Traineeships are available for young people aged 16 to 24 and for young people with Education and Health Care Plans up to age 25.

They can last from 6 weeks up to 12 months, though usually traineeships last for less than 6 months. They offer young people the opportunity to gain basic employability skills, on-the-job training and prepare them for work with the goal that they will progress into either an apprenticeship or employment after the traineeship.

The core target group for traineeships in 2020 to 2021 will be young people who, regardless of their background:

  • Are not currently in employment and have little work experience, but who are focused on work or the prospect of it.
  • Are age 16 to 24 and qualified up to and including a full Level 3, and
  • Providers and employers believe they have a reasonable chance of being ready for an apprenticeship or other employment within 6 months of completing a traineeship.

The government will fund employers who provide trainees with work experience, at a rate of £1,000 per trainee for up to up to ten learners in each of the nine government regions (therefore the maximum any employer can receive is £90,000). You’ll need to work with a training provider, like HIT Training, to deliver the associated learning and development – this will be fully funded by the government.

Work experience in traineeships should give the young person exposure to a real workplace so they can develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and behaviours they need to succeed at work. Offering an exit interview on completion which will need to include meaningful feedback

The traineeship is free to your business, but you may choose to support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.

Connect2Care can assist you with setting up a traineeship within your business.
Register your interest and speak to one of our team today!