.

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Adult Education Wolverhampton is committed to ensuring people are work ready and gain the knowledge and behaviour they need to succeed in the workplace. 

“This is includes offering a number of courses, including this new Traineeship programme, which are aimed at fast tracking people into the world of work by giving them real life experience in an area of interest to them.”

To find out more about Traineeships, please email, call Sharon Humphries on 07779 974682 or check out the Adult Education Wolverhampton website