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New Traineeship with HTP is the Fast Way into Work for Young Islanders

Employers across the Isle of Wight are offering 19–24-year-olds the opportunity to learn a new career and start a brand new job.

Are you looking for a new start? Do you want to learn new skills, in a new workplace and get a new job? A brand new Traineeship with HTP could kick start your dream career. As part of a government campaign to help young people to get back into work, businesses across the Isle of Wight are being encouraged to take on Trainees. If you’re aged 19-24, a Traineeship gives you the opportunity to learn real-world skills in your choice of business, helping you to progress straight onto a job with an Apprenticeship.

Let’s get started!

You can take up a Traineeship right now at businesses including The Tomato Stall, Everycare, Buckland Care, Heritage Attractions, Quayside Leisure and Island Equine. You can learn skills and qualifications including Food Hygiene and Health and Safety, with places available in care homes, restaurants, legal firms, education providers and horse riding. 

If you’re a business looking to take on a Trainee, talk to HTP. There’s a £1,000 payment for every person that you give work experience to. HTP works with employers to devise a bespoke learning programme for each individual trainee.

Rachael Randall, HTP’s Principal and Chief Executive explains: “We have places available that can lead to genuine jobs and progress learners through to Apprenticeships. It’s also a chance for young people who might have been made redundant or furloughed in the last year to start again, by upskilling or reskilling in a new working environment. We’re excited to be working with health & social care providers, visitor attractions, the public sector and voluntary sector to give young people opportunities in these difficult times. 

“The programme is highly flexible, tailored to the employer and is fundamentally a low-risk proposition. There’s no commitment to employ the trainee at the end of the programme, although our strong track record in this area means that we’re confident that the vast majority of the trainees will move to an Apprenticeship or further learning.”

“Traineeships are all about job creation, with real jobs on offer to young people that are looking for a change. The scheme also gives employers the opportunity to take on staff in new roles that they can help to shape.”
Rachael Randall, HTP’s Principal and Chief Executive


Businesses play an active role in the recruitment of their trainee, with the costs of the training funded by HTP. 

There’s no requirement to pay wages and the employer will receive £1,000 for each trainee that they take on.

The Traineeship programme delivered by HTP is part of a £111 million investment by government to triple the scale of Traineeships in 2020-21, ensuring more young people have access to high quality training.

Apply online or find out more at or call HTP Apprenticeship College on 01983 533926.


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