A traineeship is a government-funded work-experience placement of at least 100 hours for up to six months for unemployed people aged 16 – 24. If at the end of their programme, an employer decides to offer a trainee an apprenticeship, they could be eligible for an apprenticeship grant for employers of up to £1,500 (terms and conditions apply).
Traineeships are delivered by UKTD and funded by the government, with employers providing work experience and a formal job interview as part of the programme. UKTD can add additional content to meet the needs of the employer, learner and local labour market.
All training costs are met by government funding. You do not need to pay trainees but it is good practice to offer expenses for transport and meals.
Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace. Traineeships benefit businesses in the following ways:
Are you an employer? Do you want to have a trainee?