The new Traineeships will be a strand for 16-19 Study Programmes targeting students who are committed to securing an Apprenticeship or other employment. From August 2013, the new Traineeships programme will prepare young people for an Apprenticeship or sustainable work by offering a high quality work placement, work preperation training as well as an English and Maths qualification.
Who are Traineeships for?
Traineeships will be available to young people ages 16-19 and for young people with Learning Difficulty Assessments up to academic age of 25 from August 2013. Traineeships are intended for young people who:
- Are not currently in a job and have little work experience, but who are focused on work or the prospect of it;
- Are qualified below Level 3; and
- Providers and employers believe have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an Apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a Traineeship.
What will Traineeships provide?
Traineeships are part of the same family as Apprenticeships. Over time, employers will want to consider in the round the number of Apprenticeships and Traineeships they will offer as they plan their workforce development.
Traineeships will be part of Study Programmes. This will ensure simplicity and enable young people to move between options.
The core content of Traineeships will be a high quality work placement, work preperation training and Engligh and Maths. Providers and employers will have the freedom to bring these elements together in the best way to engage and support individual trainees.