Tresham College’s first group of students to complete its Traineeship programme have recently celebrated their achievements and completing the 13 week course to support young people in to employment.
Eight students were congratulated for their hard work and commitment to the course at a ceremony held at the college’s Corby campus at the end of December.
Traineeships were launched by the government for young people aged 16 to 24 to help them gain experience and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace or progress on to an apprenticeship in an industry they are interested in developing a career.
Tresham launched its tailored Traineeship programme in September alongside a number of supportive local businesses who have provided six weeks work experience. Companies included Costa Coffee, Paragon, DDW Catering, Pets at Home, The Range, Ontex, AGM Chilled Distribution and Lion Heart Embroidery & Print.
Following work experience placements and completion of the course three students have secured apprenticeships, two have secured full time work with another securing part time employment and a further two have interviews for employment.
Wayne Taylor, Traineeships Coordinator at Tresham said: “I’m extremely proud of everyone involved and what they’ve been able to progress onto. It’s great to see how local companies have supported the programme and that they are looking to help us improve opportunities for the future. Over the next year I am hoping to see Tresham’s Traineeships develop as more companies get involved and help the college shape the content of training. In 2016 I feel it will be an exciting time for the Traineeship programme.”