Traineeships are an opportunity for young people and employers to undertake and offer high quality work experience, together with training in employability skills and maths and English qualifications.
Runway Training provide traineeships to young people to help them gain sustainable employment and skills and to help businesses find suitable employees.
Traineeships are a scheme funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Traineeships aim to help young people find work by offering 16-24 year olds in England work experience and training.
Employers such as HSBC, BT, General Motors and Virgin Media are amongst the bigger companies which offer work placements but it is open to any business of any size.
Runway Training will provide:
- High quality work placements
- Level 2 Award in Employability Skills
- Master classes in CV writing and interview practice
- Effective training in small focussed groups, leading to a recognised qualification in maths and English (for those who do not already hold at least a Level 2 qualification)
- Trainees will complete 2 days of work experience each week and 1 day of training
The scheme was launched in August 2013 following complaints from business leaders about a skills deficit amongst young people. The scheme provides young people with real job experience as well as the support and training, including Functional and Employability Skills.
Furthermore the scheme helps to bring out the talents of our young people and enables employers to seek out high quality apprentices, in turn enabling them to create more competitive and sought-after apprenticeship opportunities in the future.