“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.
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
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
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
- 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
Complete induction of learners onto programme
Assign learners to work placements and conduct induction to work place
Deliver programme, including project
Completion of work experience logs
Assessments of Functional Skills if required
Interviews of trainees (experience or real)
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:
- Date of birth
- 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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