Discover how a Traineeship can help you 
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What is a traineeship? 

A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that helps to unlock the great potential of young people aged 16 to 24 preparing them for their future careers by helping them to become 'work ready'.  
The programme can last up to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to your individual career needs.  
At its core are English and Maths qualifications, work preparation training and a high quality work experience placement giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to secure an apprenticeship or other job in the future.  

Who are they for? 

Traineeships are an ideal opportunity if you are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. 
If you have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience then you might be a good candidate for a traineeship.  
You could be suitable if you are: 
Motivated to work. 
Unemployed, or work less than 16 hours per week and have little work experience. 
Aged between 16-24 and qualified below Level 3.  
A traineeship is probably not right for you if you: 
Already have the skills and experience needed to find work an apprenticeship or work. 
Are 25 years old or older. 
Are already employed. 


Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a traineeship but may support you with expenses such as transport and meals. The work placement is a real opportunity to gain meaningful work experience.  
All training costs are funded by the Government. 

Business Development Team 

For more information on Traineeships or how to apply for a traineeship, please contact the Business Development Team on; 
01329 825805 
Westfield House 
PO16 0DH 
01329 825805 
For Learners / Apprentices - 
Opening hours 
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm 


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