February 18th 2016
Zola Jackson – How a Traineeship Kick Started my Career
As young people across the country start to seriously think about their options after they have finished school, new research shows that more and more are considering Traineeships as the best route into the career of their dreams.
A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
Designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, Maths and work experience needed to secure an Apprenticeship. At 3aaa we offer Traineeships in both IT and Accountancy as we prepare you for your Apprenticeship and teach you the skills and knowledge to excel in your dream career within your chosen sector.
Zola Jackson contacted 3aaa and began her Traineeship in Accountancy at our Liverpool Academy: “During my time on the 3aaa Traineeship I learnt many employability skills, which have already proven to be so valuable. For example how to create a strong CV and cover letter, how to apply for jobs, interview techniques, and how to be the perfect employee. As well as employability skills, I also learnt so much to help me towards the start of an accounting career, including lessons in bookkeeping.”
Her trainer, Leanne Morrey described: “Zola’s mixture of personality and enthusiasm allowed her to build relationships with her peers quickly. She wasted no time in improving her CV and practising interview skills, even coming in for an extra day once the interview with her employer was arranged.” Before joining the Traineeship at 3aaa, Zola had never been to an interview which resulted in a job offer, however after completing her Traineeship she was offered a job from her first interview at Tax Assist, Ellesmere Port. Zola described: “I have now progressed onto an Apprenticeship with 3aaa’s Liverpool Academy which I wouldn’t have got achieved without my Traineeship. The time I spent at the Academy was very enjoyable and I looked forward to each day I spent there. Leanne made each lesson interesting, getting us involved in group activities which also built up my CV. The Traineeship is very beneficial and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Leanne furthered: “I would recommend the Traineeship to anyone who is looking for an apprenticeship but feels they may not be ready yet. Most trainees have never had an interview before or have very limited work experience. We discuss expectations in the workplace and introduce competency based interview questions with methods to effectively answer them.”
Are you leaving school in the next few months? Contact 3aaa and find out more about our Apprenticeships and Traineeships and the life changing opportunities that they can offer you. At 3aaa we pride ourselves on providing outstanding training, giving you the perfect platform to earn whilst you learn real life work place skills and help set you apart from other young people who are without this valuable experience.
You’ll now find a 3aaa Academy in BEDFORD, BIRMINGHAM, BLACKBURN, BRADFORD, BRIGHTON, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CHELMSFORD, CROYDON, DERBY, EXETER, GLOUCESTER, GUILDFORD, HULL, LEEDS, LEICESTER, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MAIDSTONE, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, MILTON KEYNES, NEWCASTLE, NORTHAMPTON, NORWICH, NOTTINGHAM, OXFORD, PETERBOROUGH, READING, ROMFORD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOKE, SWINDON, TAMWORTH, WARWICK, WATFORD, WOLVERHAMPTON, WORCESTER and YORK.
If you are an Employer looking to transform your business, email: EMPLOYNOW@3AAA.CO.UK or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Web & Social Media, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration or Financial Services, email: APPLYNOW@3AAA.CO.UK.
Alternatively, find out more about our Apprenticeship programmes: 0844 504 3174 or www.3aaa.co.uk.