A Traineeship is an education and training programme which includes work experience. This could help you gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
Traineeships can last anywhere between 6 weeks and 6 months, and will be tailored to your individual needs. The programme is likely to include:
Preparation for work, including help writing a CVs and preparing for interviews;
Helping you improve your English and maths (if you need it);
Experiencing the world of work through a high quality work experience placement which will give you important experience and a valuable reference.
Who are they for?
Traineeships are aimed at:
Young people who are unemployed or work less than 16 hours a week and don’t have much work experience;
Young people aged 16 – 18 who do not have a Level 3 qualificaton;
People aged 19 – 23 who do not have a level 2 qualificaton;
People aged up to 25 with a Learning Difficulty Assesment.
What are the benefits: A Traineeship will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job.
You will be able to build your CV and get vital experience with local and national employers.
You can get help to improve your English and maths skills which will boost your chances of getting a job, as well as improving your long term prospects and your earning potential.
Employers will be helping you get the skills you need to secure a job and succeed in employment.
You could get a job interview at the end of the work experience placement – if a role becomes available with the company. Even if one doesn’t, you’ll get a reference and an exit interview.