"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 an apprenticeship but don’t have the right skills or experience. They can last up to 6 months and are tailored to suit your individual need, for example when you secure an Apprenticeship you transfer straight to it rather than waiting for the traineeship to finish.

You don’t need prior experience or qualifications. Traineeships are for people who want to learn on-the-job and open the door to new employment and training opportunities. 

You’ll gain a high-quality work placement. As a trainee, you'll work in one of our partner businesses for three days a week after your work preparation in College taught by the College's traineeship team. You'll receive support from a team of tutors and specialists who will help tailor the course to your individual needs. During your work placement you will return to College on day release in order for us to prepare your next steps.

You’ll be better prepared to enter the workplace. Traineeships will help improve your confidence, help you apply for jobs, teach you transferable skills such as teambuilding, and provide you with work experience. They also will give you support and guidance to enable your smooth transition into the workplace.

It’s a great way to get into an industry. By the time you leave your traineeship you can expect to have improved your CV significantly with relevant work experience, have increased confidence and a clear idea of where you are going.

Traineeships are based around you. They are flexible courses which can be tailored to suit your learning style. You’ll have the opportunity to access support from tutors and specialists, and (if needed) we’ll help you improve your English and maths skills to the standard that most employers look for.

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Traineeships are fully funded by the government. This means that you won’t have to pay to become a trainee and, depending on your circumstances, you might be able to access financial support from the College or the Jobcentre. 

Plus, as a student of Weston College, you’ll benefit from our fantastic success rates and our expert teaching.

At the end of the traineeship you’ll get the chance to have a mock interview with your employer and get feedback on your performance and progress. If you decide you’d like to continue onto an apprenticeship, we’ll offer you advice and guidance to help get this process started.

For more information contact the Traineeship team on 01934 411 594

There's still time to apply (even though term's started!)

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

Industries we offer traineeships in


Teaching Assistant

Business Administration


Customer Service



Health and Social Care




Maintenance Ops



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