Traineeships - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning


Are you aged 16-24?

Do you want to advance your work experience, gain a Level 1 in Employability Skills and build your pathway into further education or work?
After just 12 weeks, you can reap the rewards!

What is the bucksinspired traineeship programme?

An education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and set you up for your career journey

Bucksinspired Traineeships include:

  • A high quality work experience placement with an employer, to provide real insight and experience into the world of work
  • Employability skills workshops. These are fun, practical sessions lead by our youth work staff
  • English and maths skills support from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (if you do not have A*-C or 4-9 grade GCSE)
  • A level 1 qualification in Employability Skills

Am I eligible for a traineeship programme?

  • Are you motivated to work?
  • Are you currently not in a job ? Or do you have little or no work experience?
  • Are you aged 16 to 24 ?
  • Are you without qualifications, or have qualifications which are below Level 3? (A ‘level)

If you answered yes to these – you are eligible.

Will I get paid?

This traineeship opportunity is unwaged. However you can be supported with expenses such as meals and transport. Of course this experience will better enable you to get paid employment afterwards.

Can I still claim Job Seekers Allowance?

Yes, usually you can participate in our traineeship for up to 30 hours per week and still claim JSA. It is advisable that you check your individual circumstances with your Jobcentre Plus.

What will my work experience placement involve?

We have a number of employers across Bucks who are keen to offer work experience placements to the right trainee. We will endeavour to match you with an employer to suit your interests and skills.
• You will attend your placement for 8 weeks for 3 days per week.
• We have all sorts of opportunities so this is an exciting chance to gain practical experience in and area you are interested in.
• You will receive coaching and training from an identified mentor in the business, receiving support and feedback to help you on your journey to your chosen career. At the end of the placement you may be offered an interview for a position within the business. However if no apprenticeship or job
opportunity exists within the business, the employer will conduct a professional discussion with you and provide a written reference to help you secure an apprenticeship or employment elsewhere.

If you would like to know more about bucksinspired traineeships or would like to apply please contact: Rachel Le Sauvage (Traineeship Coordinator) 01296 382583/07719 293558

Complete the application form

When and where?

20 April – 17 July 2020

  • The first four weeks of the traineeship will consist of employability skills workshops, getting you ready for your work experience placement.
  • Then for remainder of the traineeship you will continue to get support from the youth work staff for two mornings a week, you will then spend three days out on work experience. If you need to, you will spend two afternoons each week taking part in maths and English skills workshops.
  • Each day will be 10.30am-3.30pm
  • The venues for employability skills and maths and English are in Aylesbury. The work experience opportunities are across Buckinghamshire.

Applications by 13 March 2020
Start date 20 April 2020