An online traineeship programme in Buckinghamshire is helping prepare young people find work despite the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Bucks Inspired Traineeship, which is now in its sixth iteration, is delivered by Buckinghamshire Council’s Family Support Service and Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.
The free programme, which lasts for twelve weeks, aims to support young people who are not in work or education to find a job or an apprenticeship in their area of interest by developing their skills and offering them valuable work experience placements.
Due to lockdown restrictions work experience placements have unfortunately not been possible, however the thirteen young people who are currently on the course have continued to work online towards their Level 1 Employability Skills qualification so they can continue to benefit from:
- Employability skills workshops
- English and Maths support
- Individual support from a youth worker
On-line learning has been used for the three above aspects of the course through whole group sessions, team activities, self-directed tasks and one to one weekly support from learning support specialists and youth workers.
Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘It’s fantastic that we are still able to offer valuable skills support, despite the lockdown restrictions.
The Bucks Inspired Traineeship gives young people a great opportunity to find the job or apprenticeship that they’re aiming for and the programme is a really important part of our wider efforts to help all young people in Buckinghamshire to reach their potential.‘
Further information about the Bucks Inspired Traineeship and details on how to apply can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website at https://jobs.buckscc.gov.uk/job-areas/traineeships/.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.