Traineeships

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are a good combination of educational training and work experience, which focus on giving a young person the skills and experience that employers will be looking for.  Often an employer is reluctant to employ someone without experience.  This programme offers a young person the opportunity to gain qualifications and some experience within the workplace.

  • Work preparation training, which ensures young people have the skills and confidence needed for an Apprenticeship or other job.
  • Maths and English support to improve literary and numeracy.
  • Meaningful work experience, providing insight and experience of the world of work.

Traineeships can be tailored to the needs of the employer and those of the individual.
By working closely with us you can design a programme based on your wishlist of requirements, to help train and equip a range of high quality future recruits.

Why are Traineeships important?

Traineeships have been developed in response to business needs, Traineeships ensure employers have the talented workforce required for business success.

A Traineeship can help a young person gain the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job when they leave school.

Work preparation training and work experience will put a young person in a better position to compete for an Apprenticeship or other job:

At the end of the work experience placement your child will get a reference and an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available – with the company.

Traineeships will last anything from six weeks to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to the needs of the individual, including work preparation training which ensures young people are ready and have confidence to take the first step in their career, such as an Apprenticeship.

Are there any financial costs to offering Traineeships?

All training costs are met by Government funding. Employers are not required to pay the young person taking part in the traineeship but may provide support with expenses such as transport and meals.

What happens at the end of the Traineeship?

Once the young person has finished their traineeship programme, in support of their new qualification and experience, they will receive either:
An interview for progression onto an Apprenticeship or job within the business, if there is an opportunity available.
An exit interview together with written feedback or potentially a reference to help secure an opportunity with another employer.

Who are Traineeships suitable for?

  • Young people aged 16-24
  • Qualified below Level 3
  • Not currently in a job
  • Focused on gaining work experience and getting into work.


We can also deliver bespoke Traineeships to suit your business needs. Contact us to find out more