Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people who are not quite 'work ready'. A Traineeship gives young people aged 16-24 essential work preparation training, English and maths skills and work experience they need to get an Apprenticeship or other job in the future.
Businesses are required to:
- Offer at least 100 hours work experience over a maximum of six months
- Enable the young person to develop new skills and behaviours
- Provide a real workplace experience and structured opportunity
- Give a meaningful exit interview and reference
All training costs are met by government funding and employers are not required to pay the young person (but may support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals).