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.
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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
You can apply for a traineeship if you are:
Have little or no work experience but are motivated to work.
Aged 16-24 or 25 with an EHC plan
Traineeships are provided and delivered by Training Providers and colleges. You can contact them to learn about the variety of traineeships they offer.