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BT traineeships up for grabs in Swindon

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2017 10:20 GMT

BT is on the lookout for 15 people wanting to kick start their careers with a seven week traineeship at its city centre offices in Swindon.

Designed for young people aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training, the BT traineeship offers the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification in digital employability.

Trainees also learn practical work skills such as CV writing, interview techniques and confidence building, as well as completing a mix of work experience and job shadowing. They can even brush up on their maths and English. After graduating they will also get help and support to find either a job or further training.

The next traineeship in Swindon starts on March 07, 2017 and will be held at the BT offices on North Star Avenue in Swindon. For more details or to apply visit http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/WorkReady/ApplyforaBTtraineeship/index.htm

Jon Reynolds, chair of BT’s South West regional board, said: “BT traineeships give local, young people first-hand experience of the world of work, with more than half of those who have completed previous courses going on to find employment or returning to education.

“This is a great opportunity for young people to reinvigorate their confidence, motivation and enthusiasm as well as gaining practical skills and a recognised qualification. “This won’t be the last opportunity to join a BT traineeship in Wiltshireso even if you can’t attend this particular course I’d encourage you to register your interest to ensure you don’t miss out.”

Two week work placements, in a variety of roles across the UK, are also available for those unable to commit to a full seven week traineeship. Although a work placement does not carry a formal qualification, attendees are given a certificate showing their attendance and achievements to demonstrate their commitment to prospective employers.

BT has been running the BT Traineeship since 2014 and to date more than 1,900 young people from around the UK have joined the programme.

The traineeship develops transferrable skills needed to find and start work, whether with BT or another company. After graduating from the programme, the young people get a minimum of 12 weeks support from BT to help them find a job or training.

The BT Traineeship is part of the BT Work Ready programme which is a series of initiatives provided to help young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, gain employment skills and get them ready for work. It’s part of BT’s commitment as a founding partner in the Movement to Work coalition of employers.**

Further information on BT’s Work Ready programme – www.bt.com/workready