Learn new skills
Get real work experience
Find the job you want 

What is a traineeship?

A free programme designed to help you to gain work skills, work experience and become ready for employment in just under 12 weeks. This will include:

5 weeks training

Full-time classroom training to prepare you for work and give you qualifications.

Work experience

A work placement with a local business for up to 6 weeks.

Job interview

An interview with the business you’ve completed your placement with.  

Ongoing support

Ongoing support after your placement to help you make the most of your traineeship, continue learning and find work.

What will I learn?

Training leading to BTEC1 qualifications

Learn skills & build confidence to start work

  • Customer service skills
  • CV writing
  • Interview skills
  • Work awareness
  • Team working
  • People skills


Guaranteed work experience

We’ll match you with an employer to

  • Apply & develop your skills
  • Gain practical experience
  • Learn which job roles suit you
  • Add experience to your CV


Job interview

With the business you’ve done your placement with to get

  • Practical advice about your career
  • The chance to get a job


Continued support

We’ll continue supporting you after completing your traineeship to

  • Help you find work or
  • Start a paid apprenticeship


Parent, partner or guardian?

Young people on a traineeship are more likely to succeed with your support and encouragement. You can help someone doing a traineeship in a number of ways, including: helping them choose the right clothes for the course, helping them to arrive on time and practising interview answers with them. Click the icon below to read the factsheet for more information about traineeships, and to find out how you can help someone succeed on the course.

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Why do a traineeship?

You’ll get relevant qualifications*

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Skills


*If you successfully complete the required coursework

You’re guaranteed a work placement

Our placements are with major UK employers, with real jobs and apprenticeships on offer.

  • High street banks
  • International hotel chains
  • Leading transport companies
  • Customer contact centres


Recognised path to employment, paid for by the government

  • Traineeships will help you start a career
  • It could lead to a job or an apprenticeship

It's a fun programme. You'll meet new people

  • You’ll do your training with twelve other people like you.
  • Coursework includes group activities and team work.

Is a traineeship for me?

Traineeships are designed to help you find a job that works for you.

If you are:

  • aged between 16 to 24 years old
  • unemployed with qualifications below the equivalent of two A-levels
  • looking for employment but with little or no work experience
  • actively looking for the right opportunity to start your career
  • wanting to improve your skills and find work

Then a traineeship could be for you!

Sign up now and one of our advisors will contact you.

If you’re still not sure whether a traineeship is for you, just get in touch via our Facebook page. 

What our trainees say


“My trainer understood each and every one of his students quickly to adapt to their style of learning, that felt great to me to see as I hadn't received much support in school or college or ever really until now.” 

Our trainers were rated


for knowledge, enthusiasm, rapport and presentation skills


“I appreciated the enthusiasm and friendliness exhibited by my fellow trainees. My first week of my traineeship has honestly been an uplifting, exciting experience” 


of trainees said they would recommend this traineeship to their friends


“I liked learning about the business I want to work in, the different areas and the variety of choices I have.” 


On average, trainees rate the relevance of the course to finding a work placement as



“I liked the fact that I am in a small group and this gives me the opportunity to learn more effectively. I also developed my teamwork skills by being a group and engaging everyone.” 


of trainees reported the traineeship boosted their confidence

Where next...

We have new traineeships starting all the time, all over the country. Sign up to a programme in your area now!

Motherwell (DWP)

4th July - 15th July 2016

Cwmbran (DWP)

4th July - 15th July 2016

Stoke (Asda)

4th July - 5th August 2016

Canterbury (Asda)

11th July - 12th August 2016

Woking (Asda)

11th July - 12th August 2016

Cwmbran (DWP)

18th July - 29th July 2016

Newcastle (DWP)

18th July - 29th July 2016

Doncaster (Asda)

20th July - 23rd August 2016

Manchester (Asda)

27th July - 30th August 2016

London (BT)

27th July - 30th August 2016

Join us and enrol

If you’re interested in doing a traineeship send us your details and we’ll call you to talk about it.

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