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Traineeships – Work Placement Opportunities

Traineeships – Work Placement Opportunities

General facts and information

  • These traineeship opportunities are part of a development programme that includes employability training, help with CVs, job search and interview skills as well as support with maths and English, if needed.
  • The experience and skills gained will help young people wishing to start a career either in the public sector or a wide variety of private sector roles.
  • Work placements are unpaid; however trainees will receive help with meal and travel costs.
  • Each work placement will present an opportunity for a varied workload that develops a broad range of knowledge and skills, including general administration of a busy office, following procedures, team work and communication.
  1. Business administration Trowbridge

On placement you are likely to gain experience of some or all of the following:

  • Organising and preparing for internal meetings
  • Managing a diary or calendar
  • Making written records of meetings and discussions
  • Using the telephone in an office environment
  • Using email
  • Drafting replies to written queries
  • Booking transport arrangements and greeting visitors
  • General clerical duties such as photocopying, filing and printing
  • Learning to manage your own time and fulfil a list of tasks
  • Working with others and independently
  • Behaviours and standards appropriate in an office environment
  1. Youth work Chippenham

This opportunity aims to give a good understanding of the role of a youth officer, working in a local community. The experience and skills gained will benefit young people wishing to work in various public sector roles, and especially within health or social care and the sports / leisure industry.

On placement you are likely to gain experience of some or all of the following:

  • Community based meetings
  • Face to face contact with young people
  • Assisting in a self- defence class
  • Use of the telephone in an office setting
  • Liaising with Councillors
  • Processing needs analysis findings
  • Developing the use of social media to engage young people
  • General clerical duties such as photocopying, filing and printing
  • How to manage your own time and fulfil a list of tasks
  • Team work/how to behave appropriately in a work environment 
  1. Marketing / Training Trowbridge

This opportunity lies within the Council’s learning and development team and is ideal for individuals who like to get creative. A trainee taking up this opportunity will also learn a lot of what goes on behind the scenes to support the provision and delivery of courses and qualifications.

On placement you are likely to gain experience of some or all of the following:

  • Sharing ideas and taking part in marketing meetings
  • Being creative with promotional literature
  • Helping to prepare for events
  • Getting involved with Facebook / Twitter
  • Carrying out research
  • Learning about spreadsheets
  • Getting involved with mailshots
  • Contributing creatively with ideas and designs
  • How to manage your own time and fulfil a list of tasks
  • Using the telephone in an office environment
  • Using email
  1. Sports Assistant                              South / East Wiltshire

This opportunity will see you working alongside a disability sports coach to deliver sports coaching to young people and adults with a disability AND working with the sports development team to support various projects and help with day to day tasks.

On placement you are likely to gain experience of some or all of the following:

  • Planning of sports sessions and preparation of equipment and / or resources for sports sessions
  • Supporting the delivery of coaching sessions and projects in schools and community settings
  • To help the disability sports coach develop the countywide sports Ability Sports offer as appropriate
  • To help develop the countywide ‘Ability Sports’ project as appropriate, which may include developing promotional materials, social media, distribution of leaflets or discussion with external partners
  • Helping to deliver a variety of projects which may include school sport festivals, club development work, StreetGames initiatives and older people project work
  • Office based administrative work including making telephone calls, answering and sending emails, printing etc.
  • Attending events, projects and coaching sessions to support the delivery of those activities
  • Attending departmental and external meetings
  • Advocating the benefits of sport and recreation as a means to improving the quality of life

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