Traineeships provide valuable work experience for those who are unemployed and almost work-ready but lack in particular work experience.  They can be beneficial for those interested in an Apprenticeship and who would benefit from work experience (perhaps sector specific) and skills to support their employability.  They provide a fantastic opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a job whilst gaining skills and qualifications that employers are looking for.

Key facts:

A Traineeship programme will include:

  • An extensive and managed on-site work placement with a local employer which meets the interests and aspirations of the trainee.
  • Accredited or non-accredited general employability skills learning (CV writing, application advice, interview tips).
  • Vocationally specific learning (accredited or non-accredited) and experiences that meet an individual’s career interests and aspirations.
  • Delivery of English and Maths qualifications up to and including GCSE grade C if an individual does not have a GCSE grade C in these subjects.



Each Traineeship will last about 12 weeks maximum