We champion and support a variety of work experience opportunities and placements and are proud to support supported internships. Here's Daniel's story about his journey to date at The Council and within the HR Team.....
My name is Daniel, I’m 24 years old and live in Stretford. I am on the supported Internship at Trafford Council. The supported internship is run in partnership with Trafford College and Pure Innovations and gives me the chance to try 3 different placements whilst studying.
I come into the Town Hall Monday to Thursday and attend my placement is in the morning and in the afternoon, I do classroom sessions to study an Employment Skills level 1 Qualification. On a Friday I travel to Trafford College in Altrincham to study for my functional skills qualifications.
My first placement is with the HR retained team. I spend two days with the Learning and Development team and two days with the recruitment team. I started doing my placement at the end of September and I finish my placement at Christmas.
The people on the HR teams are fantastic and helpful. In my placement, I have been sending emails to different team members and council staff. I have been going out to different events and meetings, including visiting Hotel Football for a Leadership Summit where I sat on reception and signed people in. I have also been filmed for a Health and Safety video for staff.
I have been learning new skills such as using the printers for scanning and printing. I have a number of duties to help the team such as checking the post and ensuring everyone has signed the fire safety register each morning.
I am enjoying meeting new people and visiting different places. In the future I would like to work in IT as I enjoy working with different software and connecting different wires in the correct order.
Learn More About Supported Internships
If you are interested in completing a supported internship you can find out more information by visiting Trafford College's Supported Internship Pages.