Portrait of a Trainee

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) traineeships run for 12 weeks and aim to change lives for the better.

There are two types of traineeships to accommodate both 16 to 18-year-olds and 19 to 24-year-olds.

All are designed for those who are not currently in education, employment or training. Based at The Valley, trainee courses provide crucial employability and work related skills, including

  • 100 hours of work experience within the career area of your choice
  • Support to improve your English and Mathematics skills
  • A work experience preparation course
  • Employability course

The programmes accommodate and support a wide variety of career choices and options, including Catering, Hospitality, Media, Health Improvement, Youth Work and Sports Coaching. Participants can gain additional accredited qualifications such as FA Level 1 and First Aid qualifications.

The course also gives trainees who enrol the opportunity to progress onto an apprenticeship, further education or employment.

All trainees are provided with CACT tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and a jumper.

16-24 Traineeship