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 and helping them become ‘work ready’. It is designed for young people aged 16 – 24 who do not yet have the skills or experience required to start work or an apprenticeship.
The content of a Traineeship will be tailored to your individual needs, including:
No, you will not get paid. You will still receive any benefit that you are currently claiming as well as valuable work experience as part of your Traineeship. However you may be eligible to claim your travelling expenses. An advisor at Release Potential will advise you on this.
Traineeships are a package combining real work with off the job training. You will not exceed 30 hours of training/work placement per week.
Your eligibility will depend on your circumstances however these are the basic requirements. You must be living in England, aged between 16 and 24, not have previously completed a traineeship or apprenticeship and not hold a qualifcation up to or including a Level 3.
Throughout your Traineeship you should consult your tutor at Release Potential who will see you throughout your Traineeship. You should also have access to a mentor in your work place.
Yes, you will receive a certificate for each qualification you successfully complete.
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Traineeships throughout England, and are responsible for increasing the number of apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. Some useful links can be found at The National Apprenticeship Service and Find a Traineeship
Your course will be tailored to meet your needs and that of the employer you are matched with however Traineeships generally last between six weeks and twelve months.
At the end of your Traineeship if a position becomes available within the company you will be given an interview by the employer for that position. However if a vacancy has not become available the employer will still give you an interview and will give you feedback on your time with the company plus a formal reference. You will also be helped to look for an appropriate apprenticeship where this is agreed as an appropriate route for you.
If for any reason you feel you have issues about your work placement you should raise your concerns with your manager. You will also have your tutors contact details and can contact the Release Potential office on 01661 843819.