Wrotham Sixth Form believes in providing a comprehensive careers advice service. While most of our students move on to study at university, with advanced, higher or degree level apprenticeships or go directly into the workplace, traineeships are a relatively new career path that may suit some.

Traineeships – the facts

A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience. It is designed to give young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people, aged 16 to 24, who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Those who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience are most likely be good candidates for a traineeship.

It has 3 core elements.

  • a high-quality work experience placement with an employer
  • work preparation training , provided by the training organisation
  • English and maths support, if required, provided by the training organisation

Traineeships last anything up to a maximum of 6 months with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.

Source: ‘Traineeships: Young People’

Click here for the government’s factsheet for young people.

Click here to apply for traineeships