What is a Traineeship?

Posted on 15 Aug 2017

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are aimed at young people aged 16-24 who are motivated to work but currently lack the skills, experience and behaviours sought by employers to secure an Apprenticeship or other sustainable employment.

Traineeships can last anywhere between six weeks and six months although they typically last four to five months.

English and Maths Support is intended to build on existing qualifications and progress learners towards a level two, unless they have already achieved a GCSE A*-C grade.

Work Preparation Training is aimed at providing young people with the skills to secure employment and the attributes to sustain employment.

Work Placements will give young people the exposure to a real work place so they can develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, attitudes and behaviours they need to succeed at work.  In an ideal scenario the work placement employer would offer a progression opportunity.

Upon completion of the Traineeship, trainees would be expected to progress onto an Apprenticeship, secure other employment or move into full time education or training.


Find out what trainees get up to on their Traineeships by watching some Traineeship Case Studies here.