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Traineeships and Skills for Employment

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.

Journey to Work (Virtual Online Training) | Step into Care (Ipswich) | Step into Engineering (Thetford)

  • Virtual Journey to Work (Online Training)

    Are you looking for employment? Thinking about a career change? Do you want to develop confidence and ambition? Journey to work is a two-week intensive virtual training programme. You will work with specialist practitioners to develop or expand upon skills for employment while building confidence, resilience and developing thoughtful and desirable mind-sets. Virtual Journey to Work has spaces available now.

    Start dates (online):

    • Monday 6 July 2020
    • Monday 20 July 2020

    From this course you will gain:

    • Personalised targets & Support
    • Specific industry-based employment skills and advice
    • Understanding of transferable skills
    • Build character strengths
    • Build teamwork skills
    • Develop leadership qualities
    • Build confidence
    • Understanding of how to develop and sustain motivation
    • Develop a growth mind-set

    For more details, contact:

    Lana Brand, Skills for Employment Programme Lead, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Register your interest

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    • Virtual Journey to Work (Online Training)

      Are you looking for employment? Thinking about a career change? Do you want to develop confidence and ambition? Journey to work is a two-week intensive virtual training programme. You will work with specialist practitioners to develop or expand upon skills for employment while building confidence, resilience and developing thoughtful and desirable mind-sets. Virtual Journey to Work has spaces available now.

      Start dates (online):

      • Monday 6 July 2020
      • Monday 20 July 2020

      From this course you will gain:

      • Personalised targets & Support
      • Specific industry-based employment skills and advice
      • Understanding of transferable skills
      • Build character strengths
      • Build teamwork skills
      • Develop leadership qualities
      • Build confidence
      • Understanding of how to develop and sustain motivation
      • Develop a growth mind-set

      For more details, contact:

      Lana Brand, Skills for Employment Programme Lead, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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      • Virtual Journey to Work (Online Training)

        Are you looking for employment? Thinking about a career change? Do you want to develop confidence and ambition? Journey to work is a two-week intensive virtual training programme. You will work with specialist practitioners to develop or expand upon skills for employment while building confidence, resilience and developing thoughtful and desirable mind-sets. Virtual Journey to Work has spaces available now.

        Start dates (online):

        • Monday 6 July 2020
        • Monday 20 July 2020

        From this course you will gain:

        • Personalised targets & Support
        • Specific industry-based employment skills and advice
        • Understanding of transferable skills
        • Build character strengths
        • Build teamwork skills
        • Develop leadership qualities
        • Build confidence
        • Understanding of how to develop and sustain motivation
        • Develop a growth mind-set

        For more details, contact:

        Lana Brand, Skills for Employment Programme Lead, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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        • Virtual Journey to Work (Online Training)

          Are you looking for employment? Thinking about a career change? Do you want to develop confidence and ambition? Journey to work is a two-week intensive virtual training programme. You will work with specialist practitioners to develop or expand upon skills for employment while building confidence, resilience and developing thoughtful and desirable mind-sets. Virtual Journey to Work has spaces available now.

          Start dates (online):

          • Monday 6 July 2020
          • Monday 20 July 2020

          From this course you will gain:

          • Personalised targets & Support
          • Specific industry-based employment skills and advice
          • Understanding of transferable skills
          • Build character strengths
          • Build teamwork skills
          • Develop leadership qualities
          • Build confidence
          • Understanding of how to develop and sustain motivation
          • Develop a growth mind-set

          For more details, contact:

          Lana Brand, Skills for Employment Programme Lead, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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        • Step into Childcare (Haverhill)

          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 20 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.

          What's involved?

          Programme to run in total for 20 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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        • Step into Care (Ipswich)

          The Step into Care traineeship programme is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in the care sector. 

          A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of students, aged 16 to 24 and prepares you for future careers by helping you to become work ready.

          By completing a Step into Care Traineeship, you will gain:

          • Level 1 award in Preparing to work in Social Care
          • Certificate in Care knowledge
          • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
          • A guaranteed reference from your placement
          • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
          • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

          To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

          What's involved?

          Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in social care, certificate in care knowledge, an eight week work placement, employability skills, plus maths and English skills. 

          When and where is it?

          Ipswich
          Induction: A day and at a time to suit you. 
          Start Date: TBC.

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        • Step into Engineering (Thetford)

          step into engineering

          Do you have an interest in working in the engineering sector but are not sure how to get started? Then maybe a Traineeship is for you!

          A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people, aged 16 to 24 and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become work ready.

          • A Level 1 award in engineering
          • Hands on workshop experience
          • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
          • A guaranteed reference from your placement
          • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
          • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

          Step into Engineering has spaces available now | Starting 20 April 2020 in Thetford.

          To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

          What's involved?

          Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in engineering, hands on workshop experience, an eight week work placement (240 hours), employability skills, a guaranteed reference from your placement, plus maths and English skills. 

          When and where is it?

