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Apprenticeships for all ages

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice, you would: work alongside experienced staff gain job-specific skills earn a wage and get holiday pay get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week) Apprenticeships take 1 to…

Finding employment

If you are looking for work there are lots of really useful websites with advice about where to find a job, how to fill in application forms, how to do pre-interview tests and interview tips for the big day. If you’ve got a health condition or…

Learn for mental wellbeing (NHS Choices)

Learning new skills can be useful, but research shows it can also improve our mental wellbeing. It doesn’t have to mean getting more qualifications. There are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life. Many of us associate learning with childhood or our student days. As adults,…

Learning, work and volunteering

Whether you are looking to learn something new, gain new skills, need help to find work, start your own business or you want to volunteer there is support for you here on Staffordshire Connects. Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups…

Traineeships

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets young people ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.

Traineeships for all ages

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets young people ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months. You can search for a traineeship and apply via the GOV.UK website.    Please view all services in this category to…

Traineeships for all ages

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets young people ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months. To see all traineeship listings on Staffordshire Connects, please view all services in this category.  Please note:  Staffordshire Connects is a free…

Volunteering

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. Further information can be found on these websites: Volunteering Support Staffordshire Vast Please view all services in this category to see more providers who offer volunteering opportunities. Please note:  Staffordshire…

Volunteering and benefits (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

If you are receiving state benefits you are still allowed to volunteer. However, there are some rules that you need to be aware of to make sure that your volunteering doesn’t have an impact on the benefits you receive. This guidance aims to help you…

Work and disability (NHS Choices)

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed – but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job…
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