What is a Traineeship?

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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:

Who are they for?

Traineeships are aimed at:

Will you get paid?

Traineeships are unpaid. However some colleges and employers pay a training allowance or may cover other costs such as travel or lunch during your work placement.  You might also qualify for financial support, including the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

What are the benefits of a Traineeship?

How do you find a Traineeship?

If you think a Traineeship could be the right route for you:

Traineeship Factsheet

Check out this Factsheet to see if you are eligible and whether a Traineeship is the right route for you.

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