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YMCA Retail Traineeships for young people aged 16 plus

Traineeships in Customer Service & Retail

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A Traineeship is a great way to start a career.  

It helps young people gain experience needed by employers, and develop the skills and confidence needed to progress into further education, employment or an apprenticeship.  

Customer service, interpersonal and functional skills are key to any career.  They also support trainees develop their employability skills and enable them to get on their next career step and succeed, as soon as they are ready.

If you know a young person age 16+ that might benefit from a traineeship with YMCA West Kent, please email the team on

We offer a bespoke blend of work experience, vocational training and functional skills, to meet the needs of each learner and overcome any barriers to learning. 

Traineeships run over 3-6 months in our friendly furniture stores, and comprise: