Printable – Traineeships

9 March, 2022

It’s National Career’s Week this week. To celebrate we have created two printables highlighting the benefits of Traineeships to employers and trainees.

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.

Traineeships help 16 – 24 year olds, or 25 year olds with an education, health and care (EHC) plan,  get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.

Trainees receive sector focused vocational learning to help prepare them for their apprenticeship or job and recognition of their learning

Traineeships are funded by the government. The cost of training is given directly to training providers. Traineeships are free to the employer, but they may choose to support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.

As a traineeship is not a job. Employers are not required to pay trainees for their work placement.

Any individual can apply for a traineeship if they are:

  • eligible to work in England
  • have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
  • aged 16 to 24 – or 25 with an EHC plan – and qualified up to level 3

After the traineeship the employer should:

  • offer the trainee an interview at the end of the programme if a job or an apprenticeship is available in their business
  • provide an exit interview with meaningful written feedback if no job or apprenticeship is available

You can download the printables here:

You find out more information about Traineeships here.