About Traineeships

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Overview

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year (although most will last for less than 6 months).

Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds - or 25 year olds with an education, health and care (EHC) plan - get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.

Who can apply

You can apply for a traineeship if you’re:

  • Eligible to work in England
  • Have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
  • Aged 16 to 24 - or 25 with an EHC plan - and qualified up to level 3
    NB the traineeship is split into to age groups for funding
  • 16-18
  • 19-24, 25 with and Education, Health, Care Plan. (must be 19 by 31st July 2020) to be able to start between now and 31st July 2021.


What a traineeship includes

Traineeships are free. The cost of training is given directly to training providers by the government.

From the training provider you get:

  • training to prepare you for work, including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace
  • support to improve your English, maths and digital skills if you need it
  • sector focused vocational learning to help prepare you for your apprenticeship or job and recognition of your learning

From the employer you get:

  • a high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours
  • an interview for an apprenticeship or job if available, or an exit interview with written feedback

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.

You may get:

  • expenses for transport and meals from your employer
  • financial support for travel, childcare or a disability from your training provider
  • support from your local Jobcentre Plus if you are eligible for work benefits

Benefits to employers

A traineeship:

  • is flexible, can be sector focused and is funded by the government
  • gives your current employees experience in training and mentoring
  • allows you to design a programme that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of the trainee
  • can help you increase capacity and productivity
  • can help you develop a loyal and talented workforce
  • allows you to help tackle youth unemployment
  • is a route into an apprenticeship
  • allows you to get to know and work with young people prior to recruiting apprentices

Employers who make new work placement opportunities available may also receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners. More guidance will follow on this new incentive.

Employer responsibilities

When offering a traineeship work placement, employers need to provide:

  • 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

The traineeship is free to your business, but you may support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.

Designing the programme

The training provider will assess the needs of the trainee. Trainees may need pre-employment training before starting work experience.

You and the provider will then plan and agree:

  • the days the trainee works
  • how the programme will be delivered

Traineeships are flexible. You can adjust the programme as you go to make sure you and the trainee get the most out of it.

After the programme

Employers should:

  • offer the trainee an interview at the end of the programme if a job or an apprenticeship is available in your business
  • provide an exit interview with meaningful written feedback if no job or apprenticeship is available

What traineeships are on offer through Swatpro?

For 16–18-year-olds:

Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust offering traineeship opportunities within clinical health and all other areas within the Bristol NHS Trust with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards.

Location: Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Course dates: Ongoing enrolment

Course hours: Class attendance once a week 9:30am to 15:30pm, with work experience over the other 4 days.

The course will cover:

This is to gain industry knowledge and skills required to prepare for the work placement. Covering: digital skills and CV writing in supporting work experience placement. The work experience placements are matched to the area of the Trust the trainee wishes to find work.

Contact Jonathan Hall:

Telephone No. Mobile 07979 494701 or 0117 414 9259

Email Address: jonathan.hall@nbt.nhs.uk

Exeter

Puffins of Exeter are offering childcare traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards at Puffins of Exeter.

Location: Head Office – 13 Mont le Grand, Exeter EX1 2PD

Course dates:

8 week roll on and off program with starts between 14th June and 23rd August.

Course hours:

Classroom sessions on a Wednesday 09.30am – 13.30pm with work experience 9.00am to 16:30pm usually a Thursday and a Friday in one of the nurseries.

The course will cover:

Working to achieve the level 1 award in caring for children and the level 1 award in employability, and where necessary the level 1 award in digital skills, maths, and English.

Contact Sue Holding:

Telephone No. Main office 01392 496017 or Sue’s mobile 07519047713

Paignton

Our partner Paignton SEC are offering traineeship across all sectors dependant of work placement availability and agreed opportunity for progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and/or a job for further training.

Location: 3 Midvale Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 5BD

Course dates: Ongoing enrolment

Course hours: This traineeship is designed to meet the needs of the trainee with training being delivered between 9am to 17.00pm to suit, and with the work experience hours agreed with the employer. These are usually between 6 to 12 hours weekly.

The course will cover:

• A work experience placement. Ideally one or two days a week

• Work preparation training, which involves help creating a quality CV, interview practice, help with job applications and careers advice

• English, Maths and Digital skills qualifications if required

• Sector specific training if required

Contact Pippa or Sarah:

Telephone No. Main office 01803 559816 or Sarah’s mobile 07519047713

Email Address: pippa@paigntonsec.com


Somerton

Our partner Train4All are offering general construction traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and jobs within construction sector.