          West Suffolk College in Thetford
          Induction: TBC
          Start Date: TBC, Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm). 

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      • Step into Childcare (Haverhill)

        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 20 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.

        What's involved?

        Programme to run in total for 20 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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      • Step into Care (Ipswich)

        The Step into Care traineeship programme is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in the care sector. 

        A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of students, aged 16 to 24 and prepares you for future careers by helping you to become work ready.

        By completing a Step into Care Traineeship, you will gain:

        • Level 1 award in Preparing to work in Social Care
        • Certificate in Care knowledge
        • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
        • A guaranteed reference from your placement
        • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
        • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

        To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

        What's involved?

        Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in social care, certificate in care knowledge, an eight week work placement, employability skills, plus maths and English skills. 

        When and where is it?

        Ipswich
        Induction: A day and at a time to suit you. 
        Start Date: TBC.

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      • Step into Engineering (Thetford)

        step into engineering

        Do you have an interest in working in the engineering sector but are not sure how to get started? Then maybe a Traineeship is for you!

        A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people, aged 16 to 24 and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become work ready.

        • A Level 1 award in engineering
        • Hands on workshop experience
        • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
        • A guaranteed reference from your placement
        • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
        • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

        Step into Engineering has spaces available now | Starting 20 April 2020 in Thetford.

        To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

        What's involved?

        Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in engineering, hands on workshop experience, an eight week work placement (240 hours), employability skills, a guaranteed reference from your placement, plus maths and English skills. 

        When and where is it?

        West Suffolk College in Thetford
        Induction: TBC
        Start Date: TBC, Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm). 

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    • Step into Childcare (Haverhill)

      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 20 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.

      What's involved?

      Programme to run in total for 20 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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    • Step into Care (Ipswich)

      The Step into Care traineeship programme is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in the care sector. 

      A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of students, aged 16 to 24 and prepares you for future careers by helping you to become work ready.

      By completing a Step into Care Traineeship, you will gain:

      • Level 1 award in Preparing to work in Social Care
      • Certificate in Care knowledge
      • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
      • A guaranteed reference from your placement
      • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
      • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

      To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

      What's involved?

      Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in social care, certificate in care knowledge, an eight week work placement, employability skills, plus maths and English skills. 

      When and where is it?

      Ipswich
      Induction: A day and at a time to suit you. 
      Start Date: TBC.

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    • Step into Engineering (Thetford)

      step into engineering

      Do you have an interest in working in the engineering sector but are not sure how to get started? Then maybe a Traineeship is for you!

      A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people, aged 16 to 24 and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become work ready.

      • A Level 1 award in engineering
      • Hands on workshop experience
      • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
      • A guaranteed reference from your placement
      • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
      • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

      Step into Engineering has spaces available now | Starting 20 April 2020 in Thetford.

      To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

      What's involved?

      Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in engineering, hands on workshop experience, an eight week work placement (240 hours), employability skills, a guaranteed reference from your placement, plus maths and English skills. 

      When and where is it?

      West Suffolk College in Thetford
      Induction: TBC
      Start Date: TBC, Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm). 

      {rsform 51}

      {loadposition traineeshipsaccordian}

  • Step into Childcare (Haverhill)

    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 20 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.

    What's involved?

    Programme to run in total for 20 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

    Register your interest

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    Please enter a valid email address
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  • Step into Care (Ipswich)

    The Step into Care traineeship programme is the ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in the care sector. 

    A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of students, aged 16 to 24 and prepares you for future careers by helping you to become work ready.

    By completing a Step into Care Traineeship, you will gain:

    • Level 1 award in Preparing to work in Social Care
    • Certificate in Care knowledge
    • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
    • A guaranteed reference from your placement
    • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
    • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

    To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

    What's involved?

    Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in social care, certificate in care knowledge, an eight week work placement, employability skills, plus maths and English skills. 

    When and where is it?

    Ipswich
    Induction: A day and at a time to suit you. 
    Start Date: TBC.

    Register your interest

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    Please enter a valid email address
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  • Step into Engineering (Thetford)

    step into engineering

    Do you have an interest in working in the engineering sector but are not sure how to get started? Then maybe a Traineeship is for you!

    A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people, aged 16 to 24 and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become work ready.

    • A Level 1 award in engineering
    • Hands on workshop experience
    • An 8-week work placement (240 hours)
    • A guaranteed reference from your placement
    • Up to Level 2 functional skills Maths & English Qualification
    • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

    Step into Engineering has spaces available now | Starting 20 April 2020 in Thetford.

    To register your interest and book a space on the induction session at a time and day convenient for you, please complete the below form.

    What's involved?

    Programme to run for 15 weeks, covering subjects such as preparing to work in engineering, hands on workshop experience, an eight week work placement (240 hours), employability skills, a guaranteed reference from your placement, plus maths and English skills. 

    When and where is it?

    West Suffolk College in Thetford
    Induction: TBC
    Start Date: TBC, Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm). 

    Register your interest

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    Please enter a valid email address
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