Get to know the benefits of Traineeships

Our Traineeship programme comprises a personalised training plan that supports 16-24-year-olds onto their chosen career path, supporting those with a chance to succeed who aren't quite ready to start an Apprenticeship. We offer a placement that will give them substantial and meaningful workplace experience and gives employers the opportunity to train them in order to shape a talented, potential employee.

What can be gained from a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is a significant step towards a rewarding career, providing students with a high-quality work experience placement that makes them job ready. They may receive support in the following:

  • Improving their English and maths skills, working towards formal qualifications
  • Work behaviours
  • CV writing
  • Completion of application forms
  • Developing their interview skills

At the end of the placement employers may offer an Apprenticeship or another paid role within the company.

Does a Traineeship cost anything?

There are no costs associated with taking part in a Traineeship and it should not affect your son's or daughter’s ability to claim benefits, even if the training exceeds 16 hours a week. This is due to Traineeships being classed as ‘approved education’. Traineeships are unpaid, but they should be viewed as a stepping stone to an Apprenticeship and a better career. We encourage all of our placement employers to cover expenses, including food and travel. Plus the trainee may be eligible to receive a bursary which is discussed at application.

What support is given?

Traineeships are flexible and tailored to each individual. We assess levels of English, maths and readiness for work as well as career aspirations. Regular reviews with the employer and ourselves will take place to monitor progress ensuring the best possible experience is received.

Is a Traineeship right for my child?

Traineeships are designed for motivated young people aged 16-24 who want the opportunity to gain some valuable work experience.


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