Traineeships are an effective way for employers to recruit motivated young people.  

A Traineeship is a short job focussed programme, usually 6 - 12 weeks, for 16 - 24 year olds to learn the core skills needed for progression into a job or an Apprenticeship. It includes vocational training, English, maths and IT skills and work experience at an employer. 

A Traineeship 

  • is flexible, can be sector focused and is funded by the government
  • gives your current employees experience in training and mentoring
  • allows you to design a programme that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of the trainee
  • can help you increase capacity and productivity
  • can help you develop a loyal and talented workforce
  • allows you to help tackle youth unemployment
  • allows you to get to know and work with young people prior to recruiting apprentices

Financial Support For Work Experience 

Employers who make new work placement opportunities available can receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.

This work experience is a key part of the Traineeship. The incentive payment will help towards providing

  • safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience
  • a minimum of 70 hours of work experience (up to a maximum of 240 hours)
  • constructive feedback and advice to the trainee
  • an interview for an apprenticeship or job in your business at the end of the traineeship if one is available
  • an exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available

The traineeship is free to your business, but you may support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.

For more information

traineeships@bctg.org.uk or 0121 544 6455



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