A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work experience placement.

Traineeships help prepare young people aged 16 to 24, or 25 with an education, health and care plan, for employment or an apprenticeship. Traineeships must include at least 70 hours of work experience placement. They can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, but most last less than 6 months.

To run a traineeship programme you would need to offer a work experience placement to a trainee and work with a training provider to design the programme.

If you make new work placement opportunities available you may be eligible for an incentive payment of £1,000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.



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