Pre-apprenticeship programmes

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Some motivated and keen young people may not yet be ready for an apprenticeship. This is where traineeships can help. Traineeships are programmes for 16 to 24 year olds, designed to give them the skills, confidence and attitudes needed in the workplace.

They can support the transition from education into work and build the skills necessary for learners and employers to get the most out of apprenticeships programmes. The training costs of the programme are met by government funding and while employers are not required to pay the young person, you can offer support with expenses such as transport and meals.

By working with a training provider; you can design a traineeship that meets your needs.  At the core is a work experience placement but the programmes can further prepare young people by including things such as the behaviours expected in the work place, and support to achieve a standard of English and Maths if required.

The programmes can last up to a maximum of six months and are an ideal stepping stone into an apprenticeship or other employment opportunity. They have proved particularly valuable for people with learning disabilities or difficulties (LDD). Traineeships can also complement traditional workforce supply routes and help employers to become more accessible and inclusive.

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