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Brighter Futures Traineeships

Helping young adults (16-24yrs) living with disability

Brighter Futures – Breaking Boundaries”

This project is a joint venture between Knights Training Academy and The Knights Foundation. It is essentially a government funded Traineeship programme that is to enable young people aged between 16 to 24 years old to progress into work or further education, who may have struggled previously due to lack of workskills, lack of English and Maths achievement or other lifeskills, such as self-confidence or anxiety. Our project will be funded through The Central Training Group who have given us 10 places on this course, which specifically targets learners who would consider themselves to have a disability, which could be physical, learning or mental.

Project Aim

  • To enable our group of learners to overcome their own barriers

  • To educate employers that a “disabled” member of the workforce will add unforeseen value

  • To raise awareness of the challenges disabled youngsters and adults can face to even apply for a job, never mind get to interview stage

Project Outline

12 week programme

2 days a week work experience

2 days a week classroom based activity

L1 Workskills qualification

English and Mathematics Functional Skills, up to Level 2, as required by the trainee

L1 Digital Skills, as required by the trainee

Project completion – based on interviewing and digital skills

Team building 

Project Outcomes

  • Part time or full time employment opportunities for at least one of our trainees

  • Further education confidence for all of our trainees

  • Work application confidence for all of our trainees

  • Education of employers in our community of the value of these potential employees

  • Interviews (experience or actual job opportunity) for all of our trainees

Your Commitment

  • A desire to learn
  • A commitment to see the programme through
  • A desire to improve your employability skills
  • To work with your classmates to succeed in the project

The Process

  1. Confirm employers

  2. Confirm learners

  3. Complete induction of learners onto programme

  4. Assign learners to work placements and conduct induction to work place

  5. Deliver programme, including project

  6. Completion of work experience logs

  7. Assessments of Functional Skills if required

  8. Project presentation

  9. Interviews of trainees (experience or real)

  1. Final assessment/verification and certification

Traineeships will start on Monday 4th May 2021, and end on Saturday 31st July 2021.   The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th April 2021.  The application process will be done on a first come, first served basis.

There will be an information session to find out more about the course, which will take place on Zoom from 12-1pm on Wednesday 7th April - tickets via Eventbrite.

To Apply, please CLICK HERE to contact us, and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email address

We look forward to our exciting new Brighter Futures Traineeship programme,  and working with you!

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