Traineeships are a combination of study and work experience, to give 16-24-year-olds the foundation they need to start their career by offering an insight into a variety of industries. 

Traineeships last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, depending on needs, and enable learners to progress onto an apprenticeship.

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How we do it
Meaningful work experience

As well as focusing on employability skills, learners will study on one of the below pathways, which will be aligned to their work placement. This enables the traineeship to focus on a specific career and sector. Trainees can select additional modules and support as part of their programme.

Here’s how Traineeships benefit organisations and individuals:

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For Organisations

  • Traineeships are a great way to get short term or temporary support for your business while giving work experience to a young person that will really make a difference to their future.

  • A traineeship benefits employers that are not yet ready to offer an apprenticeship or employment, but instead would like to assess the fit and role of a new staff member without the commitment. 

  • Employers will benefit from a dedicated Employer Liaison Manager who will be on hand to help with any queries or issues that arise.

  • Opportunity to use the traineeship as a recruitment pathway to select great talent.

  • £1000 incentive support available for each learner (up to 10).

  • Cost to recruit can be reduced if you choose to progress a trainee into employment or apprenticeships.

  • Programmes can be tailored to your specific business needs and we welcome co-design opportunities.

  • Trainee employers do not have to pay trainees for work experience but instead commit to providing reasonable expenses for travel, food and other related costs.

  • Give young people the opportunity they need to succeed.

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For Individuals

  • A traineeship will give you the foundation you need to start your career, offering an insight into a variety of exciting industries.

  • Gain real work experience alongside work-readiness skills and show employers what you can do in the workplace.

  • The length of commitment is relatively short, and the programme is fully funded by the government.

  • With progression support, you’ll look to use that experience to move into the first step of your future career, which could either be full-time work or an apprenticeship.

  • Traineeships also enable you to work towards a Level 2 in English and Maths, if you don’t already have the relevant qualifications!

  • Following your Traineeship, you’re guaranteed an interview with an employer.

  • Traineeships help gain a clearer idea of what industry you would like to work in.

  • Gain valuable experience, grow in confidence, and improve your CV.

  • Receive support with job applications.

  • Develop your Maths and English skills.

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What's involved

Picking your path

All of our Traineeships include the fundamental skills you need to get you employment-ready. These include:

  1. Maths and English
  2. Preparing for work: Applications and CV preparation
  3. Receiving and actioning feedback

In addition to these, you can then choose sector-specific modules that are most relevant to you:

  1. Customer Service Skills (Level 1 and Level 2)
  2. Accountancy (Level 2)
  3. Digital Skills (Level 1 and Level 2)
  4. Business Administration (Level 1 and Level 2)

Illustrative Traineeship journey

To show you how a traineeship works, here's an example of the format of a 16-week programme.

  • Introduction to sector course
  • Induction module overview

  • Digital Skills, Business Administration, Accountancy, or Customer Service

  • Work placement

  • Digital Skills, Business Administration, Accountancy, or Customer Service

  • Work placement

  • Preparing to work skills

  • Work placement

  • CV writing and application process

  • Work placement

Traineeships as unique as your needs

  • We believe that smaller and more frequent placements, with more opportunity to act on feedback and embed learning, delivers the best experience for both our learners and the employers
  • We can adjust the traineeship based on the individual e.g. if they have existing Maths skills, we would reduce those sessions and potentially increase the placement time or sector-specific skills
  • Each month they will complete modules, at their own pace, online. Their tutor is on hand to support and will have a scheduled session with them once a week to offer support and check progress.
  • Based on needs, the skills modules can include digital skills, accountancy, business administration, customer service or a mix of the 4. We’d be happy to design your traineeship to fit.

Praise for Traineeships

Each week you see them grow as they’re going into their lessons, and you see what they’re doing. You see them in the store as they’re gaining confidence talking to staff and customers more, and now they’re just like part of the team.



General Manager, Marks & Spencer

Through your tutoring I’ve found that I have a lot to offer as an employee to any company and I have now secured a job.



Logistics Trainee

I have a real passion for helping others develop. This led me to move into the education and training sector. I have been working with Babington for over four years, and love the teamwork that goes in to help each individual student reach their full potential.



Specialist Trainer

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