A Traineeship is the perfect step for those that want to start their career and gain the skills and work experience they need to secure employment.

There are three main elements to each traineeship,

  • English and Maths qualifications;
  • Work preparation training;
  • A high quality work experience placement.

A Traineeship will provide you with the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to secure an apprenticeship or other job in the future.

Each programme can be tailored to your individual career needs and will help you to unlock your potential in preparation for a career by helping you to become ‘work ready’.

How is this delivered?

The whole traineeship will last for about 12 weeks, including your work placement. For that time you will be with your tutor or on your placement for 3-5 days a week.

When you are in the training centre the day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.00pm. The key topics that are covered include,

  • Overcoming barriers to employment;
  • Effective communication;
  • CV and Cover Letter writing;
  • Staying safe online;
  • Workplace etiquette;
  • Working in a team;
  • Health and safety;
  • Applying for jobs and apprenticeships;
  • Interview skills;
  • Managing money;
  • Rights and responsibilities at work;
  • Healthy living.

What are the benefits of a Traineeship?

A Traineeship will ensure you are ‘work ready’ and have the confidence to take your first step towards starting a career and securing yourself an Apprenticeship or job.

The work preparation training will enhance your chances of employment when applying for an Apprenticeship or job and you can really sell yourself as you will create a fantastic CV.

Your work placement employer will provide you with an interview or reference at the end of your Traineeship programme.

Maths and English support is provided to gain the skills required to boost your chances of getting a job, as well as improving your long term prospects and earning potential

Who is it suitable for?

Traineeships are ideal for those who want to get a job but don’t yet have the skills and experience that employers look for. If you have previously been unsuccessful when applying for an Apprenticeship or other job, a Traineeship will help you gain the skills and experience required to become successful.

How much does it cost?

Government funding is available so you can access this programme fully funded if you:

  • Are aged between 16-24 and qualified below Level 3;
  • Are unemployed or work less than 16 hours per week.

Will I get paid?

Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a Traineeship but may offer to support you with expenses. Your bus fares will be paid to cover your travel costs to the training centre and work placement.

Depending on your individual circumstances you may be able to access financial support, through the 16-19 Bursary Fund or the 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund.

How do I get started?

Click here to book onto our next Step Up session, or here for details of specific traineeships we have running with one of our employer partners, or call us now on 0115 959 9544 to book a place. Alternatively, fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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