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A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Why do a Traineeship?

A Traineeship can help young people gain the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job when they leave school.

Work preparation training and work experience will put the young person in a better position to compete for an Apprenticeship or other job. At the end of the work experience placement your child will get a reference and an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available – with the company.

How long are Traineeships?

Traineeships will last anything from six weeks to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to the needs of the individual.

What will I learn whilst doing a Traineeship?

Work preparation training which ensures young people are ready and have confidence to take the first step in their career, such as an Apprenticeship.

Maths and English support to ensure the young person has the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace.

Meaningful work experience which provides insight and experience of the world of work.

Who can do a Traineeship?

  • Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
  • Young people who have been applying unsuccessfully for Apprenticeship vacancies due to a lack of skills or experience can be good candidates for a Traineeship.

Where can I find more information about Traineeships?

The National Apprenticeship Service has further information about Traineeships and apprenticeships.