You may be suitable for a Traineeship. A Traineeship is an important stepping stone for anyone who is almost, but not quite, ready to get an Apprenticeship or a job. You can also find out about Traineeships by visiting the Apprenticeships stand at Skills London 2016.
Traineeships last anything from six weeks to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to your individual needs, including:
- Work preparation training, for example CV writing and interview skills, which ensures you are ready and have confidence to take the first step in your career, such as an Apprenticeship.
- English and maths support to help give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace.
- Meaningful work experience which provides insight and experience of the world of work and makes you more attractive to potential employers.
Traineeships can prepare you for your future career, helping you to get ready for the world of work and improving your chances of getting an Apprenticeship or other job.
Find a Traineeship on the gov.uk website or you can contact your local college or training provider to see if they are offering opportunities. There is more information from the National Careers Service. If you are getting benefits, you can ask your Jobcentre Plus adviser about Traineeships. Visit the National Apprenticeship Service stand at the event for more details.
You won’t be paid a wage while on a Traineeship but your work experience employer may be able to support you by paying for transport or other expenses such as your meals. Depending on your circumstances you could be eligible for financial support from the 16-19 Bursary Fund or for Discretionary Learner Support if you are 19 or over. If you are in receipt of benefits you should speak to your individual Jobcentre Plus adviser.