Our specialist guidance and counselling staff are available to lead you through your path to excellence irrespective of individual learning difficulties and circumstance, coupled with our client support staff who are always on hand to enlighten you with regards to your enquiries.
Drop in into one of our centres for a comprehensive overview of the opportunities abound for you to choose from.
Information Advice & Guidance (IAG): we provide one-to-one support to make a step change in life and work
Employment & Career Support: employability training for 16+ adults to gain sustainable employment.
Traineeship Advice and Guidance
Employer Brokerage Advisors, IAG Advisors and Trainers will provide you with support and advice as you decide on your training programme, pursue it and then progress to further training.
IAG is available to individuals and employers, we have been successfully providing this kind of support for many years and it’s included within the package of government funded programmes such as Adult Learning, Traineeships and Traineeships.
IAG – Information, Advice and Guidance
MI Skills Development Centre has held the Matrix standard since 2008, the national accreditation awarded to training providers who can demonstrate IAG is well provided and well managed.
We may wish to talk to you about the IAG we provide you with and perhaps ask you to answer a short feedback questionnaire. Please help us with this so that we can help you even more effectively in the future. For IAG on Traineeships call our Traineeship Employer Brokerage Advisor on 0207 501 6450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our webpages
Traineeships Support and Guidance
If you are in an Traineeship and feel that you need help, support or guidance scroll through this page and see if we have a topic that is of interest to you.
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Need advice on getting a job? Visit the National Careers Service website at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk. Here you will find some useful on-line tools to help your job search.
You can leave school at 16 if you are in an Traineeship rather than staying on at school until the age of 18 under the Raising the Participation Age (RPA) scheme. Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school or choose one of the following options after their 16th birthday:
- Full-time education, such as school, college or home education
- An Traineeship from aged 16
- Part-time education or training if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering full-time (which is defined as 20 hours or more a week).
You can apply to be an Trainee by searching for companies that are employing Trainees at the Trainee Vacancy Matching Service.
Safeguarding and Prevent
Safeguarding is a free service if you are a Traineeship or Trainee. Your training and workplace should be a safe working and positive learning environment free from threat to you. If you’re having trouble at work, in your time training or even at home or anywhere else get in touch with our Safeguarding team. Their job is to offer their advice and guidance and to ensure that anyone who is at risk is given the correct support. Each MI Skills Development Centre learner is given a card with contact details – please ask in our office or call 0207 501 6450 if you have misplaced yours. If you are not an MI Skills Development Centre Trainee and something is worrying you, you should think about talking to your training provider Safeguarding Officer.
Careers Advisors and Schools
Traineeships are a positive progression route for students leading to full time employment.