If you are 16 – 18 years old, want to start an Apprenticeship but don’t feel that you are quite ready for the world of work, a Traineeship with The Skills Company may be just what you are looking for! A Traineeship lasts from six weeks to six months and involves a combination of work preparation training and a work experience placement. It is an ideal option for anyone wanting to improve their confidence or skills before committing to a full Apprenticeship. Whilst on a traineeship, you can do your GCSE English and Maths, if needed.

All of our Traineeships are undertaken at local training centres, located throughout Greater Manchester, including:

  •          Stockport
  •          Tameside
  •          Harpurhey
  •          Longsight
  •          Salford
  •          Wigan
  •          Rochdale
  •          St. Helens

 We offer Traineeships in the following areas:

  •          Animal Care
  •          Automotive
  •          Business Administration
  •          Childcare
  •          Customer Service
  •          Hairdressing and Barbering
  •          Health and Social Care
  •          Hospitality
  •          IT
  •          Manufacturing
  •          Marketing
  •          Retail

 During your Traineeship you will receive a weekly training allowance of up to £40 per week and may also be eligible for additional money to cover food and travel costs. You will also get help and advice on CV writing and interview skills, as well as a guaranteed job interview at the end of your Traineeship.

If you are ready to begin a full-time role straight away, then an Apprenticeship may be more suited to your needs.  An Apprenticeship is a job with training, giving you the chance to earn while you learn. You will learn vital skills needed in your chosen career, as well as gaining real workplace experience.

We are the largest provider of Apprenticeships in Greater Manchester and typically have over 250 Apprenticeship vacancies available at any one time at a range of levels: intermediate, advanced and higher. The level of Apprenticeship will depend on your current qualifications and the job role you are applying for but all Apprenticeships involve working at least 30 hours per week and last for at least one year.

Your paid working hours include time for attending one of our centres one day a week or being assessed in the workplace. We also offer more flexible training methods such as e-learning and block release.

We offer lots of Apprenticeships in the following areas: 

  •          Accountancy
  •          Automotive
  •          Business
  •          Childcare
  •          Construction
  •          Engineering
  •          Financial Services
  •          Hairdressing
  •          Health and Social Care
  •          Human Resources
  •          IT & Web Development
  •          Marketing
  •          Manufacturing

If you are interested in an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, give our recruitment team a call on: 0161 233 2656 or email: recruitment@theskillsco.com and we will be able to talk to you in more detail about what might be right for you!