What is a traineeship?

A traineeship is an opportunity for young people aged 16-24 to gain work experience and an insight into the world of work before making choices on taking the next steps in their career journey.

Alongside work experience, traineeships involve vocational training and support with English and maths.

Work experience gained within a traineeship is an invaluable opportunity to explore the workplace, understand employers’ expectations and make informed choices.


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What are the benefits of traineeships?

Trainees gain valuable working experience to add to their CV

Trainees develop maths, English and digital skills

Trainees are supported with CV building and interviewing

Trainees develop confidence from time spent in the workplace

Trainees may be offered the opportunity to progress on an apprenticeship at their work experience provider

Traineeship eligibility

You can apply for a traineeship if you are:

Eligible to work in England

Have little or no work experience but are motivated to work.

Aged 16-24 or 25 with an EHC plan

Finding Traineeships

Traineeships are provided and delivered by training providers and colleges. You can contact them to learn about the variety of traineeships they offer.

You can also find Traineeship opportunities from schools’ careers advisors, JobCentres and the Gov.Uk ‘Find a Traineeship’ website which lists opportunities nearby to you.

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