"The traineeship allowed the employer to see me, rather than just my CV" - Lewis Broom.

A traineeship is a course designed for people between the ages of 16 and 24 who want to find a job or apprenticeship but don’t have the right skills or experience. We currently offer traineeships across Bristol, Weston and Somerset. 

Why choose a Traineeship?

  • High-quality work placement
  • Industry experience
  • Flexibility to suit your needs
  • No cost to you
  • Confidence building
  • Gain transferable skills
  • Route into employment.


Read Chloe’s story

“The traineeship offers you such varied skills, which you can take forward into future jobs – I cannot speak highly enough of the support I received.”

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Contact us

For more information contact the Traineeship team

01934 411 594

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What's next?

1You will either be referred to us, or you can apply for a traineeship on  

2Your first step with the College, is an initial interview with our Recruitment Advisor

3You will then meet the Alternative Education team, who will run an in-depth Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) session, to find the best route for you

4If you’re not ready for the traineeship course, you will get 1:1 support or start a short employability course ahead of a traineeship

5First 5 weeks of the traineeship course involves employability training and digital skills. You’ll study topics such as:
- Motivation, mind-set and target setting
- Projects and presentations
- Awareness of equality and diversity, prevent initiative and safeguarding
- Professional applications: CV, cover letters, interviews

6During your course, you will also study functional skills, or GCSE English and maths – depending on what is needed

7On the sixth week of the course, you will start a work placement and be supported by a workplace assessor

8You will then come into College one day per week for tutorials, English and maths.

Industries we offer traineeships in

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Business Administration

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Customer Service

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Health and Social Care

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Maintenance Ops

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What our students say

“The academic environment wasn’t for me. I enjoy working with materials and making something I can be proud of.”

Next Step- Lewis has gained an apprenticeship at GKN following a successful traineeship, and aims to be the best in his chosen field.

Lewis Broom- GKN Aerospace

“I would highly recommend traineeships to anyone who is unsure what to do in the coming years as it is extremely helpful. I always felt that I had outstanding help from the traineeship team when I needed it. They made it enjoyable for us to be around.”

Next Step- Kayleigh has progressed onto the level 2 apprenticeship in childcare, which shows the opportunities available through traineeships.

Kayleigh Cummings- Rydal Day Nursery

“The traineeship has helped me to gain confidence in myself and also taught me skills that have really helped me in the work place.”

Next Step- Emily has successfully gained an apprenticeship, she is seeking to gain more experience and qualifications.

Emily Nutt- EveryStep Financial

“I would recommend the traineeship to others as it has improved my employability skills and found me a great placement.”

Next Step- Jake is progressing onto an apprenticeship, and is aiming to progress within the company.

Jake Bradbury- PHC Parts

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