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Now that we've moved into our new Westmorland Campus, we're making a few changes to how the location of our courses is displayed on the website. While this work is being completed, courses may not show the campus where they are located. Please bear with us while we complete the upgrades, and if you need to know which campus a course is on urgently, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Student Services.

If you are considering employing an apprentice, but are not yet ready to commit to hiring a new recruit, you may wish to consider offering a traineeship, which Kendal College can support.

These are structured work placements of between 6 weeks and 6 months* with the potential to progress onto an apprenticeship at the end of the placement.

  • Available for 16-24-year-olds
  • £1,000 employer incentive per trainee
  • Eligible for those with a Level 3 qualification or below
  • Minimum 100 hours placement over a minimum 6 weeks, maximum 6 months*
  • Study Maths, English and work-preparation training i.e. writing CVs, preparing for interviews, searching for jobs and developing interpersonal and communication skills.

Benefits for employers.

  • Develop the skills of young people from your local community
  • Reduce the risk to your business of recruiting an apprentice, by offering a short traineeship first
  • Provide your established members of staff the opportunity to mentor a young person
  • The programme can be flexible around your business needs
  • Government incentive payment of £1,000

Benefits for trainees.

  • Gain substantial work experience in an organisation committed to staff training
  • Being mentored by an employee of the organisation
  • Continue to develop your Maths and English skills
  • Undertake work preparation training
  • Find out if an apprenticeship is the right option for you