Traineeship is a government programme for young people who want to work, but need extra help before they can gain an apprenticeship or a job. It consists of work placements and work skills training, combined with study in English and math.

Who can do a traineeship?

Young people aged 16-23 who are job ready and near to finding employment:

  • who need to improve their skills to enhance their confidence & experience
  • are enthusiastic and committed and
  • may be in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or other benefits.

What will the trainee do?

  • Receive support from Uxbridge College with employability skills, plus English and math to GCSE level
  • Attend a work placement of between 100 - 240 hours
  • Carry out duties and activities that you have specified.

Benefits for business

  • Traineeships help you to unlock the hidden potential of enthusiastic young people with their fresh ideas into your business
  • Traineeships provide extra support to your existing or new projects
  • Traineeships allow you to shape the skills and experience of young people from your local community. This helps your business to develop a loyal and talented workforce, whilst supporting the community.
  • Working with trainees will give existing staff members the chance to develop their skills in mentoring and coaching young people.
  • Traineeships are designed to be as simple as possible for employers and can be tailored to suit the specific needs of individual businesses.

Benefits for trainees

  • Gain the right skills to help candidate get an apprenticeship or employment
  • Get valuable work experience and build CV
  • Improve English and math to boost chances of employment
  • Gain interview experience through an exit interview (or job/ apprenticeship if available) and a reference.

How do you get involved?

  • Contact us to discuss how a traineeship would benefit you
  • Agree a placement, between 100-240 hours for up to 30 hours per week. There's no wages - the placements are free.
  • At the end of the programme, employers could provide an exit interview (or job/apprenticeship if available) and a formal reference.