What is a traineeship?

Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, job skills and improve your English and maths, if needed. The programme can last up to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to your individual career needs.At its core are a high-quality work experience placement, work preparation training, and English and maths if needed 1. Traineeships give young people aged 16 to 24 the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to boost your careers prospects with an apprenticeship or other employment in the future.

What will you be taught?

Functional Skills: Learners without a GCSE grace C or above in English and Maths will continue to study these subjects. Functional skills are important to help you develop the knowledge and skills to operate confidently and successfully in life, education and work.

Work Preparation Skills: We offer the chance to undertake skills for employment such as: CV writing, interview preperation and techniques, teamworking skills to support your progression and confidence building.

Work Placements: Work experience is vital to Traineeships, learners will have placements arranged before starting the Traineeship programme. We will help you find a suitable work placement which will run for up to 5 months depending on your needs.

Is a traineeship right for me?

Traineeships are ideal if you are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. If you have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience then you are likely to be a good candidate for a traineeship. You could be suitable if you are:

  • Motivated to work.
  • Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience.
  • Aged between 16-24 and qualified below Level 3.

Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.