What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is a free skills development programme including a work placement. They enable individuals aged 16-24 to build the skills, experience, and confidence necessary to pursue an apprenticeship or full-time job.

Alongside work experience, traineeships involve vocational training and support with English, I.T and Maths.

The work placement is unpaid, however employers can contribute to expenses such as transport and meals. The work placement must last a minimum of 70 hours, although traineeships can last anywhere between 6 weeks and 1 year.


Traineeships – More information

What are the benefits of traineeships?

Trainees gain valuable working experience to add to their CV

Trainees develop Maths, English and Digital skills

Trainees are supported with CV building and Interviewing

Trainees develop confidence from time spent in the workplace

Trainees may be kept on as apprentices at their work experience provider

Traineeship Eligibility

You can apply for a traineeship if you are:

Eligible to work in England

Have little or no work experience but are motivated to work.

Aged 16-24 or 25 with an EHC plan

Finding Traineeships

Traineeships are provided and delivered by Training Providers and colleges. You can contact them to learn about the variety of traineeships they offer.

You can also find Traineeship opportunities from schools’ careers advisors, JobCentres and the Gov.Uk ‘Find a Traineeship’ website which lists opportunities nearby to you.

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