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"I completed a Traineeship which involved going on a work placement and learning different techniques which will help me when I go for job interviews in the future. I completed work experience at Volunteer Action Camden and it was really enjoyable and has really helped me a lot. At the work experience I had to design some posters and flyers for some events and programmes which will be starting soon at the organisation and I also had to type up documents in Microsoft Word and complete spreadsheets in Excel. I also had to take down some minutes for meetings which I found to be fun. I met a lot of very nice people who helped me a lot while I was working there - they were all very friendly.

I wanted to do the Traineeship to get some recent and relevant work experience and to also get a qualification. I decided to enrol at City of Westminster College for the course because is it known for being a very good course and it is rare to find a College which does the course. Everyone that I worked with at the College while doing this course have been very professional - they know how to teach properly and they are always there to help me when I need it.”

Lyall Russell

Traineeships are new, exciting, flexible programmes designed to support you in developing skills that will enable you to take their first steps into employment. A Traineeship combines work experience and pre-employment training to help you successfully find a job or Apprenticeship.

A Traineeship is right for you if you are unemployed and have little or no work experience but are motivated and want to find a full-time job or apprenticeship, then our new traineeship programme could be for you.

You will get:

  • Help finding appropriate work experience with a vetted employer in the sector you want to work in
  • Support with work preparation including interview skills, CV writing, job applications and mock interviews with companies such as Lloyds, Marks & Spencer, British Land Lease to new but a few
  • Preparation to be an Apprentice and be work ready
  • English and maths training - if you don't have a GCSE grade C or above in these already
  • Work-specific skills development and activities across a range of sectors including construction, retail, hospitality, IT, hairdressing, health and social care, childcare and business
  • A guaranteed interview with an employer if a job role becomes available, or a reference and exit interview to give you guidance - this will help you with your future job applications and interviews
  • Support and mentoring

We will do all that we can to support you to find a job or Apprenticeship training. Alternatively you may wish to progress onto a full-time College course either here at City of Westminster College or elsewhere to further develop your knowledge and skills.

You can join the programme if you are aged 16-24 and don't already have any A-levels or equivalent (16-18 year olds), or any full Level 2 qualifications (19-24 year olds).