Gloucestershire College is celebrating the success of its traineeship programme, as its first cohort of trainees secure their six-week employment placements, starting in January 2021.
Supported by the government, the eight-week ‘Skills Accelerator’ programme is designed to provide 16 to 24-year olds with important employability skills, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications and local work experience too.
The first cohort of learners have graduated from the course with qualifications in equality and diversity, mental health and wellbeing, social media and online safety – as well as transferable skills in teamwork, customer service and more.
The trainees have now secured work placements with Gloucestershire College’s network of local employers including The Sober Parrot, IT Schools Africa and St. James City Farm – with one learner joining Gloucestershire College’s motor vehicle team as a technician.
Traineeships are a practical way for employers to ‘back local talent’ in Gloucestershire, with all costs covered by government funding and incentive payments for businesses that get involved.
For more information, visit gloscol.ac.uk/trainee.