What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are a great way to help you build your CV. That is because traineeships help you to learn the essential skills that employers want while giving you experience of the world of work.

A traineeship has three core elements:

A traineeship is an education and training programme which includes work experience.

Traineeships are designed for people aged 16 to 24 and provide the essential work preparation training you may require to be eligible for an apprenticeship. You can also work towards your English and Maths qualification.

A high-quality work experience placement with an employer. Traineeships don’t always pay you wages but some training providers may offer a travel and food bursary.

Traineeships can last anything from 12 weeks up to a maximum of 12 months with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual. A traineeship will set you on the right path to progress to an apprenticeship or potentially go straight into employment.

In short, they’re an amazing stepping stone to full-time paid work if you don’t have many qualifications or much experience.