Traineeship Staff Support Programme kicks off in Birmingham

On 1st April, fourteen lead bidders met in Birmingham today to kick off the AELP Traineeships Staff Support Programme (TSSP).

The programme, commissioned by The Education and Training Foundation, will see the design and delivery of innovative and high quality professional development support, resources and materials which can be accessed by, and will benefit, the wider education and training workforce in order to improve outcomes from traineeship programmes for learners and employers.

Paul Warner, AELP’s Director of Employment and Skills and Chair of the TSSP Steering Group, said: “In the context of high youth unemployment, traineeships have the potential to be a real success in offering a route-way to sustained employment and further training for young people. We know from speaking with providers that traineeships have been slow to get off the ground and staff are in need of support to build confidence and capacity. The TSSP programme has been launched to meet this need and develop resources that support the workforce, positively impacting on learners and employers as a result.”