Traineeships

Traineeships

Can I be a Trainee?

A Traineeship gives you work experience with an employer. At the same time you will get Work Preparation Training plus English and Maths (if needed).  It’s a way into an Apprenticeship, Employment or Further Education.

See our guide:
Apprenticeship vs Trainee – What’s the difference?

You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3 
    See our ‘Levels‘ guide

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)
  • You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

Trainee information

  • What?
  • Why?
  • Pay?
  • Where?
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Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for you if you are aged 16 to 24, you are motivated to get a job or an Apprenticeship but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Those who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience are most likely be good candidates for a traineeship.

To get your career started you usually need a combination of experience in the workplace, employability skills and qualifications. A Traineeship can get you off to the right start and gives you the work experience, work preparation skills and other skills to get an Apprenticeship or a job. It can help you gain the skills you need and offer you an opportunity to take the next step in your career.

It usually takes between six weeks and six months to complete a Traineeship depending on your skills, the opportunities available and the Apprenticeship or job you are looking for.

A Traineeship could be for you if you are,

  • Motivated to work.
  • Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience.
  • Aged between 16-24 and have no qualifications above GCSE or equivalent.

Those who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience are most likely be good candidates for a traineeship.

Those who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience are most likely be good candidates for a traineeship.

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

Many Colleges and Training Providers can support you to participate in a Traineeship. You will need to contact them, maybe use this site to find a college or provider near you and their contact details.

They will help you to find out what you need to take your next step and shape a Traineeship for you.

The work experience will be with an employer who is willing and able to support your work experience and the work preparation and other skills may be completed in the College or Training Provider.

Apprenticeships are available in many industries from A to Z, from Accountancy through to Zoology.

What interests you? That is an important question because what an employer is interested in when they are looking for an apprentice is punctuality, reliability and having a real interest in the job, alongside a willingness to learn.

Contact your local College or Training Provider, you can use this site to find the one near you or the one that can offer what you want. Just contact them.

If you are in receipt of benefits you should speak to your Jobcentre Plus adviser.

You can also search live vacancies to see what is available and apply using the Find an Apprenticeship tool in the Apprenticeship section of this site. Some Traineeship vacancies are posted on this national site.

You can expect to complete an application form and provide an up to date CV. Some employers will ask you to take a short test before an interview or give you a short task to complete. You can then expect an interview with the employer.

Good luck

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