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What traineeships are and how young people can apply for one.

What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a course that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 6 months.
Designed to help 16 to 24 year olds – or 25 year olds with an education, health and care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.

Who Can Apply?

You can apply for a traineeship if you’re:
  • Eligible to work in England
  • Have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
  • Aged 16 to 24 – or 25 with an EHC plan – and qualified below level 3

What does a Traineeship include?

Traineeships are free. The cost of training is given directly to training providers by the government.
A traineeship isn’t a job and employers are not required to pay you for the work placement.
Support from Pathway Group
Training to prepare you for work including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace

Support to improve your English and maths if you need it
Support from the Employer
A high-quality work placement of at least 100 hours

An interview for an apprenticeship or job if available, or an exit interview with written feedback
You may get:
  • Expenses for transport and meals from your employer
  • Financial support for travel, childcare or a disability from your training provider
  • Support from your local Jobcentre Plus if you are eligible for work benefits

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