A great way to help you build your CV, helping you to learn the essential skills that every employer wants, setting you on the right path to compete for intermediate and advanced apprenticeships or employment.
What is a Traineeship?
A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. Helping young people get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.
Work preparation training
Giving you the skills and confidence needed the first step in your career. You’ll go to workshops to help you write a CV, cover letters, application forms and prepare for interviews.
Skills you need to find a job
Employers are at the centre of traineeships, so they focus on your skills and future success in employment
Maths & English support
Developing the skills you need for the workplace and boosting your job prospects, your long-term career progression, and earning potential!
You’re guaranteed an exit interview, and you’ll be working alongside employees at the company
An improved CV
Traineeships give you great practical experience and experience on paper
Who can apply for a Traineeship?
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
Applications for Traineeships are open throughout the year. Some employers only hire at certain times, but as the programmes are quite short a majority of employers hire cohorts across the year.
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 to improve your English and maths if you need it
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