Online traineeship programme is helping young people find work

Buckinghamshire Council’s Traineeship Programme, which helps to prepare young people for work, has been adapted to ensure that learning can continue despite the outbreak of coronavirus.

The Bucks Inspired Traineeship, now in its sixth iteration, is delivered by Buckinghamshire Council’s Family Support Service and Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. The free 12 week programme aims to support young people, who are not in work or education, to find a job or an apprenticeship in their area of interest by developing their skills and offering them valuable work experience placements.

Whilst work experience placements have unfortunately not been possible due to lockdown restrictions, the 13 young people who are currently on the course have continued to work towards their Level 1 Employability Skills qualification online so that they can continue to benefit from:

  • Employability skills workshops
  • English and Maths support
  • Individual support from a youth worker

These aspects of the course have been provided online through whole group sessions, team activities, self-directed tasks and 1:2:1 weekly support from youth workers and learning support specialists.

Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education said: “It’s fantastic that we are still able to offer valuable skills support, despite the lockdown restrictions. The Bucks Inspired Traineeship gives young people a great opportunity to find the job or apprenticeship that they’re aiming for and the programme is a really important part of our wider efforts to help all young people in Buckinghamshire to reach their potential.”

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