A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience, available to those between the ages of 16 and 24.
Traineeships are flexible programmes, where employers will work closely with a training organisation to design a programme suiting the needs of the business and trainee. Traineeships typically last up to 6 months.
The Skills Funding Agency's helpful guide (external link) includes details of the following areas:
- Overview of traineeships
- Business benefits
- Government support available (including £1,500 if a trainee progresses on to an apprenticeship)
- Case studies
You may also be interested in CONEL's traineeships (external link).