What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Traineeships include:

− Work preparation training

− English and maths* support if required.

− A work experience placement of six weeks to five months with an employer

− In addition to these basic elements, you and the training provider can add flexible additional content to meet the needs of your business and the local labour market

VTCT and Traineeships

VTCT offers a selection of qualifications a level 1 and 2 that can be incorporated into a traineeship, including employability skills, work experience and specific sector units. Offering learners a certificated qualification as part of a Traineeship helps them to build their CV and show employers their dedication.

With Traineeships, businesses can help develop the next generation of employees, equipping young people with the personal and practical skills required in the labour market. Work experience placements within Traineeships are not paid but, if successful, often lead to an Apprenticeship or full time employment placements for the learner.


Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.




  Further Traineeship Information and Examples 
New Traineeships Opportunities Leaflet