Offering you the opportunity to grow your business, our traineeships are all about developing both your current workforce and the next generation.

Help the next generation to get a foot into the world of work and grow your business too. A traineeship combines an unpaid work placement with a vocational course and employability skills.

Lasting from 6 weeks up to 12 months, traineeships are fully funded by the Government – employers don’t have to pay a thing.

Employers are also now being offered a £1000 incentive to take on a trainee (limited to 10 trainees per employer).

Business benefits of a traineeship include:

  • Providing your current employees with the opportunity to gain experience in training and mentoring
  • The freedom to design a programme that suits both the needs of the business and the needs of the trainee
  • Opportunity to increase capacity and productivity
  • Development of a loyal and talented workforce
  • Helps to tackle youth unemployment
  • Route into apprenticeships

Traineeships are available in areas such as Business Administration, Digital, Hospitality & Catering, Early Years, Construction, Sport, Motor Vehicle and Customer Service.

After completing a traineeship, the trainee can progress on to an apprenticeship – another beneficial business opportunity and a chance to inspire young learners.

Find out more about why we’re encouraging employers to make the most of this offer.

For more details on how you can get involved, please contact our Employer Engagement Team on 07966 229079 or 07468 724619 or enquire online.

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What employers and trainees say

Curtis Taylor took to the plastering traineeship like a duck to water and he has been a great help to me. The traineeship is a really good scheme for sole traders like myself who are constantly working against the clock and wages are also covered during the scheme.

There’s a good incentive to test the waters and see if your business can cope with taking someone new on. It’s like a pre-apprenticeship and if successful gives you the option to take the young person on as an apprentice which I’m now doing.

The traineeship has provided a good insight into the trade and Curtis will now be trained in all aspects of plastering to become a fully qualified plasterer with me.

Stuart Roberts
SD Roberts Plastering

I like working hands-on and I’ve always been a grafter. I work hard to push myself towards what I want to achieve. This new apprenticeship means everything to me. I’ve had ups and downs but I’m thankful for this because it will make my life better.

You learn in college but you also learn a lot of skills very quickly through on-the-job training during the traineeship.

Curtis Taylor
Plastering Trainee


Apprenticeships are a great way to develop a skilled and committed workforce.

Collaborate to Train

Collaborate to Train is a three-year project to engage over 250 local small businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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