Traineeships for Employers

Support the next generation by providing a work placement for young and enthusiastic people, who can bring a fresh approach and new ideas to the workplace.
  • Offer the trainee(s) an interview at the end of the programme if a job or an apprenticeship is available in your business
  • Provide an exit interview with meaningful written feedback if no job or apprenticeship is available

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships

A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people, aged 16 to 24, and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

At its core are a high-quality work experience placement, work preparation training, and English and maths if needed, giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping them secure an apprenticeship or other job in the future.

Training & Real Work Experience

Our traineeship programmes last around 12 weeks, with trainees spending at least 50% of this time spent at our training centre ham.  The remainder of the traineeship will be spent at an organisations workplace, continuing building on the skills and attributes gained at the centre.

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The Benefits of Traineeships

Traineeships are a great way for businesses to develop young talent into their workforce, via work experience placements, and recruit potential talent, as long term employees or apprentices.

  • Support the national recovery to reduce the potential impact of the pandemic on youth employment.
  • Access a £1,000 government grant per Trainee up to a maximum of 10 for providing work placement opportunities
  • Recruitment opportunities and building talent pipelines: work experience placements enable employers to access a wider range of talent while also making a useful contribution to strategic talent management and workforce planning
  • Fresh ideas: young people offer new ideas and ways of thinking, reflecting the interests and needs of the next generation of customers and consumers
  • Staff development: offering work experience placements can provide opportunities for existing staff to supervise and mentor a young person, therefore helping to develop their management and other professional and personal skills.
  • More engaged workforce: providing work experience sends a positive message to the wider workforce about the values of the organisation.
  • Engagement with the local community helps boost local economic development and can also lead to increased brand loyalty and profile, and in turn to greater profit

Employers who make new work placement opportunities available may also receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners. More guidance will follow on this new incentive.

Traineeship Funding

The costs of a traineeship are fully covered by the government so the only investment required from an organisation is for the development and training of the individual trainee.

  • Employers who make new work placement opportunities available may also receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.

Employer Incentives

After the programme you should:

  • Offer the trainee(s) an interview at the end of the programme if a job or an apprenticeship is available in your business
  • Provide an exit interview with meaningful written feedback if no job or apprenticeship is available

Employers who make new work placement opportunities available may also receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.

The Benefits of Work Experience

Work experience is vital to young people as they enter the labour market. It helps young people to make the transition from education into working life by giving them:

  • First-hand experience of the workplace and an insight into jobs and sectors
  • Increased confidence and employability skills
  • Experience to build their CVs and access to networks
  • An understanding of how recruitment works
  • Insight into how their skills and abilities translate to the workplace

For employers, offering work experience is beneficial for a number of reasons:

  • Recruitment opportunities and building talent pipelines: work experience placements enable employers to access a wider range of talent while also making a useful contribution to strategic talent management and workforce planning
  • Fresh ideas: young people offer new ideas and ways of thinking, reflecting the interests and needs of the next generation of customers and consumers
  • Staff development: offering work experience placements can provide opportunities for existing staff to supervise and mentor a young person, therefore helping to develop their management and other professional and personal skills
  • More engaged workforce: providing work experience sends a positive message to the wider workforce about the values of the organisation
  • Engagement with the local community helps boost local economic development and can also lead to increased brand loyalty and profile, and in turn to greater profits

Why does Work Experience Matter?

Young people are among the most disadvantaged groups in the labour market because they lack the experience of the workplace and the job-specific skills that employers ask for. Work experience is something employers value, alongside attitude, almost more than qualifications.

Work experience can help to challenge employer perceptions of young people’s skills and attitudes, give young people access to networks and help them to make more informed career choices.

Work Experience is a win-win situation for everyone:
  • Employers get the skills they need
  • Young people gain access to the labour market
  • Society can avoid the negative consequences and long-term scarring of high youth unemployment.

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Find out more

Speak to one of our engagement team by emailing info@pathwaygroup.co.uk or fill out the form below: