Mencap Northamptonshire - Traineeships

Type of service:
Unit B, Daventry Distribution Centre, Royal Oak Way North, Royal Oak Industrial Estate, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 8QL
Telephone number:
07852 580460
Mobile number:
07966 500816
Email address:
Service description:

The Royal Mencap Traineeship programme is aimed at people with a learning disability and/or autism. The traineeship typically lasts about 16 weeks. It seeks to create a bridge into apprenticeships or paid employment. The traineeship is for young people who might not have an EHC Plan, have finished education, and might be closer to the labour market in terms of skills and ability.

The traineeship programme starts with 4-6 weeks of work preparation, which is delivered in a small group setting of 6 to 8 learners. Following this, the trainees will complete 100 hours of work experience. The programme also focuses on the development of English, maths, and ICT skills.

Participants must be aged 19- 24, not have any qualifications above level 3 after having left education, and have a low level of work experience. Applicants will be invited to meet with Mencap and the employer for an informal interview. They will be assessed to see if they could potentially progress into paid employment or an apprenticeship within six months.

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Age range:
19 years - 24 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Self referral
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