Getting a step up!
Traineeships at a glance
- Designed for those who are not currently in a job and have little work experience, but are focused on gaining employment at some point
- aged 16 to 19-years old and forms part of the study programme provision
- aged 16 to 24-years old and qualified below Level 3
- whom providers and employers believe have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a traineeship
What are Traineeships?
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.
What are the requirements for Traineeships courses?
To start a traineeship, you’ll need to:
- be eligible to work in England
- have little or no work experience and be unemployed
- be aged 16 to 24, or 25 with an education, health and care (EHC) plan
What support can I get during the course?
1. Traineeships can be created to meet your needs and prepare you for what employers are looking for.
2. As a trainee, you’ll get:
- training to prepare you for work, including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace
- support to improve your English, maths and digital skills
- a high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours
3. You will not be paid for the work placement but employers may be able to support you with expenses for things like travel and meals. You should still continue to get any benefits you currently receive.
What happens after Traineeship course is complete?
- What happens when you reach the end of your traineeship depends on if your employer has a job available.
- If a job is available, you can apply for it. If nothing is available, you’ll have an exit interview with written feedback.
- Traineeships should prepare you for an apprenticeship.
- You could also go on to further education or get a job.
If you need additional support please come and see either Ms Tagoe or Mr McArdle.