Getting qualified doesn’t necessarily mean going to college, sixth form or university. There’s plenty of other options for 16-18 year olds upon leaving school and traineeships are an ideal way to gain qualifications and work experience, whilst being paid at the same time!
So, what is a traineeship?
A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. It allows you to gain recognised qualifications and experience relevant to your chosen career path AND you are paid for it!
Traineeships are ideal if you want to a more vocational route that allows you to develop practical skills and get on-the-job training in your chosen industry. Whilst you gain nationally recognised qualifications, it’s also a good way to try out a potential career path so you can make sure it’s the right choice for you before committing to longer-term training or study.
In Stockport, Jupiter Training are currently offering a range of traineeships for 16-18 year olds to gain the skills, qualifications and experience to progress into apprenticeships, employment and further education.
These opportunities are ideal if you’re unsure of what career choice to make and want to gain experience with real employers. You’ll be able to develop skills for the world of work, including CV building and interview techniques, as well as a commitment to progression and personal development.