Traineeships are for anyone aged 16-24, and are a stepping stone to an apprenticeship or job. They combine practical, hands-on experience with education and training. Learn from experienced mentors and see your skills, and confidence, improve.
Traineeships are available for a wide variety of careers and include a £40 per week training allowance, our skilled staff will provide information, advice and guidance on your options.
Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16+ and provide you with high quality practical training from expert mentors.
They last from 12-32 months depending on the career path and level.
Not sure which direction to take? We’ll provide you with all the information, advice and guidance on career pathways.
Our Level 3 and Level 4 Diplomas cover a range of subjects and are suitable for anyone 19+.
They are supported by an Advanced Learner Loan and much like a loan for university – you don’t have to pay anything back until you are earning the minimum threshold.
They include diplomas that will support you into university if school wasn’t the right environment for you or if you’ve had a break from learning.
The Shaw Trust Academies are here to support you into employment through training and skills programmes.
Support you receive is based on your needs with clear pathways of progression and can include work experience, training, support for your wellbeing and progression opportunities.
We deliver a range of short courses for those aged 16+. With many delivered remotely, gain qualifications and get employability skills (CV support and interview techniques) and support to progress all from the comfort of your own home!
Whatever you choose, you’ll be supported all the way by our highly-qualified and experienced tutors.
We don’t care what your background is, or if you have a barrier to learning or employment – we want to ensure every young person gets an equal chance to start their career.
Whether you choose to start a career in construction, marketing, health and social care, IT or education – you will join a community of like-minded young learners and a professional community in your chosen occupation.
On completion, many of our apprenticeships offer the option of becoming members of professional bodies.
Start Your Future is a series of podcasts designed especially for 16-24 year olds who are looking to enter, or progress in, the world of work.
We speak to a number of guests over the series who talk about some amazing opportunities you can take advantage of, along with providing some hints and tips to help you reach your goals.
Start Your Future is part of The Shaw Trust Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms.
View available opportunties including short courses, traineeships and apprenticeships for a variety of careers.
If you’re a parent, carer or guardian we’ve put together some information and advice to ensure your child gets the best possible start to their career.
Your safety and wellbeing is of primary importance to us and the support we have in place means you can learn and live risk-free.