What is a traineeship?
A traineeship is a free skills development programme that includes a work placement. They enable individuals aged 16-24 to gain the skills, experience and confidence required to pursue an apprenticeship or full-time job.
Along with work experience, traineeships involve vocational training and support with English, Maths and I.T.
Trainees are not paid or their work placement, however employers may contribute to expenses such as transport and meals. Trainees must complete a minimum of 70 hours of work experience, and 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.