Traineeship Programme

About the course

This programme is an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to work but lack the skills, experience and qualifications that employers are looking for. It will prepare Trainees to take the first step in their career, such as an Apprenticeship, by providing work training and English and Maths qualifications (delivered at the college), along with an invaluable work experience placement with an employer from an industry of the Trainee's choice. Please note that the work experience placement is unpaid, however employers are encouraged to support expenses such as transport and lunch. A means tested bursary is also available to cover the cost of buses to and from the college.


Employer’s workplace and Myerscough College

Programme Structure

Work Experience

· A placement with a reputable employer in an industry of the Trainee’s choice

· Constructive feedback from the employer about the Trainee’s performance

· Employment reference for the Trainee at the end of the placement

English and Maths Skills

· Functional Skills English Level 1

· Functional Skills Maths Level 1

Work Preparation Training

· CV building

· Interview preparation

Course modules

Functional Skills

Level 1 Mathematics

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 16-24 years, unemployed (or working less than 16 hours per week) and have little work experience. Those aged 16-18 inclusive must be qualified below level 3 and those aged 19-24 inclusive must be qualified below full level 2 (5 GCSE’s A*-C).


Successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship Traineeship programme will provide opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto an Intermediate Apprenticeship.


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.

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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