Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Are you looking for training to get into work? MIT Skills offers a wide range of entry level courses including:

  • Business Administration
  • Construction (including plumbing, carpentry and electrical)
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Engineering, Manufacturing
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Railway Track Safety
  • Leisure and Sports
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Teaching Assistant and more.
Seasonal Job Opportunities

Seasonal Job Opportunities

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the world’s most ride intensive amusement park with attractions for everyone.  This includes amazing shows, events, restaurants, bars and cafes and unique attractions plus two luxury hotels The Boulevard and The Big Blue.

If you want to work inside or outside, interacting with guests or behind the scenes, there are opportunities available for example at the moment Blackpool Pleasure Beach are looking to fill seasonal vacancies working various agreed hours now until November.

  • Catering staff paying £9.18 per hour for 18-20 year olds up to £9.50 for staff aged 23+
  • Arena staff paying £6.83 for 18-20 year olds, £9.18 for 21-22 year olds and £9.50 aged 23+.

Any other vacancies will be advertised as they become available, and details can always be found at at:

Employability Course (Construction)

Employability Course (Construction)

The O’Neill & Brennan Group was established in 1990 and has become one of the UK’s and Ireland’s leading construction industry service providers with a turnover in excess of £100m and 13 offices across the UK.

We look to provide recruitment with purpose and ensure that we are supporting all groups considered furthest from the workforce. We are able to offer training through our Construct A Career programme, which is run in partnership with Cidori.

Individuals can sign up for a fully funded employability course. This is a ten day online programme, where you will receive a FREE CSCS card once completed. *Subject to funding areas*.

Successful completion will lead to employment for appropriate candidates. Anyone that receives their training through the programme is also introduced to several other companies offering employment opportunities. We work with many of the UK’s biggest construction companies to offer recruitment solutions as well as Logistics packages.

Note: Mentoring is available and support can be offered to those that need it. These will be based on location. Introductions to trade and office based apprenticeships are available.


Care Leaver Support (Mentoring, Employment/Work Experience, Grant Application Assistance).

Care Leaver Support (Mentoring, Employment/Work Experience, Grant Application Assistance).

The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) is an award winning independent children’s charity with expertise in Advocacy, Mentoring, Befriending and Activity Programmes.

We believe that every young person in need should have access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives.

We have signed up to the Care Leaver Covenant as we are committed to ensuring care experienced people are given opportunities to flourish by:

    • Employing at least 2 care experienced apprentices in the coming 12 months
    • Advertising all paid and voluntary roles to care leavers via local authority care leavers teams
    • Include a statement online and on application forms stating we welcome applicants from care experienced people
    • Continue to offer work experience opportunities
    • Continue applying for hardship grants for care experienced people to support their education, employment opportunities (£4,000 granted in 2022 so far)
    • Provide volunteer mentors from the community to support care leavers with life skill development, reduce isolation and sustain tenancies
    • Watch our language, make sure we use appropriate language, both written and verbal to avoid unconscious stigma
Employability Support & Routes into Work

Employability Support & Routes into Work

Baringa Partners is a global business and technology consultancy supporting a variety of sectors from Telecom and Technology to Energy and Financial Services.

Baringa is committed to improving diverse access to the workforce and specifically creating routes into consulting for young people from all backgrounds. They provide a range of pre-employment training, work-readiness support and progression opportunities for young people wishing to gain new skills and explore a career into the consulting industry.

  • Work Placement Programmes – 1 to 2 weeks work experience
  • Opportunity is unpaid – we cover travel & lunch expenses, there are dedicated buddies and reporting manager during the experience, and we provide workshops/training throughout
  • There is an opportunity to then use this as springboard into our internship programme (which is paid)
  •  We are committed to running 2+ of these a year
  • Volunteering programmes – Career Insight sessions, Skill-based workshops, CV and job application support, 1-2-1 mentoring, and mock interviews.
  •  Guaranteed Interview & Progression pathway/opportunities into internships

Work Placement – London-based, 18+, we go through a screening process of CVs, which we will request to be submitted to our early carers mailing address for a given work experience


Volunteering programmes – no eligibility requirements, some will be virtual opportunities which requires access to laptop/internet, those hosted we request 18+ only.