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Traineeship Programme

Who is the programme for?

If you are between 16 and 25 years and would like to access further training and employment , but have little or no previous knowledge, then this is a great programme for you.

You will be in College 3 full days from 9.30am-3.00pm (1 day in College and 2 days in a work placement).

What are the entry requirements?

To apply you will need to ask your Local Authority to consult with Orchard Hill College. Applicants need to be working towards E3 maths and English (or above). All applicants must have an active EHCP. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us at College. We want to make sure this is the right programme for you and talk about how we can focus your learning around your chosen area of interest.

About the programme

Our practical programmes have been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to start you on your pathway to work.

Choose your vocation in an area that you have a keen interest in working, we have onsite training for:

  • Animal Care
  • Building Maintenance
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Farming
  • Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Horticulture
  • Motor Maintenance

If you are interested in a different career, we will support you to work in an industry of your choice.

We will also prepare you for work, supporting you with:

  • CV writing
  • Applying for a job
  • Interview skills
  • Building confidence and self esteem
  • How to communicate in a work situation
  • Working as a group
  • Manging personal finances

You will work towards achieving your Skills for Employment Entry 3 – Level 2 accreditation. You will learn English and maths Entry 2 – Level 2 as separate programmes and an exam will be taken at the end of the academic year.

Here’s how we will achieve it together

You will have a teaching team delivering the programme and a teacher, job coach and a work placement manager to support you with work preparation and employability skills. Maths and English qualifications will be undertaken if not already achieved at Level 2. Other specialist support will be provided as appropriate.

Pre-Traineeships and Traineeships are offered at Green Man skills zone , Nightingale Vocational Centre, Vocational Progression Centre and Beaconsfield.

Outcome

Opportunities for paid employment or entry to an Apprenticeship/Further education.

Our Partners

We have some amazing partnerships in our local communities who provide great work placement opportunities, here are just a few:

Beanies, Ronald McDonald, Wandsworth Oasis, The British Red Cross, Be Enriched, Guys and St Thomas Trust, Danni Building Services, Walworth Garden Farm, Premier Inn, Financial Times, The British Heart Foundation, Pepper’s Delicatessens, Wyevale Garden Centre, Nightingale School, David Weir Centre, Mind, Tara Theatre, GCDA Catering, The Dragon Café, Menders Club, Kingston Advocacy, The Children’s Society, Peabody Trust, Juno Glass, Kid’s City, The Salvation Army

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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