What Are the New ‘Traineeships’ For?

Traineeships are an education and training programme based on work experience that is focused on giving young people the work skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Traineeships are designed for those aged 16-24 who need extra help before moving on to an apprenticeship or employment.  They are aimed at young people with limited exam results who have the potential (given the right support) to succeed in an apprenticeship.

They provide work preparation training, English and Maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Traineeships last anything from six weeks to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to the needs of the individual trainee.

The new programmes began in August 2013 and are run by  training providers (colleges and private sector training organisations) with Ofsted inspection grades of Outstanding or Good.

Providers and employers are required to work together to develop and offer a package that delivers a work-ready or Apprenticeship-ready individual.  You can find traineeships on the official Find a Traineeship web site.

For more on Traineeships read about: Foundation Learning