A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

For more information on eligibility, funding and the business benefits of Traineeships please read the Fact sheet.

Traineeships can last from six weeks up to six months. Working with a training provider to shape your programme, your young person will gain:

  • Work preparation training provided by the training organisation
  • English and maths* support if required, provided by the training organisation
  • A work experience placement with an employer

In addition to these basic elements, you and the training provider can add flexible additional content to meet the needs of your business and the local labour market.

At the end of their Traineeship, each young person will be guaranteed a job interview if a role becomes available or exit interview and a reference from the company providing the work experience placement.

For more information about Traineeships, please go to


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