Billie-Jo Grier (photographed far left on a CWT induction day) joined CWT Chamber Training in 2013 on the Traineeship programme, a new initiative which has provided her and many other learners with a fantastic springboard to progress into a range of exciting career opportunities.
Traineeships are a new programme for young people aged 16-24 seeking an Apprenticeship. Traineeships give young people the chance to develop employability skills in a vocational context, and gain a better chance of securing an Apprenticeship by beating off the fierce competition.
As part of the Traineeship programme, Billie-Jo went out on work placement at I Can Day Nurseries and secured an Apprenticeship within just 6 weeks. An amazing achievement in today’s world!
The new Traineeship programme gives young people throughout Coventry & Warwickshire the chance to try out job taster activity sessions and consider their career goals and aspirations. The young people are guided through common employer expectations and undertake various team building activities with the CWT training team.
Billie-Jo’s Traineeship group was also given an insight into the real working world from a leading local employer. CWT Chamber Training aim to deliver the richest possible learning experience for learners, one way this is achieved is by working in partnership with local companies, utilising expert guest speakers in our classroom sessions.
Anita Tomsett, Sector Specialist Lead at CWT Chamber Training said “Programmes such as Traineeships give our young people that vital boost, bridging the gap between education and employment.”
“The groups are supported by experienced CWT staff who make the learning experience fun, engaging and relevant. Training advisers are always on hand to support learners, ensuring career aspirations are recognised and learners are put on the right path to a successful career.”
Traineeships offer a range of exciting progression opportunities including moving onto an Apprenticeship at Level 2 (like in Billie-Jo’s case), an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 and even into Higher Education thereafter.
For more information about how Traineeships can benefit you and your business speak to CWT Chamber Training’s Recruitment Ream on 024 7623 2211 today.