Traineeship Tender for 16-18 year olds is open. The deadline for 16-18 Traineeships Tender is 5pm Friday 23rd July 2021.

Enable have are in a position to offer funding from the ESFA for 16-18 Traineeships programmes for the academic year 2021/22. We are inviting voluntary and community organisations to tender to become a delivery partner on this funding stream.

Enable Traineeships will include accredited programmes of delivery. You will be upskilling maths, English and Digital skills, delivering employability skills and arranging with employers for work experience placements. We want you to concentrate on supporting those most affected by recent Covid-19 pandemic. Delivering Traineeships that will;

  • improve learners current situations
  • support their mental wellbeing
  • enabling people to enter the jobs market for the first time, or to re-skill and get back into work after losing their jobs due to Covid-19

ESFA Traineeships funding is delivered in 2 envelopes:

  • Envelope 1 – 01/08/2021 – 31/03/2022
  • Envelope 2 – 01/04/2022 – 31/07/2022

Please ensure that you submit all documentation required for this application process. To download the paperwork and applications, click on the buttons below. *** applications missing required documentation or submitted after the deadline of 5pm will not be accepted***

Enable will require delivery of the Traineeships to start in August 2020. Applications should be submitted by 5pm, Friday 23rd July 2021 and emailed to

After the application close date, successful applications will go to panel for assessment. We may come back to you to clarify points or submit further information. You will be notified of the outcome by 30th July 2021 5pm to explain if you have been successful or not. Feedback will be given on every application.  Part of the application process will be Enables annual Due Diligence, this will contribute to your overall application grading.

Contract Managers will contact you to discuss your allocation and the programme(s) you plan to deliver along with guidance on using the contractual paperwork during delivery. 

Guidance note: Select the Tender document for the Funding stream you require 16 -18 and / or 19-24

Applications for traineeships tender should be submitted by 5pm, Friday 23rd July 2021.

If you require any additional information please contact Nick Taylor at

For more information or help with your applications, contact us.

16-18 Traineeships tender link