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As per the new government guidelines, students, staff and visitors are please asked to wear face coverings in the college's communal areas.

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