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Recruitment and succession planning are essential talent management processes for organizations of all sizes and Eastleigh College has much to offer local businesses:

Filling apprentice vacancies

We have many pre-qualified apprentice applicants looking for employers who have transferred to our full time vocational courses because they are currently without an employer. We can also advertise your apprenticeship vacancies for you.

Setting up traineeships

Government information about offering a trainee work experience (opens in a new window) explains that trainee work placements must last at least 100 hours and if your trainee gets unemployment benefits the placement can’t last longer than 8 weeks. You don’t have to pay trainees or give them expenses. We can help design a traineeship for 18-24 year olds we’ll advertise the work experience placement for you.

Facilitating work experience opportunities for young people

You might have considerable experience of successfully employing young people or taking on work experience students. If not, your business coudl be missing out. Work experience and employability forms a vital part of both the Government's Plan for Jobs and our provision for school leavers. We have a dedicated team of work experience coordinators who make the process straighforward. Telephone 02380 911164 or email

Supported Internship Programmes

A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment. The overwhelming majority of young people with SEN are capable of sustainable paid employment with the right preparation and support. Eastleigh College has fantastic success rates for students who complete our Supported Internship full-time course and is winner of the high profile 2020 ACC Apprenticeship Award for SEND Apprenticeship Champion. Contact Liz Wright, Lead Job Coach, Supported Learning at the Eastleigh College for more information.

To help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace for supported interns, find out about the Department for Work and Pensions' Access to Work funding (opens in a new window).