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What are traineeships?

  • A traineeship is an education and training programme with work-experience that unlocks potential and prepares a young person for their future career.
  • The young person must be aged 16-24 and not hold a level 3 qualification.
  • Employers are supported to host the work experience element of a traineeship which is for a minimum of 100 hours, over a 4-6 week period.
  • There are no direct costs for the employer, the trainee does not receive a wage, and travel expenses are paid by the provider.
  • Many employers use traineeships to identify suitable apprenticeship candidates, however there is no obligation.

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