An exciting opportunity to kick-start your career

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.

You can apply for a Traineeship if you are:

  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3
  • eligible to work in England.

What will a Traineeship involve?

  • a high quality work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)
  • you won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

Are you an employer?

Download a PDF copy of our Employer Briefing below for more information.


Traineeship programmes

Programmes can be tailored to meet your needs and prepare you for what local businesses are looking for. A traineeship is a training programme and isn’t a job. Employers are not required to pay you for the work placement, but they can support you with expenses such as transport and meals.

If you are eligible, you can maintain your entitlement to benefits whilst on a traineeship as necessary. Along with recognition of your learning, there will be support to link you with job opportunities.

We are currently offering traineeships in two areas - Digital Skills for Work and Construction. Click/tap the images below to view our traineeship leaflets.

Digital Skills for Work

This qualification enhances your competency in digital literacy skills, supporting you within your current job role or giving the opportunity for progression into a role where digital skills are required.


This qualification provides candidates with an essential foundation in relevant matters of health and safety. It is suitable for individuals wanting to work in the construction industry and can be the first step to an apprenticeship.

The next step

When will they start?

Our first traineeships are planned for April 2021 - however, you can still contact us to discuss your options.

Call our Business Development team on 01235 216 216 for further details, where we will talk honestly and openly about all of the options available to you.