Location: Train4All Academy, Units 1- 4 Jubilee Park, Badgers Cross Lane, Somerton, TA11 7JF

Course dates: Start in autumn of 2021

Course hours:

Your traineeship may last 6 weeks or up to 6 months, up to 2 days training on site 9am through to 16:30pm and work experience starts after week 2 – 3 days per week as per employer requirements start hours vary from 8am with most placements finishing at 16:30pm.

The course will cover:

Construction relevant courses

Employability Skills – Work Preparation

Maths, English and Digital Skills

Work Experience with employers

Construction industry interview

Contact Kirsty Wood or Ash Khan:

Telephone No. Main office 01458 274043

Email Address: enquiries@train4all.co.uk

For 19–24-year-old people or people 25 with an Education Health Care plan:

Birmingham

House of Clive (Reflections Hair) offering barbering, hairdressing, and business admin opportunities.

Location: Unit 2A & 2B, Commercial St, Birmingham, B1 1RS

Course dates: Start 3rd June completing 27th July 2021 with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards.

Course hours: Academy hours 9.30am to 4.30pm and work placement hours 9.00am to 5.00pm (times may vary to individual work placement).

The course will cover:

Attending the training academy 2 days a week for the first 2 weeks (all academy sessions will be based on a mix of face to face or remote delivery).

This is to gain industry knowledge and skills required to prepare for the work placement. Covering: digital skills and CV writing in supporting work experience placement.

Following this, attendance to the academy will be weekly with a minimum of 2 days’ work experience for a further 6 weeks minimum. Training days to the Academy will be based on a Wednesday or Thursday, work experience days will be flexible to employer requirements. This programme is based on progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards

Bristol

House of Clive (Reflections Hair) offering barbering, hairdressing, and business admin traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards.

Location: 15a Colston St, Bristol, BS1 1RS

Course dates: Start 13th May completing 15th July 2021

Course hours: Academy hours 9.30am to 4.30pm and work placement hours 9.00am to 5.00pm (times may vary to individual work placement).

The course will cover:

Attending the training academy 2 days a week for the first 2 weeks (all academy sessions will be based on a mix of face to face or remote delivery).

This is to gain industry knowledge and skills required to prepare for the work placement. Covering: digital skills and CV writing in supporting work experience placement.

Following this, attendance to the academy will be weekly with a minimum of 2 days’ work experience for a further 6 weeks minimum. Training days to the Academy will be based on a Wednesday or Thursday, work experience days will be flexible to employer requirements. This programme is based on progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards

Contact: Sami Wilson 07826917062 or Reception 01179 221440

Ellie Stone 07717376008 or Reception 01179 221440

Email Address: sami.wilson@reflectionstraining.co.uk

ellie.stone@reflectionstraining.co.uk

Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust offering traineeship opportunities within clinical health and all other areas within the Bristol NHS Trust with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards.

Location: Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Course dates: Ongoing enrolment, last start for this period 31st May

Course hours:

Class attendance once a week 9:30am to 15:30pm, with work experience over the other 4 days.

The course will cover:

This is to gain industry knowledge and skills required to prepare for the work placement. Covering: digital skills and CV writing in supporting work experience placement. The work experience placements are matched to the area of the Trust the trainee wishes to find work.

Contact Jonathan Hall:

Telephone No. Mobile 07979 494701 or 0117 414 9259

Email Address: jonathan.hall@nbt.nhs.uk


Dorchester, Poole,

Side by Side offering childcare traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards at Side by Side and other local childcare settings.

Location: Side by Side Training Centre, Middle Farm Barns, Middle Farm Way, DT1 3WA

Course dates: Ongoing enrolment, with last start date 17th May 2021

Course hours:

Course teaching Monday, Tuesday, Fridays 9am-2pm

Work hours: Wednesday, Thursday 9am-5pm

The course will cover:

Working to gain knowledge and skills in child development and wellbeing and the level 1 award in employability, and where necessary the level 1 award in digital skills, maths, and English.

Contact Joy Scadden:

Telephone No. 01305 268577

Email Address: info@sidebysidetraining.co.uk


Exeter

Puffins of Exeter
are offering childcare traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards at Puffins of Exeter.

