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Traineeships

Key elements of the Traineeship Programme are:

Work preparation training: All trainees cover areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search and the development of interpersonal skills to aid readiness for the work place.

Flexible vocational learning/qualification: This will focus on the occupational standards within an apprenticeship.

Work Experience/Placement:  All trainees will undertake at least 70 hours of work experience or placement in line with student need and capacity. This will give the trainee an opportunity to develop workplace skills, knowledge, confidence, attitudes and behaviours to succeed at work.

English and Maths: All trainees will undertake English and Maths and most will undertake GCSEs or functional skills as appropriate, unless they have already achieved GCSE grade 4 or above.

Digital skills: The digital skills of trainees will be assessed and those with low or no digital skills will be supported to work towards specified digital skills qualifications at entry or level 1.

One-to-one tutorial: All trainees have a Personal Tutor who monitors their progress against their personal targets (and EHC Plan as appropriate) ensuring they fully participate and achieve across the full study programme and in line with conditions of funding. Trainees meet with Personal Tutors at least twice per term. Outcomes of 1-1 reviews are recorded on Pro Monitor.

Exit interview: Where possible the trainee will receive a real job interview where an apprenticeship or other post becomes available. If this is not possible a formal exit interview will be organised with the placement provider and meaningful feedback given.

Host Company – “Cleaning Master”

“Cleaning Master” specialises in providing effective, manageable cleaning, window cleaning and facilities management for the public and private sector businesses. This can include office cleaning, contract cleaning, commercial party cleaning, eco-friendly cleaning, and curtain cleaning. A domestic cleaning service is also available offering housekeeping, ironing, laundry, spring cleans, moving in/out cleans, end of tenancy cleans, car valet, upholstery cleaning and mattress cleaning.

Six traineeships will be available from February 2022 for 16-18 year old young people. Trainees will attend college for English, maths, employability and digital skills on Monday and Wednesdays. They will attend their work placement on either Tuesday and Thursday or Thursday and Friday (Timetable may be subject to change). Trainees will undertake 16 hours per week work placement and shifts may apply.

You will require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance

Trainees will receive a training allowance of £50 per week (based on full attendance).

“Cleaning Master” Responsibilities

Trainees will complete a two-week induction programme with “Cleaning Master” at their HQ in Goodlass Road, Speke, which covers:

  • Health and Safety at work
  • Cleaning materials and solutions, signage and safety
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including cleaning uniform
  • Stock and consumables
  • Cleaning procedures

Greenbank College Responsibilities

Greenbank College staff will manage this programme and ensure that:

  • A work preparation programme is delivered
  • Trainees are assessed for their English, Maths and IT skills and appropriate training delivered
  • Monthly progress reviews and tutorials are undertaken and action plans agreed and recorded
  • Provide pastoral support
  • It is important to develop the skills that will help you to find and keep a job or volunteering opportunity.

Students on a Study Programme will be offered an Employability qualification as part of their timetable if they are studying at Entry 3 or above. Examples of units include planning for progression, searching and applying for jobs, rights and responsibilities at work and interview skills. Work placements are also provided and this will be related to the course being studied.

We have excellent links with lots of employers including Alder Hey Hospital, Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool One and local football clubs. We also invite employers into college to offer workshops throughout the year and during National Careers Week. You may also visit employers or attend job fairs. Progression from college is supported by our Moving On event to which we invite local organisations, companies and training providers to offer advice on what you can do once you leave college. 

Job searching is offered as an enrichment activity, which supports CV development and researching current job opportunities.

To apply for for a place on our Traineeship Programme, please contact:

Anne Kinsella

Special Projects Manager

anne.kinsella@greenbank.org.uk or call 0151 733 7255