Traineeships are for young people who do not have a job and who need to gain experience in the work place. They are work experience programmes for young people who need extra help before moving on to an apprenticeship or employment. Traineeships are aimed at young people aged 16-24 with limited exam results who have the potential (given the right support) to succeed in an Apprenticeship.

Traineeships can last anywhere from six weeks to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to the needs of the individual.

Normally Trainees are not be paid, but many employers cover at least some of the expenses of travel & food and you may be able to get support from 16-19 Bursary Fund or the 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund.

Improving foundation skills (such as maths and English) as part of a Traineeship can be an extremely effective way of preparing for progression, a higher level of learning and eventually better job prospects.

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