A Traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people, ages 16 to 24! This programme prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’. They have many benefits:-
1.) Traineeships allow you to get ahead of the competition by bringing enthusiastic young people with their fresh ideas into your business before they get on to the job ladder.
2.) A trainee can provide extra support to your existing teams during busy periods.
3.) All Traineeships costs are met by Government funding.
4.) Traineeships will allow you to shape the skills and experience of young people from your local community, helping your business to develop a loyal and talented workforce, whilst supporting the community.
5.) Working with trainees will give established staff members the chance to develop their skills in mentoring and coaching young people.
6.) Traineeships are designed to be as simple as possible for employers and can be tailored to suit the specific needs of individual businesses.
7.) If you decide to offer a trainee an Apprenticeship you could be eligible for an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of £1,500.
What will your business need to provide?
Companies commit to providing a high-quality work experience opportunity, which is substantial and meaningful. It should last for at least 100 hours (a max. of 240 hours for benefit claimants) over a max. of 6 months alongside other training. Long enough to enable the trainee to develop new skills, ensuring they are work ready. Employers offer an opportunity to work closer to their desired areas of interest.
What are the financial costs?
Training costs are met by Government Funding. Employers are NOT required to pay for the trainee but may support with expenses such as transport. A traineeship will not impact a young person’s benefit entitlement.
Is it a rigid programme?
They are very flexible and tailored to the needs of your business and those of the individual. Firstly, we will assess the needs of the young person. Then, agreements will be made to what days the trainee will be on work placement and decide how the programme is delivered.