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Mencap Northamptonshire - Traineeships

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The Royal Mencap traineeship programme is aimed at people with a learning disability, difficulty and/or autism. The traineeship typically lasts about 16 weeks. It seeks to create a bridge into apprenticeships or paid employment. The traineeship is for young people who might not have an EHC Plan, have finished education, and might be closer to the labour market in terms of skills and ability.

The traineeship programme starts with 4-6 weeks of work preparation, which is delivered in a small group setting of 6 to 8 learners. Following this, the trainees will complete 100 hours of work experience. The programme also focuses on the development of English, maths, and ICT skills.

Participants must be aged 19- 24, not have any qualifications above level 3 after having left education, and have a low level of work experience. Applicants will be invited to meet with Mencap and the employer for an informal interview. They will be assessed to see if they could potentially progress into paid employment or an apprenticeship within six months.

Traineeship is provided across Northamptonshire:

Corby – Wincanton Warehouse Northampton – Clipper John Lewis Crick – Clipper NHS Warehouse Rugby – GXO Amazon Warehouse

  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Age range
Suitable for ages from 19 years to 24 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
  • Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities
Eligibility criteria
  • Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

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Last updated 22 March 2024