Location: Head Office – 13 Mont le Grand, Exeter EX1 2PD

Course dates: Start 7th April completing 1st June 2021

Course hours:

Classroom sessions on a Wednesday 09.30am – 13.30pm with work experience 9.00am to 16:30pm usually a Thursday and a Friday in one of the nurseries.

The course will cover:

Working to achieve the level 1 award in caring for children and the level 1 award in employability, and where necessary the level 1 award in digital skills, maths, and English.

Contact Sue Holding:

Telephone No. Main office 01392 496017 or Sue’s mobile 07519047713

Email Address: sueholding@puffinsofexeter.com


Exeter

Vistry Partnerships, through our partner Train4All are offering site construction traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and jobs within the Vistry Partnership supply chain.

Location: Alphington: South West Exeter or South Site, off Trood Lane, Alphington, Exeter. Devon EX2 8YP

Course dates: Enrol from 24th-27th May 2021. Start Date 7th June 2021

Course hours:

Monday and Tuesday training on site 9am through to 16:30pm and work experience starts after week 4 (completion of CSCS allows access to work site) 2 – 3 days per week as per employer requirements start hours vary from 8am with most placements finishing at 16:30pm.

The course will cover:

CITB CSCS Green Card – Site Safety Passport

City & Guilds Level 1 Health & Safety Award

City & Guilds Level 1 Construction Skills

City & Guilds Level 1 Employability Skills – Work Preparation

Maths, English, and Digital Skills

Work Experience with Vistry Partnerships supply chain

Construction industry interview

Contact Kirsty Woods

Telephone No. Main office 01458 274043

Email Address: enquiries@train4all.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inh-5mwnUTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znek1HPadvc

Paignton

Our partner Paignton SEC are offering traineeship across all sectors dependant of work placement availability and agreed opportunity for progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and/or a job for further training.

Location: 3 Midvale Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 5BD

Course dates: Ongoing enrolment, with the last start for this period as 28th May 2021.

Course hours: This traineeship is designed to meet the needs of the trainee with training being delivered between 9am to 17.00pm to suit, and with the work experience hours agreed with the employer. These will be for a minimum of 70 hours over the duration of the traineeship.

The course will cover:

• A work experience placement. Ideally one to three days a week

• Work preparation training, which involves help creating a quality CV, interview practice, help with job applications and careers advice

• English, Maths and Digital skills qualifications if required

• Sector specific training if required

Contact Pippa or Sarah:

Telephone No. Main office 01803 559816 or Sarah’s mobile 07519047713

Email Address: pippa@paigntonsec.com


Plymouth

Vistry Partnerships, through our partner Train4All are offering site construction traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and jobs within the Vistry Partnership supply chain.

Location: North Prospect: Myrtleville, Rosedown Avenue, Plymouth. Devon PL2 2PY

Course dates: Enrol from 24th-27th May 2021. Start Date 7th June 2021

Course hours:

Monday and Tuesday training on site 9am through to 16:30pm and work experience starts after week 4 (completion of CSCS allows access to work site) 2 – 3 days per week as per employer requirements start hours vary from 8am with most placements finishing at 16:30pm.

The course will cover:

CITB CSCS Green Card – Site safety Passport

City & Guilds Level 1 Health & Safety Award

City & Guilds Level 1 Construction Skills

City & Guilds Level 1 Employability Skills – Work Preparation

Maths, English and Digital Skills

Work Experience with Vistry Partnerships supply chain

Construction industry interview

Contact Kirsty Woods:

Telephone No. Main office 01458 274043

Email Address: enquiries@train4all.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inh-5mwnUTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znek1HPadvc


Plymouth

Our partner The Focus Group are offering business skills and financial data traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and jobs.

Location: 63 – 67 St Modwen Rd, Plymouth, PL6 8LH

Course dates: Start 14th June running for 6 weeks

Course hours:

Monday & Tuesday in Training centre 9am to 16:30pm

Wednesday & Thursday in work placement, hours to suit employer.

Minimum of 70 hours.

The course will cover:

AAT Access Award in Business Skills.

The AAT Access Award in business skills offer an introductory level qualification in finance within a business environment. The qualification introduces students to entry level financed skills and soft skills required within the workplace. Topics covered – Preparing for work – Using numbers in business – Sales and purchases in business – Maths, English, Digital Skills assessments, cv writing, interview skills.

