Train and grow your WORKFORCE 

Traineeships act as high-quality unpaid work placements that give employees the skills to succeed in employment. A traineeship can take anywhere from 100 hours over a maximum of six months, at the end of which you can choose to offer them a full-time job.

Around their practical-based placement, trainees will also undertake work preparation training with additional maths and English support if needed. This will develop their interpersonal and communication skills, whilst furthering their knowledge on skills and techniques to further themselves in the workplace.

The benefits of a traineeship programme?

There’s a large segment of the population that’s motivated to get into professional employment, but they lack the qualifications, experience or know-how. Traineeships tackle this problem, whilst enabling you to take on enthusiastic individuals whose skills can be moulded to suit your business model.

Experience shows that trainees who progress onto employment within a company remain hard-working and loyal. As time goes on, you have the opportunity to build up a workforce that is closely aligned with your values. Beyond this, traineeships have the ability to expand the skills of your existing workforce, who will be able to assist in mentoring young people.

Lastly there’s the sense of wellbeing that comes with traineeships. Through your traineeship programme, you can visibly demonstrate corporate social responsibility. You can also enjoy a great sense of satisfaction in knowing you’ve played your part in improving the lives of people in your community.

Cost – the period of a workplacement is classed as education and is therefore unpaid. However, employers are being advised to support trainees with external costs like travel and food.

Next steps for a trainee – at the end of a traineeship, you are required to offer one of the following: an interview for a paid position; an exit interview to prepare the trainee for interview situations, along with written feedback to provide a support crutch for their future career prospects

TRAINEESHIP QUICK GUIDE & MYTH BUSTER FOR EMPLOYERS