Young People at a Workshop


What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 to 10 weeks, depending on whether or not you require your maths and English functional skills qualifications.

Our traineeships help 19 to 23 year olds get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.  On successful completion of the traineeship, the employer that our trainees are placed with may be offer long-term employment.

Let us help you find the job of your dreams by placing you on your traineeship with an employer in the type of industry you are interested in developing your career in.

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 19 to 23

  • not enrolled in any other educational course or program.

What does a Traineeship include?

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 will support you with a bursary to cover expenses such as transport and meals. Being on a traineeship won't affect your benefits, so you will continue to receive these while you are on the program.


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.

Current Traineeships on Offer

Call Center Employee

Contact Centre Traineeship, Gateshead

Start dates throughout 2021, includes generous commission package from the employer

If you are aged 19-23 and looking for work in the Gateshead area, this traineeship is the one for you.


You will be based in a contact Centre within walking distance of Gateshead town centre, specialising in renewable energy products and carbon-saving measures, for 6 weeks gaining hands-on work experience 4-days per week. 1 day per week will be spent gaining employability skills, including CV-writing and interview skills.

The employer is offering a generous commission package for its trainees. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed.

At the Cash Register

Various Traineeship Placements -

You Choose!

Start dates throughout 2021. Placements to suit learner requirements.

If you are aged 19-23 and looking for work anywhere in England, we can help you to find your ideal traineeship placement.


With a variety of employers covering all different work sectors, located in your preferred area.

Bursaries to cover expenses and travel will be provided.