A Traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for full time work or an Apprenticeship
What is a traineeship?
A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
Who can do a traineeship?
Traineeships are designed to help young people aged 16 to 24, who are unemployed and have little or no work experience. Candidates need to be eligible to work in England be qualified below Level 3.
What is the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
The difference between a traineeship and apprenticeship is that traineeships are designed to help people who want to move into an apprenticeship or job. Unlike apprentices, people on a traineeship do not yet have essential skills such as England and maths, or have limited or no work experience. The traineeship aims to provide these skills and experience.
The other major difference is that traineeships may be unpaid and are not subject to minimum wage laws. They are also designed specifically for 16 to 24 year olds, whereas apprenticeships can be taken at any age.
Can a traineeship help me move onto an apprenticeship or full time work?
Yes, our aim as a company is to help all of our trainees move onto an apprenticeship once the traineeship comes to an end. A traineeship, in some cases, could be seen as an extended interview process, with most employers offering an apprenticeship or a full time position after the traineeship (if you impress!). This is not always the case however, if you do not get offered a role with the employer, they will usually provide a reference to help you elsewhere.
What areas can I do a traineeship in?
We offer traineeships in business administration, customer service, dental nursing, health and social care, retail and many more.
What is involved in a traineeship?
A traineeship comprises of three core elements:
- Work experience placement lasting at least six weeks.
- Work preparation training focusing on CV writing, interview tips and inter-personal skills.
- English and maths qualifications for those who have not achieved a GCSE grade A* – C or equivalent.
How long does a traineeship last for?
A traineeship can last anywhere between six weeks and six months, depending on the programme and the learner. This time is split between being in a classroom environment and in work experience.
Are traineeships a recognised and respected qualification?
Yes, traineeships are a recognised and respected qualification, with more employers realising their potential. Some companies now are using traineeships as part of their recruitment process.