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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.

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 from 15th January – 1st February, and work experience due to take place Monday-Thursday from 4th February

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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