Apprenticeships are key to growing a skilled and competitive workforce that meets the needs of employers and drives business growth. They are real jobs with training, ranging from Intermediate – Degree Level. Through their apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career.
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Traineeships are designed to help young people gain the skills and experience they need to get an apprenticeship or a job. They are available for 16 – 24 year olds through a work placement.
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T Levels are brand new, two-year courses designed with employers. As the next step after GCSEs, they combine classroom theory, practical learning and a three-month industry placement to give young people the technical skills, knowledge and experience needed to get a job in a skilled profession.
Industry placements give employers an early sight of the new talent coming into your industry. They can help you with recruitment, improve innovation, and increase your organisation’s productivity. They also have important social benefits.
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The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
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The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. Employers can support the programme by providing a work placement from 6 weeks – 6 months.
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