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A traineeship could be your first step to your dream career

10 August 2017

If you are looking to work in childcare but have no work experience, a traineeship could be perfect for you.

It’s just one of the opportunities that the Central Bedfordshire Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention is offering learners over the coming months.

Traineeships give people with no work experience the chance to gain vital skills both in a classroom setting and in a local nursery or pre-school.

Megan Rump started her dream of working in childcare by doing a traineeship and is now a year and a half in to a two-year Advanced Childcare Apprenticeship at Downside Pre-School, in Dunstable where she will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education.

She said: “When I finished college I was finding it very difficult to find work. So, I went to 4YP, who are a charity, and the lady there was really helpful and got me on to a traineeship.

“I really enjoyed the traineeship – you get lots of support when you are doing it and I was with a small group of really nice people. I did work experience for two days a week at Downside and they liked me and offered me an apprenticeship.

“I would say to anyone thinking doing a traineeship to just have a go. It gives you a chance to see if you really want to do something before you get too involved.”

If that’s inspired you then our next traineeship taster day is on Wednesday, 30 August, from 10am to 3pm at Kingsland Employment and Skills Hub, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5PY.

For more information, visit The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention (link opens in new window) or check out @academyinspiringfutures on Facebook (link opens in new window).

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