A traineeship can help motivated young people to gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships are designed to boost the career prospects of those who are aged between 16-24 and are unemployed or work fewer than 16 hours per week. A traineeship is made up of three parts: a high-quality work experience placement, work preparation training and English and maths (if needed). A traineeship will usually last between six weeks and six months. Training costs are covered by the Government, and employers are not obliged to offer trainees a wage. However, help may be offered with expenses and to those with specific needs such as childcare or disability support.
"A traineeship represents a valuable opportunity for young people to develop skills, gain confidence and experience, and lay a foundation for their next step."