Is a traineeship right for you?Posted: 13th of May 2015 by
Traineeships are for young people who do not have a job and need to gain experience in the workplace before they are ready for full time employment.
Traineeships are available for young people who are not employed and who lack experience in the workplace or 19 – 24 year olds who have not yet gained a full Level 2 qualification equivalent to five GCSEs A*- C
As part of the same family as apprenticeships, traineeships are designed to provide trainees with the skills and work experience needed to progress to an apprenticeship or into a job. They are delivered by high quality providers, and for 16 - 19 year olds they form part of their study programme.
To be accepted as a trainee and to be successful you have to have the right attitude, which means that you need to want to work!
What does a traineeship involve?
A traineeship is an education, training and work experience programme delivered as a partnership between employers and training providers. The content of the training is designed around the needs of the young person but all young people who have not yet achieved GCSEs in English or maths are required to do this as part of the programme.
How long does a traineeship last?
They can last from six weeks to six months and include on average 100 – 240 hours of work experience. At the end of the programme the trainee may be interview if a job or apprenticeship is available or they may have an exit interview and be given feedback from their employer.
What’s the difference between a Traineeship and an Apprenticeship?
The main difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is the level of commitment involved. With an apprenticeship the employer agrees to employ the person for the term of the apprenticeship and once that period is complete all parties must agree that the contract is cancelled. With a traineeship, the employer agrees to employ the young person for the term of the traineeship but the contract can be cancelled at any time by signing a cancellation form. The other difference lies in what happens in the event of the business being sold during the period of traineeship / apprenticeship - on an apprenticeship should this happen, the new employer must keep the apprentice on, but there is no obligation with a traineeship.
Where Can I Find Out More?
Visit our dedicated traineeships page to find opportunities
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk also has a massive database of apprenticeships for you to search, covering all industries and areas.
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