The Traineeship is a course which will help if you are having difficulty finding work. It may be that you have little or no work experience. Your recent qualifications may have been a disappointment, or you may not have a great deal of confidence. Whatever the reason, the Traineeship will provide you with the opportunity to improve your chances of getting the job you are looking for.

The programme is sixteen weeks long with the majority of the time spent on work experience with an employer. In addition to this, you will also attend weekly training sessions, which will enable you to improve your knowledge and skills away from the workplace and give you additional help with English and Maths (if you need it).

You will be paid £50 on a weekly basis (£800 total for the duration of the programme).

At the end of the Traineeship, it is hoped that the experience you have gained and the new skills learnt will enable you to move into a job either with your placement provider, or another employer. If this is the case, you may well want to progress on to the Apprenticeship and develop your career through one of the country’s most successful programmes.

The Traineeship is a relatively new programme which has proved to be very successful in helping young people to gain employment and in doing so, open the door to the Apprenticeship and a clear career path. If you feel that you may need some more support to help you achieve your aims, the Traineeship may well be the programme for you.

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To all our apprentices, trainees, employers and stakeholders. We hope you are well and keeping safe in these most difficult times. We just wanted to remind you that McArthur Dean’s staff will continue to work hard from home to help and support you as much as we possibly can and deliver the service you have become accustomed to.

We will, of course, update you on a regular basis. However, if you need further information please feel free to contact us on 01482 210093 or email us at and one of our staff will be happy to help. Please be assured that we are always there to help you…