Traineeships are great for people that are not yet ready for an apprenticeship or a job. They provide you with the opportunity to develop work experience skills and prepare you for work by:
Work experience – to give the young person meaningful work experience and to develop workplace skills
Work preparation training – to prepare learners with the Skills for Work in a particular sector as well as Employability Skills covering areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills
English and maths – these are seen as crucial employability skills and will be developed during the traineeship
You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.
You could be suitable to apply for a traineeship if you are:
16-24 years old with an EHC plan
Have no qualifications above GCSE or equivalent
Unemployed or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience
This is the go-to website to apply for a traineeship. You can filter by area and traineeship type. Click the Gov.Uk picture above to enter.