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If you are considering employing an apprentice but are not yet ready to commit to hiring a recruit, you may wish to consider offering a traineeship, which we can support.

These are structured work placements of between 6 weeks and six months* with the potential to progress onto an apprenticeship at the end of the placement.

  • Available for 16-24-year-olds.
  • £1,000 employer incentive per trainee.
  • Eligible for those with a Level 3 qualification or below.
  • Minimum 100 hours placement over a minimum of 6 weeks, maximum six months*.
  • Study Maths, English and work-preparation training, i.e. writing CVs, preparing for interviews, searching for jobs and developing interpersonal and communication skills.

Benefits for employers

  • Develop the skills of young people from your local community.
  • Reduce the risk to your business of recruiting an apprentice by offering a short traineeship first.
  • Provide your established members of staff the opportunity to mentor a young person.
  • The programme can be flexible around your business needs.
  • Government incentive payment of £1,000.

Benefits for trainees

  • Gain substantial work experience in an organisation committed to staff training.
  • Being mentored by an employee of the organisation.
  • Continue to develop your Maths and English skills.
  • Undertake work preparation training.
  • Find out if an apprenticeship is the right option for you.