A Pendersons Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on unlocking the potential of young people, aged 16+. The programme aims to give them the skills and experience, preparing them for a future career in the rail industry or logistics & warehousing sector by helping them to become ‘work ready’. Pendersons can give young people real exposure to what can be expected by an employer.

The Pendersons programme lasts 6 weeks with both practical and classroom based activities. Learners will be taken through a detailed programme that includes the following:

  • Health & Safety training – covering the employer and employee responsibilities
  • Manual training
  • Fire Awareness training
  • Basic safety for working ‘on or near’ railway infrastructure or in a warehouse environment
  • Safe and correct use of commonly used tools
  • Practical work experiences
  • Completion of a Level 1 Employability qualification
  • Flexible training – in other relevant areas to help them get ready for work, such as job search and interview skills, time-keeping and team working.

Throughout their attendance learners will have worked with skilled and experienced individuals. At the end of the traineeship learners are invited to an interview with a potential employer for an Apprenticeship position (Level 2 Diploma Modern Apprenticeship Framework).

So what are the benefits of Traineeships?

  • The flexibility of traineeships offers employers the opportunity to help build a pool of high quality future recruits
  • Traineeships allows learners to be in a better position to advance onto an apprenticeship or other sustainable job prospects
  • Understanding the basic rules and regulations that apply in a working environment
  • Giving young people exposure to a real workplace so they can develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, attitudes and behaviours they need to succeed at work.
  • Improving English and Maths skills, boosting learner’s career prospects
  • Guaranteed interview at the end of the Traineeship

Traineeships are unpaid, however they are an ideal opportunity if learners are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Suitable candidates are:

  • Aged between 16-24 and qualified below Level 3
  • Motivated to work and be passionate about the opportunity
  • Have little work experience.
  • Able to get to the Pendersons’ Training Centre, either by own transport or public transport

A traineeship is probably not right for candidates who:

  • Already have the skills and experience needed to find an apprenticeship or work.
  • Are 25 years old or older
  • Are already employed