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Traineeships

You have to want to change things for change to happen. It’s not a big commitment, but this is a real opportunity for you and for employers to discover what you’re capable of doing – and it could lead you just where you’d like to be.

The Access to Apprenticeships training programme is a short, taster course that will introduce to you work and reintroduce you to study in an easy way, helping uncover new possibilities.

The course lasts six months, split between work placement and college time supporting your work and your development – helping you prepare for a full time job, further education or an apprenticeship. While there’s no guarantee of a job at the end for the programme, you will get a reference from your work placement, all the support you need to build up your CV, a Level 1 employability qualification, support with English and maths, and a whole lot of useful experience to demonstrate your capability.

Most people who take the traineeship programme go on to take an apprenticeship, to do a full time course, or go straight into work. To take a Traineeship, you must not be in a job and have little or no work experience, but want to find work. Traineeships start throughout the year. We’ll help you find the right employer for the work placement through many established relationships with firms in the region.

  • Step into Childcare

    Childcare Traineeship (Step into Childcare)

    The Step in Childcare traineeship programme is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in a nursery or pre-school to gain valuable qualifications and work experience. Students will achieve certificates in Paediatric First Aid, Food safety in catering and complete an introduction to early years course alongside the chance to do two days per week work trials within a local nursery or playgroup. 

    The course lasts for approximately 10 weeks and students will also gain maths and English qualifications if they do not already have them. The aim of this course is to help students make the move in to either paid employment or a full apprenticeship and students will be supported throughout  by our experienced team.

    To register your interest and book a space on the induction session please complete the below form.

    When does it start?

    Monday 29th April (9am to 4pm). Induction is 9am on Wednesday 23rd April 2019

    What's involved?

    Programme to run in total for 10 weeks, covering subjects such as Introduction to Early Years, food safety in catering, paediatric first aid, plus maths and English skills. 

    Where is it?

    Haverhill Learning Centre, Park Road, Haverhill, CB9 7YD

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  • Traineeship opportunity at Ichiban

    Traineeship opportunity at Ichiban

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    In partnership with Ichiban, West Suffolk College is delighted to be offering the opportunity to train and work at Ichiban who are located in Stowmarket. This will involve learning employability skills, food hygiene skills, maths and English. There will also be the opportunity to experience 8 weeks work experience within the company. Ichiban UK is a privately owned sushi manufacturer producing own label and branded sushi for the UK market. We have been the UK’s largest sushi producer for over a decade and moved to our current site in Earl Stonham, Suffolk in 2007. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week we are a well equipped and heavily invested site that specialises in the art of making sushi.

    What's involved?

    Programme to run in total for 8 weeks, with classroom-based work

    You will also have the opportunity to take your maths and English qualifications on Fridays starting on 8th February.

    • NCFE Award in Employability (Resilience, Working in a Team, Customer Service, Dealing with Problems etc.)

    • Food Hygiene Level 2 Award including Allergies

    • English and Maths

    Those suitable will be offered an Apprenticeship / Employment.

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