Turning your hand to a Traineeship!

As A-level top grades soar to 44% in record-breaking year, and GCSE top grades continue to rise at 30%, we look back to the day we walked in nervously to collect our results! Reminiscing on the past is important because it enables us to see just how far we’ve come. But what if you’re still not sure you’re where you want to be?

If you find yourself in a place in your life where you’re still navigating career waters, trying to find what’s right for you but struggling to gain traction and feeling somewhat dissatisfied as a result, then we say HOLD UP! Try a traineeship!

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships give young people aged between 19 – 24 years a great start to their career and allow them to gain the essential skills that employers are looking for before going on to an apprenticeship or employment.

Funded by the Government, traineeship programmes are the perfect blend of work experience and study, enabling you get a real insight into the workplace whilst also developing your employability skills, such as CV writing, interview preparation, improving your English, Maths and digital skills along with acquiring sector-based qualifications. 

Traineeships are well balanced, fun and above all, they deliver! 

Last year, 75% of learners moved on to work or further study within a year of completing their traineeship programme.

The benefits of traineeships can be felt by businesses too! Forming as the beginning of a company’s talent pipeline​ and recruitment journey, traineeships help to increase capacity and productivity,​ enabling employers to get to know and work with individuals prior to recruiting them as apprentices or full-time staff.​

Employers who make new work placement opportunities available can receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner for up to 10 learners. This means businesses will be helping to tackle youth unemployment and support economic recovery while developing their own talented workforce. It’s the ultimate win-win!

How do I get started with a Traineeship?

At Geon we are committed to bringing learners and employers together through exciting opportunities like traineeships. Working with some of the best employers in the North, we have developed a range of impressive Traineeship programmes in a number of occupations and sectors, ready and waiting for you to get your teeth stuck into!

Most recently, we launched our new BUILD UP construction and BUILD UP automotive traineeship programmes. Why not take a look!

Nadia Scott, MD at Geon Training Solutions comments:

“At Geon, we are firm believers that young people should not defined by what currently sits on their CV or grade papers, but only their eagerness to learn and succeed. Our message to all school leavers is simple: if you want it, we’ll help you get there! There’s no yellow brick road. If anything, we’ll be your bend in the road, encouraging you to “do you” and to find what’s right. Our first cohort of the BUILD UP construction programme are already half way through the programme and loving every second. Watching them BUILD UP their confidence and discover the endless possibilities in construction has been a true highlight.”

To find out more about our ever-growing range of Traineeship programmes or just to get some careers advice, please drop us a message! We’d love to point you in the right direction.

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