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What is a Traineeship?
What are the benefits of a Traineeship?
How do you find a Traineeship?
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What is a traineeship?

Traineeships are designed to help 16 – 24 years olds gain the skills and experience they need to get an apprenticeship or job.

At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Visit the Guidance for prospective trainees, employers and training providers to see if you are eligible and whether a traineeship is the right route for you.

What are the benefits of a traineeship?

  • A traineeship will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job
  • the opportunity to build your CV and get vital experience with local and national employers
  • improving your English and maths skills will boost your chances of getting a job, as well as improving your long term prospects and earning potential over your lifetime
  • employers are at the centre of traineeships to ensure they give you the skills you need to secure a job and succeed in employment
  • at the end of the work experience placement you’ll get a job interview with the company if a role becomes available or a reference and an exit interview.

How do you find a traineeship?

Now that you’ve determined that a traineeship could be the right route for you, there are three options available:

  • contact your local college or training provider to see if they are offering traineeship opportunities. Visit the Traineeship providers list to see who is in your area
  • if you are in receipt of benefits you should speak to your individual Jobcentre Plus adviser or work coach