Young people who are looking for work but are finding it hard to get a job or interview are being encouraged to become a trainee with Adult Education Wolverhampton.

Its 12-week Traineeships, launching in February, will help people get ready for and experience the world of work, giving them skills for their CV which will put them ahead of the competition.

It forms part of a sustained ‘One City’ approach – backed by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s £3 million Wolves at Work 18 to 24 programme – to support young people into work, training or learning opportunities, and dramatically reduce youth unemployment by better connecting them to skills and employment opportunities in the region. 

A traineeship is a work based course to help people develop the skills and experience needed to gain employment or move into further education or training.

Trainees need to be aged between 19 and 24 on 31 August 2021. They will be able to experience and develop real work skills in 1 of 4 areas, Animal Care, Early Years Childcare, Hospitality and Office Skills, including a work placement. Participants will also be able to improve their English, Maths and digital skills if required.

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "A traineeship could be the stepping stone you need to get onto the work ladder.

"This course will give you real work experience and recognised qualifications to put on your CV, you will experience a job interview and get an employer reference to use in the future, you will meet with experienced careers advisors who will help you to search for work or an apprenticeship and to complete applications, and you will even get help to pay for travel and lunch.

"So, if you are in the jobs market but finding it hard to get work or an interview, please consider becoming a trainee with Adult Education Wolverhampton."

Former trainee Amandeep Toor said: "The work placement was really beneficial as it gave me real life experience working as part of a team. My peers gave me direction and were always at hand if I needed help and assistance but also allowed me to use my own initiative, and I now know that an administration role is definitely my choice for future employment."

To find out more, call Adult Education Wolverhampton on 01902 558180 or visit Adult Education Wolverhampton. For more information visit Adult Education Wolverhampton.