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What is different between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
A traineeship is a short-term training programme, aimed at getting you ‘work ready’. It is designed to give you work preparation training, English and maths and a high quality work experience placement.
An apprenticeship is a real job. You'll be working alongside experienced people, learning from them as you go. Working at least 30 hours a week, you’ll gain a lot of the training you need in the workplace. But you will also be supported by us to gain vital skills as well as being assessed and accredited.
Can I do an apprenticeship after a traineeship?
Yes, the aim of a Traineeship is to provide pre Apprenticeship training. It will prepare you and help you gain the skills needed to progress onto an apprenticeship, once their traineeship is completed.
Are traineeships recognised by employers?
Yes, and each day more employers are realising the potential of traineeships. Several of the large businesses we work with are now using traineeships as part of their recruitment process.
Do I get paid?
No, but you will gain on-the-job experience, a nationally recognised qualification and training which can lead to a paid apprenticeship or another form of employment. The employers we work with are encouraged to support expenses such as transport. Depending on your circumstances you may be able to access financial support through the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
Does it cost me anything?
Traineeship programmes are funded by the government so there are no costs involved.