The opportunities for young people to break into employment using government-funded traineeships are being highlighted by a leading training company based in Preston.
At no cost to the business, the scheme offered by PHX Training offers a government-funded education and training programme with work experience, designed to give young people the skills and experience to develop their careers and benefit the wider economy.
For employers, it is also an opportunity to gain additional employees, adding skills to the workforce while growing the organisation.
The technical part of the programme – learning English, maths and IT skills – is run by PHX Training which also manages the overall programme.
Dan Scott, managing director at PHX Training, said: “Traineeships can help a business to add new skills, develop young people and add to efficiencies with another pair of hands at no cost.
“We’ve found that it can also add a new dimension, with new ideas and perspectives on the business with a fresh pair of eyes and ears.”
There is an additional £1,500 available if a traineeship leads to an apprenticeship. At the end of the work experience placement, the trainee is interviewed if a role becomes available.
PHX’s specialist team of trainers offers wide-ranging online resources as well as face-to-face facilities at 10 training centres.