Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers look for. If you have been unsuccessful applying for Apprenticeships due to lack of skills and experience then you might be a good candidate for a traineeship.

A Traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience. 

Myerscough College offers a Traineeship Programme to develop the necessary skills for moving into an Apprenticeship or other education,employment or training opportunity across our range of specialist sectors. Our Traineeships last anything from six weeks to six months maximum with the content tailored to your individual needs. You could be suitable for a Traineeship if you are aged 16-24 years, unemployed (or work less than 16 hours per week), have little work experience and are qualified below Level 3.

Why study a Traineeship?
• Work preparation training which ensures you are ready and have the confidence to take the first step in your career, such as an Apprenticeship.
• English and maths support to help give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace.
• A meaningful work experience placement which provides insight and experience of the world of work.

Work placements are available across the job sector, including: horticulture, business administration, customer service, hospitality and catering, child care and much, much more.

For more information about Traineeships, please email Employer Services or call us on 01995 642255

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Moving On Programme

About the course

Moving On aims to improve the skills of young people so that local businesses can operate successfully and grow in Lancashire.  Young people are trained in the skills needed to be productive in the workplace and you can work with the training network to develop young people for your workforce through work placements and progression into traineeships and apprenticeships.

The project aims to provide personalised and flexible packages of support appropriate to individual young people’s needs and aspirations that are informed by the opportunities available in the local labour market.  This will include vocational and employability skills training as well as bespoke pre-employment or pre-apprenticeship training packages designed in response to employers’ recruitment needs.  The aim is to support young people to progress into employment, apprenticeships or further training.


Myerscough College, Preston Campus

Programme Structure

There are no mandatory elements to the Moving on programme and delivery can be regulated qualifications or non-regulated learning (job coaching). Following an interview with the Project Manager a bespoke programme is usually developed and can include English, maths, work preparation, a work placement and job coaching.

Key information

Location: Myerscough College (Preston). Various schools in Lancashire

Course Length: Bespoke programmes available

Start Date: September & February

Entry Requirements & Additional Information

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be 15 – 18 years or 19 – 24 with an EHCP. All applicants must be unemployed.

Progression: Successful completion of the NEET programme will provide opportunities to progress onto a Traineeship, Further Education or Employment.

Careers: Myerscough College provides training for a wide variety of Apprenticeships in industries such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture, Business Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Construction and Engineering, Floristry, Horticulture, Local Environmental Services, Sportsturf and Sustainable Resource Management, along with a range of other land-based occupations.

 The Moving on Programme is a flexible education and training programme for young people who are either Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) or ‘At Risk’ of becoming Not in Education Employment or Training.

Myerscough College offers a NEET Programme to develop the necessary skills for moving into a Traineeship or other education, employment or training opportunity across our range of specialist sectors. Our programmes last anything from six weeks to an academic year with the content tailored to your individual needs.

For more information about the Moving On Programme please email  or call us on 01995 642255

Further Information:

Moving On is a significant European Social Funded project that is being delivered by the Lancashire Skills and Employment Executive Partnership (LESEP), a consortium of local colleges and training providers, with a number of additional delivery partners.

The programme aims to support the Government’s ambition to increase the number of Apprenticeship starts to three million by 2020.