This page contains information for employers who are considering recruiting a trainee and also young people who are considering applying for a traineeship.

A Traineeship can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.
Information for young people considering applying for a Traineeship!

Our Traineeships are designed to prepare you for progression on to an apprenticeship or employment. You will develop the valuable skills that employers are looking for.

Traineeships combine work experience and study which will help develop your employability skills, such as CV writing and interview preparation.

What are the entry requirements?

Traineeships are for young people who are:

  • eligible to work in England
  • have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
  • aged 16 to 18-year-olds (or 19 to 25-year-olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan) 
  • qualified up to level 3
Will I get paid?

You may be eligible for up £75 per week whilst you are on your traineeship.

Whilst completing the work experience the employer does not need to pay you, however, some employers will cover travel and lunch expenses.

What subjects do you offer Traineeships in?

We offer Traineeships in:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Childcare
  • Digital
  • Heath and Social Care
  • Manufacturing
Can I gain a qualification whilst on a Traineeship?

Yes, you can gain a vocational qualification whilst on your Traineeship.

In addition to this, if you do not already have your English and maths qualifications, you will be supported to achieve these. 

How do I apply or find out more?

Our dedicated Recruitment Team are available to answer all your questions!


T. 0161 233 2656

or you can complete the 'Contact Us' form on the website.

Click on the image to download our flyer.

Interested in recruiting a Trainee?

You may be eligible for an incentive payment of £1,000 per learner. You can claim this incentive for up to 10 learners per region.

What is a Traineeship

Traineeships help prepare young people aged 16 to 18 (or up to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan) for employment or an apprenticeship.

A Traineeships must include at least 70 hours of work experience placement. They can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, but most last less than 6 months.

As an employer, you can offer a work experience placement to a trainee and we will work with you to design their programme.

What are the benefits to my business?

Just some of the benefits to your business include:

  • Flexibility - it can be sector focused and is funded by the government
  • Provides your current employees experience in training and mentoring
  • Allows you to design a programme that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of your trainee
  • Can help you increase capacity and productivity
  • Can help you develop a loyal and talented workforce
  • Allow you to help tackle youth unemployment
  • Is a route into an apprenticeship
  • Allows you to get to know and work with young people prior to recruiting apprentices


Plus, if you create new work placement opportunities you may receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.

How many Trainees can we take on as an employer?

There is a limit of 10 trainees per employer which would result in a maximum payment from the government of £10,000.

What is my commitment when offering a traineeship?

When offering a traineeship, you need to provide:

  • Safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience
  • Constructive feedback and advice to the trainee
  • An interview for an apprenticeship of job in your business at the end of the traineeship if one is available
  • An exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available
Where can I receive more information?

For the latest information about Traineeships, visit, or complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch.

I am interested in recruiting a Trainee, how do I find out more?

We have a dedicated team of Business Advisors who will be happy to help you. They can discuss your requirements as well as provide you with information on the government incentives.


T. 0161 233 2656

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