Traineeships help unemployed young people get skills and experience for a job, apprenticeship or further education.
You can get a traineeship if you are registered unemployed and between 16 and 24 years old. Our traineeship team will help you learn skills for work, write a CV, prepare for interviews and get work experience while taking qualifications.
You can do a traineeships or apprenticeship in a number of different areas, including business and hairdressing/barbering.
Traineeships lasts up to six months and you continue to get unemployment benefit while you learn. Many employers also pay travel expenses and lunch money to support you through your course.
If you know what kind of work you want to do, ask companies if they will take you on as a trainee for free.
Many employers like people who take the initiative to find work. Tell them UK Training and Development can give you extra training while you work, funded by the government.
If an employer decides to offer you an apprenticeship at the end of the traineeship, they could be eligible for an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of up to £1,500 (terms and conditions apply).
Traineeships give employers and young people a chance to see how they get on before taking someone on full-time.
UKTD can also help you find a work placement. To find out more contact UKTD on 01442 230130.