What is a Traineeship?
Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job:
•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 young people’s literacy and numeracy.
•Meaningful work experience which provides insight and experience of the world of work.
Why are Traineeships important?
Traineeships will ensure all young people have the work skills, maths and English and work experience needed to start their careers.
•Traineeships will last anything from six weeks to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.
•All young people undertaking a Traineeship will be required to study English and maths unless you have achieved a GCSE A*(9)-C(4) or equivalent in those subjects.
From large organisations to small businesses, all employers can play a key role in helping you get the skills you need to progress.
Employers need to commit to a high quality work experience placement, including an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available – and a reference at the end of the placement.
•Employers are not required to pay you if you are taking part in Traineeships but they might be able to support you will travel expenses.
Who are Traineeships for?
If you have been applying unsuccessfully for Apprenticeship vacancies due to a lack of skills or experience.
Suitable for Traineeships:
•Unemployed and have a little work experience
•Motivated to work
•Aged 16 to 18 and qualified below level 3 or 19 up to 23 and have not yet achieved a full level 2
•Can be ready for employment or an Apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a Traineeship
Unsuitable for Traineeships:
•Already have the skills and experience needed to start an Apprenticeship or find work
•The most disengaged young people, who require very intensive support
•Aged 24 plus (unless they have a Learning Difficulty Assesment up to academic age 25)
•Already in a job
The government is committed to Traineeships to ensure you gain the work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed in your careers. Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.
Give us a call on to discuss our next Traineeship programme.
On successful completion of a traineeship you can then consider: