Helping you to become Work Ready

If you are aged 16-24 and don't have a lot of work experience, before applying for our Apprenticeship vacancies you will complete a traineeship programme, which will help to prepare you for an Apprenticeship and introduce you to what to expect in the workplace.

As part of the programme you will complete a range of short training courses that will make you a more attractive candidate to employers, get help with your English and maths and complete an extended work experience placement. We will also help you to write a CV and prepare for interviews.

Our programme is flexible to suit a wide range of career paths, but we also offer dedicated programmes in Construction and Hairdressing.

Through our close connections with local businesses we will identify Apprenticeship vacancies in a wide range of roles, which we will help you to apply for.

What else do you need to know?

  • You will receive a weekly bus pass while you are on the course
  • A free NUS discount card
  • If you are entitled to bursary, you will also receive luncheon vouchers and living expenses
  • You will receive £100 in vouchers when you move into an Apprenticeship, job or training

For more information call us on 01744 742045 or email


“Taking part in the Traineeship programme improved my confidence and motivated me to get out of the house and build a career. If I hadn’t have done the course I’d still be looking for work. I’m now doing my NVQ and I hope to keep building from there. I was so impressed with the Starting Point service that I encouraged my boyfriend Danny to visit.”

Paige Malaney
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