What is a Traineeship?

What is a Traineeship?

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. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Traineeships are very flexible, and close working between a training organisation and an employer makes sure a programme can be designed which suits your needs and those of the employer.

Traineeships can last from six weeks up to six months and will include:

  • Work preparation training provided by the training organisation
  • English and maths support if required, provided by the training organisation
  • A work experience placement with an employer

In addition to these basic elements, the training provider and employer can add other things to meet the needs of the business and the local labour market.

At the end of the Traineeship, each young person will be guaranteed a job interview if a role becomes available or an exit interview and a reference from the company providing the work experience placement.

Who offers a Traineeship?

Most Training providers and Colleges are now starting to offer Traineeships

Current local providers include: