What is a Traineeship?
A Traineeship is a flexible training programme that gives real work experience for anyone aged 16 - 23. Core components are work preparation training, English and maths (where required) and work placements. Part of the work preparation training covers areas like confidence building, CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills.
Progression options at the end of the traineeship are: to Employment; onto an Apprenticeship OR enter full time education.
Its duration can last from 6 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. Some of your time will be spent in college, the rest in the workplace. You may get opportunities to work in either one or many employers.
It is great experience on your CV, as well as a stepping stone to further education. At the end of it you get a reference or even a job interview if a position is available with the company.
Is a Traineeship right for you?
Traineeships are for young people who are:
- Unemployed and not in education
- Need a helping hand in gaining work experience
- Not yet ready for an apprenticeship
Traineeship not applicable to you?
A Traineeship is probably not right for you if you are:
- Over 24 years of age (unless Learning difficulty Assessment up to academic age 25)
- Already in a job.