Skills Development

The Employability Trust works with local businesses to provide work experience, training and employment opportunities. The Trust has a various options available for young people to gain valuable real world experience.


Our 10 week programme aims to provide you with the skills that you need to be industry ready.

Short Courses

There are a number of FREE short courses currently available:

- Employability Skills & Fork Lift Operators Licence

- English, Maths and Fork Lift Operators Licence

- ICT Skills

Please note that the Fork Lift Operators licence training course is an optional extra to the Employability Skills, English and Maths courses. Candidates must be aged 19+ to complete the short courses.

Work Experience

Our 8 week work experience programme offers you real work experience in a real factory completing tasks such as picking & packing, manufacturing, warehousing and administration.

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