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If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and you’re considering your next steps, Opportunity North Somerset is an excellent place to start. With our support, you can discover exciting courses to help build up your skills. Work Experience and Traineeship placements to give you a taste of what kinds of jobs are available, as well as apprenticeship support if you’d like to combine learning with real experience.

 

You Can Get Help With:

  • Outlining a pathway to your chosen career

  • C.V. and interview training

  • Employment and career coaching

  • Entry level and sector specific training courses

  • Assistance with finding the right work experience/placement for you with traineeships

  • Guidance on selecting an appropriate apprenticeship from the wide range of options and pairing it with a local employer

 

 

 

 

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Staying in Education after year 11

Until your 18th birthday, you are required to stay in either education, training, or employment with accredited training. However, there are options available for how to manage your progression.

As well as traineeship and apprenticeship pathways, you can choose to remain in full-time education, working toward your qualification or even take up part-time education or training while working or volunteering for 20 hours a week.

 

  • 1:1 support to find employment or appropriate college courses, such as GCSEs, A-Levels or T-Levels is available.

Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Work Experience

Traineeships – What is a traineeship?

Traineeships are courses that range from 6 weeks to 1 year for people between the ages of 16-24 and are ideal for those looking to build up their skills and experience before finding work or an apprenticeship placement. Traineeships offer the opportunity to gain professional experience through employability training and digital skills as well as sample a new role.

Find out more by getting in touch with us directly or visiting – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships–2

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Apprenticeships – What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are paid, work-based learning programmes that combine real work experience with on-the-job training. With an apprenticeship you can earn a wage, gain skills, and achieve a nationally-recognised qualification. There are a wide variety of apprenticeship options available from animal care and accounts to marketing and software development and has become an exciting option for those wishing to continue their studies while gaining real experience from their chosen industry.

Find out more by getting in touch with us directly or visiting – https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

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Work Experience – What is work experience?

Work experience can be a valuable opportunity to demonstrate to an employer what skills you have or, they could support you to gain the skills you need, help to build your confidence, and help you to develop an understanding of what employers are looking for.

It’s a great opportunity for you to try a different industry or job role and will make a great addition to your CV, you could even get offered a job! A Wellbeing & Work Coach could also provide you with 1-2-1 support to help you through your work experience journey (subject to eligibility).

For more information contact Opportunity North Somerset, email SkillsSupport@n-somerset.gov.uk, or call 07990 805512

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Opportunity North Somerset offers a tailored service for anyone looking for support.

If you are interested in any of the featured services, please get in touch directly.

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