What is a Traineeship? It’s an education and training programme with work experience, focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and Maths for those who need it, and a high-quality work experience placement.
What Will A Traineeship Give You?
There are a lot of ways a Traineeship can benefit you. The ultimate aim of a Traineeship is that it gives you the skills that employers are looking for – it could be the first step in your career, potentially leading to an Apprenticeship and full-time job.
A Traineeship will give you the opportunity to build your CV and get vital work experience with local and national employers. By improving your English and maths skills, your chances of getting a job and earning more are higher.
Employers are at the centre of Traineeships to ensure they give you the skills you need to secure a job and succeed in employment. At the end of the work experience placement you’ll get a job interview with the company if a role becomes available, or a reference about the work you’ve done and an exit interview.
A Traineeship will put you in a better position to compete for an Apprenticeship or other job.
Traineeships For 16-24 Age Groups
If you’re aged between 16 and 24 you can apply for a Traineeship.
If you have learning difficulties, then you can be up to 25 years old and still be eligible for a Traineeship.
Are You Eligible For A Traineeship?
If the answer to the questions below is ‘no’, then you can apply for a Traineeship:
- Are you employed?
- Have you got 5 GCSEs at Grade C or higher, including Maths and English, or another full Level 2 qualification?
- Have you had much work experience?
- Are you younger than 16 or older than 25?
Check out the Traineeships Eligibility Fact Sheet here to see if a Traineeship is the correct route for you.
Traineeships or Apprenticeships: what’s the difference?
You might be eligible for a Traineeship, but might be thinking about what the difference is between a Traineeship and Apprenticeship. If you already have a job or ready to start an apprenticeship then a Traineeship is not suitable for you. Please see our Apprenticeships page for more information about
Current Traineeships with NTG Training
NTG currently have Traineeships available in Customer Service and Business Administration.
Traineeships: Your Questions Answered
Do I need any qualifications?
You don’t need any qualifications to do a Traineeship. If you are 16-24 you must not hold a Level 3 qualification.
How many hours a week is it?
A Traineeship is for 24 hours a week.
What qualification will I get?
Trainees work toward a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject.
Will I definitely get a job if I do a Traineeship?
Employment is not guaranteed, however when you finish the course your employer will arrange a meeting to discuss your future and job prospects. At the very least, when your Traineeship is complete you will leave with a minimum of the work experience and a meaningful reference, enhancing the chances of future employment.
Will a Traineeship interfere with my benefits?
No as Traineeships are classed as ‘in education’.
Do I get paid?
You don’t get paid, however you will be helped out with travel costs, plus – you will gain work experience which puts you in a good position to get a job or apprenticeship following the completion of your Traineeship.