Barnsley College provides sector specific pre-employment training programmes supporting people to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in a range of industry sectors.

Many of the people we are working with have a broad range of skills and experience gained through previous employment, and have the potential to make a valuable contribution to your organisation or business.

Our recruitment service will give you access to experienced, motivated and work-ready individuals looking for work in your sector with immediate availability. If you have a number of similar positions to fill or have a regular recruitment drive, we can design a training programme specifically designed to meet the needs of your business.


Traineeships can offer your business a ‘try before you buy’ service. You are able to take on a trainee on a fixed term work placement whilst they complete skills and/or employability training with the college. At the end of the work placement we hope that your trainee has demonstrated their capabilities and you choose to offer them a paid position as an apprentice of permanent member of the team.

Traineeships can last up to a maximum of six months, however this can be subject to change dependent on government guidelines. Traineeships are free of charge and you are not required to pay your trainee a wage.

For further information about the courses we offer, contact the Warehousing, Logistics and Workforce Development team on 01226 216 888 or email

Last updated: 13th August 2018