A traineeship is an education and training programme with a core aim of work experience to help young people to become ready for work.

Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 who need the opportunity to develop their employment skills and knowledge. A traineeship gives them the chance to prepare for work and build their English and maths skills. A traineeship is made up of a significant work experience placement, English and maths and work preparation training. Most of the learning that takes place on a traineeship is in the workplace.

Traineeships are open to all young people including those who have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Traineeships can last up to a maximum of 6 months.

After a traineeship many young people move into further training, an apprenticeship or paid work.

Page last reviewed: 26/08/2020


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