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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.