When young people leave school, they are often unsure of what to do next. They don’t know where to start their career journey because they may fall into two groups.

‘you don’t have the qualifications to get a job, an apprenticeship or to start a career’ OR ‘you don’t have any work experience and you don’t know what is expected of you at work, or in a professional environment’

If you don’t have the qualifications nor the work experience to take your next steps after school, there is another path that you can take… a TRAINEESHIP…

What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is a short, flexible education programme designed for 16-24 year olds. They were introduced in the UK to help young people develop and learn the essential skills that will help them find a career.

The aim of a traineeship is to help people of school leaver age, or slightly older, to acquire the crucial skills that many employers look for in apprentices, graduates and potential future employees.

This can include soft skills, such as organisation and communication, as well as basic qualifications in literacy and numeracy. A traineeship can also involve interview preparation, and help with filling out application forms for further education schemes.

Traineeships are specifically designed to help young people develop the skills and qualifications that, for whatever reason, they may not have been able to pick up in school or other educational settings. Trainees then have the opportunity to showcase these skills to employers through short work experience placements.

A traineeship is a fantastic way to prepare you for further education programmes like an apprenticeship, and can be an important step towards a career.