A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. A traineeship is a Government programme designed to prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become 'work ready'.
What will I learn?
For the College you will get:
training to prepare you for work, including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace
support to improve your English, maths and digital skills if you need it
- sector focused vocational learning to help prepare you for your apprenticeship or job and recognition of your learning
From the employer you get:
a high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours
- an interview for an apprenticeship or job if available, or an exit interview with written feedback
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in the classroom and workplace through written and practical assessments
Traineeships are for young people aged 16 to 23 inclusive or those with an EHC Plan up to the age of 25 who are motivated to work but have been unsuccessful in securing an apprenticeship or other job due to lack of skills and/or experience.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Students could progress onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.
Young people aged 16 - 18 and qualified below level 3 or those aged 19 - 23 and qualified below level 2 could be eligible for a traineeship if they are unemployed or work fewer that 16 hours a week and have little work experience. A traineeship is a training programme and isnt a job. Employers are not required to pay you for the work placement.
If you are eligible, you can maintain your entitlement to benefits whilst on a traineeship as necessary.