Mencap Traineeships

We want a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included

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What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is a skills development programme aimed at helping a person move onto an apprenticeship or into paid work.

Traineeships include at least 70 hours of work experience in a real workplace.

Who is a traineeship for?

You need to:

  • be aged 19 to 24 (but you don’t need to have an Education, Health and Care Plan, if you do have one you can be 19-25)
  • have no qualifications above level 4
  • have a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism
  • want to find a job or move onto an apprenticeship.

What will I have to do?

A traineeship is a flexible programme between 6 weeks and 12 months (Mencap’s is typically 13 to 16 weeks).

You will do a work placement in a real workplace. For this you will spend 70 hours in the workplace, doing work you are interested in. We will arrange this for you.

We will also help you develop your English, maths and ICT skills.

After the programme, there are opportunities for paid jobs. We will help you to apply or find another programme to help you move on.

Mencap can also provide a job coach to help with learning on the job.


To enquire contact Nicki Hempstead Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

07966 261365

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