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.