Lifetime delivers one of England’s first Traineeship programmes

Lifetime Training has teamed up with The Orders of St John Care Trust to deliver a 12 week Traineeship course to enthusiastic, committed 16-18 year olds interested in a career in the care sector.

A Traineeship is a new government programme which aims to give young people the skills, experience and confidence they need to secure a job or Apprenticeship. The Orders of St John Care Trust has partnered with leading UK training provider Lifetime Training who will deliver the courses this autumn.

Melanie Bennett, 17 from Wallingford in Oxfordshire has already signed up for the course and is taking part in the Open Day on Monday 7th October: “At the moment I’m volunteering in the Orders of St John Care Home in Wallingford and it seems a really good company to work for. They do such a great job for the people they care for; I know I can benefit from their experience – hopefully leading to a full time job or Apprenticeship.”

Andrea Phillips, Qualifications Manager, The Orders of St John Care Trust said: “We take training and developing very seriously so jumped at the chance to be one of the first care providers to be part of the government’s new National Traineeship scheme. It gives us a chance to nurture talent in young people who believe they may have a future in adult social care.

“The structure of the scheme ensures the highest quality work experience along with training opportunities to help young individuals in any career path they choose.”

Courses include work preparation and employability training and work placement at a local Orders of St John Care Trust care home. Lifetime Training will ensure those enrolled on the programme will gain industry knowledge and skills specific to the care industry as well as on the job training and a Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young People settings.

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