What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is ideal if you are motivated and want to gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for. It usually lasts between six weeks and six months.

Traineeships are designed to help young people gain the experience and skills they need to get an apprenticeship or job.
It means gaining experience with real employers who have jobs and apprenticeship available and are looking for young people to help them develop.


− A high-quality work experience placement
− Work preparation training
− English and maths if needed.
It will give you the confidence of having operated in a real work environment and you can get your maths and English to the required level.

All this is geared towards helping you towards your next goal whether this be an apprenticeship, other work or further education.

Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a traineeship but may support you with expenses such as transport and meals.

The work placement is a real opportunity to gain meaningful work experience. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be able to access financial support from your training provider, for example travel and childcare costs or if you need extra support due to a disability. If you are receiving welfare benefits your Jobcentre may be able to financially support you. Training costs are funded by the Government.

Are you…

− Motivated to work.
− Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience.
− Aged between 16-24 and have no qualifications above GCSE or equivalent.
If you have no work experience on your cv, or you’d like to get a taster of a particular job or industry, you might like to consider work experience first.

A traineeship can give you the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to boost your career prospects.

Contact us today and book in for a chat with one of our traineeship team.