Traineeships are a flexible sector focused learning and work placement programme funded by the Government for a maximum of one year.
They enable you to get to know and work with young people prior to recruiting apprentices by offering 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 training provider. The training provider will design the programme in conjunction with you so that it suits both your business and the needs of the trainee.
The benefits of a traineeship programme for your business include giving your current employees experience in training and mentoring, helping you to increase capacity and productivity by developing a loyal and talented workforce.
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.