Contact Heidi Evans

Telephone No. Main office 01752 348980or Heidi Evans on 07702858201

Email Address: heidi.e@tftg.org


Plymouth

Plymouth Training offering childcare, healthcare, teaching assistant or youth work traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and/or jobs.

Location: Plymouth Training, Genesis, 235 Union Street, Plymouth , PL1 3HN

Course dates:

Group 1 : Starting 19th April for 10 weeks.

Group 2: Starting 3rd May for 10 weeks.

Course hours: A half day taught session (provisionally booked for Tuesdays) and minimum 7-hour placement per week for 10 weeks day dependant on employer.

The course will cover:

The programme will be delivered over 10 weeks and include a placement, an introduction to working with children and young people and/or adults, what to expect in the workplace and skills development to prepare for work.

This will include a classroom session (virtual or face to face) and a placement opportunity in a nursery, school, health services or youth services setting.

This traineeship can support progression onto further qualifications, into a job or an apprenticeship.

Contact Hannah Morgan Gibson or Juliette Morgan.

Telephone No. office 01752 564342 or mobile 07920064725


Redruth

Our partner The Focus Group are offering health & social care traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and jobs.

Location: Unit 6, Wilson Way, Redruth, TR15 3RT

Course dates: Start Date 24th May for 8 weeks

Course hours:

Monday & Tuesday in Training centre 9am to 16:30pm

Wednesday & Thursday in work placement, hours to suit employer. Minimum of 70 hours.

The course will cover:

Level 1 award – Introduction to Health and Social Care

This qualification will help develop skills and knowledge within health and social care topics covered – Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care – Understand the principles and values in health and social care – Introduction to duty of care in health and social care – Understand the role of the

Social care worker – Keeping yourself and others safe from COVID19 – Maths, English, Digital skills, cv writing, interview skills, mental health, first aid, food safety.

Contact Heidi Evans

Telephone No. Main office 01752 348980or Heidi Evans on 07702858201

Email Address: Heidi.e@tftg.org


Somerton

Vistry Partnership and other employers, through our partner Train4All are offering site construction traineeship opportunities with progression to industry specific Apprenticeship Standards and jobs within construction sector.

Location: Train4All Academy, Units 1- 4 Jubilee Park, Badgers Cross Lane, Somerton, TA11 7JF

Course dates: Open enrolment no specific course dates. Last start 7th June 2021, for this enrolment period.

Course hours:

Monday and Tuesday training on site 9am through to 16:30pm and work experience starts after week 4 (completion of CSCS allows access to work site) 2 – 3 days per week as per employer requirements start hours vary from 8am with most placements finishing at 16:30pm.

The course will cover:

CITB CSCS Green Card – Site safety Passport

City & Guilds Level 1 Health & Safety Award

City & Guilds Level 1 Construction Skills

City & Guilds Level 1 Employability Skills – Work Preparation

Maths, English and Digital Skills

Work Experience with Vistry Partnerships supply chain and other employers

Construction industry interview

Contact Kirsty Wood or Ash Khan:

Telephone No. Main office 01458 274043

Email Address: enquiries@train4all.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inh-5mwnUTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znek1HPadvc


Current vacancies

Sunny Days Bridport 17th May 2021 Childcare

Sunny Days Dorchester 17th May 2021 Childcare

Sparkling Stars Pre-School Poole 17th May 2021 Childcare

Coastline Housing, Redruth 17th May 2021 H&SC

Green Light PBS Ltd, Redruth 17th May 2021 H&SC

Ryearch Ltd, Plymouth 17th May 2021 AAT

Simply Kitchens, Plymouth 17th May 2021 AAT

Swallow Court, Penzance 17th May 2021 H&SC

Tre’care, Camborne 17th May 2021 H&SC

Focus. Plymouth 19th May 2021 AAT

Puffins of Exeter 31st May 2021 Childcare

North Bristol NHS Trust 1st June 2021 H&SC

Vistry, Plymouth 7th June 2021 Cons

Vistry, Exeter 7th June 2021 Cons

Vistry, Somerton 7th June 2021 Cons

Reflections Training Academy 17th May 2021 Business Admin

Reflections Salon Group, Bristol 17th May 2021 Hair

Obsessions Lichfield 3rd June


Any questions please either email or call 01392 437659