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A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is 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.
Traineeships can last up to six months and include:
Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace.
Traineeships will help to tackle this problem, while benefiting you in the following ways:
Your company will need to provide a high quality work experience placement for the trainee, lasting anything from six weeks to a maximum of five months.
Work experience placements should be:
Employers should be able to:
Once the young person has finished their Traineeship with your company, you will need to give them:
No, Traineeships are very flexible, and by working closely with SS&L you can design a programme which suits your needs and those of the trainee.
SS&L will assess the needs of the trainee. Depending on the individual, they will start the pre-employment elements including local business and sector information.
All training costs are met by Government funding. Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships but are encouraged to support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.
*All young people undertaking a Traineeship will be required to study English and maths, unless they have achieved a GCSE A*-C in those subjects or, for those aged 19-23, a GCSE A*-C in those subjects or a functional skills qualification at level 2. A full level 2 qualification is equivalent to five GCSEs at Grades A*-C and a full level 3 qualification is equivalent to two or more A Level passes.
**For more information on the AGE Grant of £1500 visit apprenticeships.org.uk