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What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, our vocational based Traineeships in Child Care or Health & Social Care average around 13 weeks. We work with the 19 to 24 year old age group who are not in education, employment or training to get ready for an apprenticeship, further education or employment if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience. 

What does the traineeship programme include?

  • Employability Training – including CV writing, interview preparation & money management
  • Maths, English & ICT English qualifications (if needed)
  • A high-quality work placement
  • Help to secure long-term work at the end of the programme

What are the requirements for providing a work placement?

  • Safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience
  • A minimum of 70 hours of work experience – but no more than 240 hours for benefit claimants – over the duration of the traineeship (maximum of one year) and as agreed with the traineeship provider
  • Constructive feedback and advice to the trainee
  • An interview for an apprenticeship or job in your business at the end of the traineeship if one is available
  • An exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available

How can a traineeship help a young person?

  • Develop skills, knowledge and experience
  • Get a feel for an industry or work place
  • Enhance CV to make it more attractive to employers
  • Boost employability status

How can offering a work placement to a trainee help a business?

  • Increases the size and productivity of the workforce
  • Gives existing employees experience in training or mentoring
  • Brings new talent and creativity to the workforce
  • Helps to tackle youth unemployment
  • Enables businesses to work with individuals before offering permanent employment
  • Offers financial incentive payments of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners (subject to eligibility)

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For more information, please contact info@acorntraining.co.uk