Traineeships Recognised at 2014 Learner Awards

This month Daniel Thompson, 21 from Handsworth Wood in Birmingham completed his government funded Traineeship which has helped turn his life around – from unemployment to a Fitness Instructor apprentice at a prestigious health and fitness centre in the City.

Daniel has been shortlisted for a Traineeship award at the Lifetime Learner Achievement Awards 2014. Shortlisted nominees will be informed shortly and invited to attend a special awards ceremony at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 21st May.

Daniel’s Traineeship was delivered in 12 weeks by Lifetime Training, through a mix of both classroom and on-the-job learning. His work placement involved advising clients on exercise and designing fitness programmes for them. It proved so successful that Daniel has been taken on at The Club and Spa.

“I couldn’t have done it without Lifetime because I needed the support financially as well as with my learning.” Despite the initial challenges, it’s onwards and upwards for Daniel, “In the future I would like to proceed to Level 3 and perhaps run my own Personal Training business.”

Lucy Anderson, Head of Pre Employment at Lifetime Training, said:
“Daniel has every reason to feel proud. The Government launched Traineeships last year to help young people attain the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Work preparation training, English and Maths make up the body of the Traineeship, in addition to a high quality work experience placement. The ultimate aim is to help young people secure jobs, just like we see here with Daniel.”

If you’re interested in signing up to a Traineeship course and want to find out more call 0870 120 1207 or visit our Traineeship page.

For employers interested in taking on a trainee please visit the National Apprenticeship Service Traineeship page and fill in the form.

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