Preparing for work by getting real experience
No matter where you are in life getting real experience is a fantastic way to move ahead, especially if you are looking to change careers or have not worked in a while. We have a number of options for over 50s.
It’s never too late to get more real-life practical experience, whether that is in the form of a traineeship an apprenticeship or work experience.
Traineeships - If you are struggling to find work, have been turned down for an apprenticeship or know that you need to boost your employability skills, a traineeship could be your best option. You will carry out work experience with a reputable employer who will help teach you the transferable skills you will need to use throughout your working life. You don’t have to worry about fees as traineeships are completely free, so no student debt! You won’t be paid for your traineeship, but some employers may offer to pay your food/travel expenses and you may even be given a job offer at the end of your training.
Apprenticeships - There are some careers where taking an apprenticeship can be more beneficial to studying or working alone. Becoming an apprentice provides you with the opportunity to gain first hand work experience in your chosen industry while studying for one or two days per week to gain a recognised qualification. An apprenticeship will give you the chance to earn while you learn and there are many industries and specialist sectors which take on apprentices.
Work experience –Taking work experience remains one of the best ways to get your foot on the ladder, no matter what age you are. At Twin we work with hundreds of partner businesses throughout London, so we can arrange quality internship placements in a diverse range of sectors. A temporary placement will help to boost your employability and improve your work skills.
We offer opportunities that can include apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience:
Over 50s Fast Track – Help getting over 50s into work
Fresh Start – Offering skills support for the unemployed
First Steps – Advice and guidance and adult education
Skills for Work – Help for those recently made redundant or recently facing redundancy