Traineeship Study Programme (16-18) – Southend United Community & Educational Trust

Traineeship Study Programme (16-18) – Southend United Community & Educational Trust

12 Week Information Pack

The twelve-week Traineeship Study Programme is designed to help young people aged 16-18 gain valuable experience across three main areas.

  • Work placement
  • Employability Skills
  • English/Math Qualifications (If required)


During the programme, all students will complete a total of 9 weeks work placement in an industry that they are passionate about. Throughout the course students will get professional training and guidance in regard to employability skill sets and will be provided with the opportunity to study English/Maths if not previously achieved in school.

Our goal is to ensure after 12 weeks of studying students are fully equipped for the working environment.

A travel bursary is available if eligible to apply.

Week 1 – Induction week

During this week you will meet the other students completing the 12-week Traineeship Study Programme. You will complete the following during your first week; an induction with your team leader, complete all your sign-up paperwork and take part in some assessments. So, we know where you are in terms of your academic study and if you require English/Math tuition.

Week 2 Work Preparation

During your employability lessons you will receive professional employability training from your programme leader covering a variety of employability topics, such as.

  • CV & Cover letters
  • Identifying workplace behaviour & values
  • Types of interviews & assessments
  • Interview skills
  • Self-confidence building
  • Personal brands and values
  • Job Searching
  • Problem solving & critical thinking.


This is to help you whilst completing your work placement and for future job applications, interviews, and employment.

Weeks 3 to 11 – Work Placement

You will start your work placement during week 3, in order to prepare for this, you will attend an interview prior to the start of your course where you will discuss with your programme leader which industry you would like to pursue when completing your work placement.

You will be expected to take responsibility on the following when completing your work placement.

  • Punctuality
  • Hard work ethic
  • Professionalism
  • Enthusiasm


During week 11 will be your finale week on placement, by this point you should have a clear understanding on the industry you have been working in and understand the roles and responsibility within the workplace. You will leave that placement with a reference and an opportunity to be able to update your CV with vital experience.

Week 12 – Work placement & Exit interviews

Week 12 is your final week; you will complete your logbook and work logbook and then an exit interview with your programme lead to go through your target goals that were set in week 1. You will also discuss everything you covered throughout the course and what your next steps are going to be.

English & Math Tuition

Throughout the 12-week programme a functional skill English and Math qualification ranging from entry level to level 2. They are achieved by completing exams through the latter weeks of the programme. From week 2 onwards they will be enrolled into Functional Skill lessons that will be once a week with the support and guidance from a qualified tutor to help them achieve their grade they are placed on from initial assessments from week 1. If you are applicable for this, it will decrease your placement hours.
This is only applicable if the young person/student hasn’t achieved a 4/C in either subjects.

Course eligibility

To complete the Traineeship Study Programme, you must be aged 16-18, hold a Level 3 Qualification or below, anyone who is at Level 4 standard will not be eligible to complete the course. You must also not be in education or employment during the duration of the course.

How to register your interest

For any in depth details on the Traineeship Course then please contact, Faye Lambert, our Traineeship Programme Lead for 16-18 for more details.

Office – 01702 341 351

Work Mobile – 07930399502

Email –

Jamie Langstone