Everything you need to know about our My Traineeship programme

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Who is My Traineeship for?

My Traineeship is aimed at Salford residents aged between 16 and 24 that are currently not in work or education; are focused on work or the prospect of it; and have not yet achieved a level 3 qualification.

My Traineeship is designed to help young people gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to get an apprenticeship or job. They are targeted at young people who are close to being work ready but need a little more help and support.

As well as My Traineeship, we also have a work experience programme. Find out more about this. 

What does My Traineeship offer?

By attending this programme, we aim for young people to gain the necessary skills to move into paid work or an apprenticeship.

My Traineeship consists of:

  • Each programme will run approximately for 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Attending classroom based session two days a week from 9.30am to 3.30pm to develop employability and functional skills, where required.
  • A work experience placement - two days a week; start and end time to be stipulated by host work experience manager.
  • A two week work based project. 
  • Candidates not currently claiming benefits will be able to access a training allowance of up to £40 per week; in addition to the 16 to 19 bursary where eligible (subject to satisfactory attendance).
  • Whilst on this programme; you may be entitled to receive four bus passes per week; only if you live approx one mile away from the Beacon Centre, and/or your placement is one mile away from your home address. You also have the chance to receive up to £100 in LOVE2SHOP vouchers; this is based on a 95% attendance.
  • If you are claiming any out-of-work benefit, eg Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, or Income Support and are offered a traineeship you are advised to inform your Jobcentre Plus adviser to check if your benefits will be affected should you undertake a traineeship.
  • Breakfast (if you arrive early enough) and free lunch.

What skills could you gain from attending My Traineeship?

My Traineeship will give you a chance to:

  • Gain valuable work experience with a professional reference
  • Gain an Employability Skills award
  • Improve your English, Maths and IT skills
  • Gain health and safety knowledge
  • Gain vocational knowledge and qualifications:
    • Administration
    • Customer service
    • Horticulture
    • Food hygiene
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learn British values

Provide awareness training in:

  • Drugs and alcohol 
  • Debt and money advice
  • Welfare rights
  • Credit union
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Job search techniques
  • First aid (North West Ambulance)

What work experience placements are available?

Salford Futures has many different work experience placements available in areas including catering, administration and childcare. For more information, please take a look at our work experience placements booklet at the bottom of this page. 

Please note a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may have to be carried out depending on the nature of the job.

Where are the two days classroom-based sessions based?

My Traineeship is held at the Beacon Centre. The full address is:

8A London Street
M6 6QT 

The Beacon Centre is easy to get to by bus as it is on route to Manchester. It has a café, with reasonably priced food, snacks, drinks and pool table.

When is My Traineeship taking place?

Salford Futures runs two traineeship programmes each year, normally in September and January.

What happens after My Traineeship has finished?

Once you finish the traineeship and you are still looking for employment, we will support you by:

  • Referring you to Salford Employ
  • Referring you to other employers
  • Sending you job and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Helping you prepare for interviews

Young people who have completed the traineeship will be given priority for apprenticeship vacancies offered by the council.

What to do next?

If you're interested in applying for My Traineeship, please complete our online form.

Apply now

However, if you have a few more questions and would like to be sent more information, please email Salford Futures

If you're unsure whether a traineeship is right for you; please see our feedback from people that have successfully attended My Traineeship.

Feedback on My Traineeship.

If you're a student either from a school, college or university, and are looking for a short term work experience placement as part of your studies, please contact human resources on 0161 686 5483.

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This page was last updated on 11 March 2022

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