With traineeships you’ll enjoy education and training programmes built by employers to help get you ‘work ready’. They’re designed to give you basic training in English and Maths. And valuable work experience too. They give you a chance to learn more about what employers want, build your CV and to gain confidence right from the start. So you’re ready to find the apprenticeship you want. If you’re aged between 16 and 24 and want to work, but a little unsure of your skills, a traineeship could be just right for you.
If you’ve been turned down for a job or are struggling to get an apprenticeship, a traineeship might be right for you. All you need is to be keen to work, unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week, and aged 16 to 24* with less than Level 3 qualifications.
There are no fees. And you may be able to apply for funding with The 16-19 Bursary Fund, depending on your circumstances.
Your traineeship will last between six weeks and six months. You can expect to get a high quality work placement with flexible training, as well as the opportunity to study and beef up your literacy and numeracy skills. Remember, traineeships are created by employers, so you know you’re getting the skills and experience that employers want.
You won’t get paid, although your employer will sometimes cover the cost of things like food and travel.
There may even be a job opportunity at the end of your traineeship. If so, you’ll be given a chance to interview. But even if there’s no job available, you’ll still get an exit interview to discuss what you’ve learned, as well as a valuable reference for your CV.